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Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.

A review of the post-Brexit UK financial sanctions regime – where are we now?

Following its departure from the EU, the UK now has the opportunity to develop its own international sanctions regime, separate from the EU. The Foreign Office is now responsible for international sanctions policy and this will be implemented and enforced by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) on behalf of HM Treasury.

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Slaughter and May corporate veteran Nigel Boardman is set to chair the firm’s Africa group, a week after it emerged he would be stepping down from the partnership next April. Boardman will replace former finance head Andrew Balfour in the role. Balfour, who has headed the firm’s Africa practice group since he retired as a partner in 2014, […]

UK 200: Slaughters tops revenue per lawyer charts

Slaughter and May has the highest revenue per lawyer (RPL) of the UK’s top 100 largest firms this year. At £900,000, the firm’s RPL is also the third highest in the top 200. Only Bott & Co (ranked 153rd in the UK 200) and Drydensfairfax Solicitors (ranked 196) are higher. For 2018, any firm wishing […]

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In the shadow of Slaughter and May: how is Luminance winning clients? 

Last week, South African firm Webber Wentzel announced that it was partnering with AI platform Luminance in order to automate its M&A document review. Herein lie two households, both alike in dignity: Webber Wentzel is in alliance with Linklaters, while one of Linklaters’ biggest corporate rivals, Slaughter and May, has a 5 per cent stake […]

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Slaughters M&A: Last of the City big beasts set to bow out alongside Boardman

Weeks after the announcement of Nigel Boardman’s impending retirement next April, it can be revealed that another Slaughter and May stalwart is also due to hang up his boots this year. Corporate M&A partner William Underhill will bow out of the firm this December after 28 years in the firm’s partnership. He joined the firm […]

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