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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]



Mid-size pay rises: RPC and Farrers among firms hiking salaries

A host of law firms across the City have handed salary rises to their trainees and associates. Lincoln’s Inn firm Farrer & Co has given all trainees a £1,000 pay increase, with first-years now on £38,000 (up from £37,000) and second-years on £41,000 (up from £40,000). Its newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors, meanwhile, have been handed a £4,000 boost from £60,000 to £64,000. […]

Karen Hendy, RPC

Karen Hendy, RPC

Karen Hendy is fast becoming a leading light in RPC’s management, having been appointed head of corporate in May last year. Hendy took over from long-serving Tim Anderson. Her appointment marks the firm’s first change in corporate leadership in 15 years. Indeed, as the only woman to sit on RPC’s leadership board, Hendy also acts […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

RPC hires two-partner team from beleaguered Sedgwick

RPC has hired a two partner team from troubled US firm Sedgwick, bolstering its insurance practice in London. These hires come after the Sedgwick confirmed last week that it is to cease trading early next year in a move that affected over 80 partners, including six in London.  

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