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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

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.

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Akin Gump makes first lateral hire of 2020 from Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is to lose one of its leverage finance partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Amy Kennedy has been at Gibson since 2015, and is one of three lawyers that the firm has promoted in the last eight years in the City (in 2017). Akin will be the fourth US […]

Litigation Tracker: the top ten most active firms in the English courts

Court battles involving the UK Government led to a surge of instructions for City law firms over 2019, according to The Lawyer’s latest Litigation Tracker figures. According to the data, the lawyers in the most cases over 2019 were from the UK Government’s in-house team rather than a private practice firm. The Government was involved […]

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The mirage of a cross-European corporate team

Confusing Europe with London is never a good habit, but it’s one to which US firms still fall prey. A clear-eyed assessment is well overdue at four firms in particular: McDermott Will & Emery (MWE), Orrick, Squire Patton Boggs, and Cleary. We single out those firms because of an interesting data point buried in The […]

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