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Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

How does the UK PPA market need to innovate?

In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.

International investment on the value UK cities

After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?


Roundtable: Using data to demonstrate value – where do you start?

Alun Swift, head of marketing and revenue operations at Apperio, started the roundtable with a simple stat from the Deloitte 2020 Legal Operations Survey: 74 per cent of in-house lawyers felt they did not have clear and accurate measures for work performed by internal and external sources. In lots of cases legal teams feel left […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 26 November

The Lawyer Shopping Channel Another useful suggestion from Helen Libson of Allen & Overy: “For an update on the cliché of socks and ties, Augustus Hare is excellent.” You are all going to be back in face-to-face meetings sooner or later, gents; might as well be dapper. Previously: The Lakes Distillery | Cogito Books |  Lutyens and […]

Reed Smith rebuked for breaching SRA rules

Reed Smith has been issued with a written rebuke by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in relation to an investigation into the firm’s conduct eight years ago. The firm has accepted the rebuke and will pay £1,350 in costs to the regulator. It was found that Reed Smith did not distinguish between its London and Delaware […]


What do DLA Piper and O’Neill Patient have in common for the first time in 2020?

The entry of a Stockport-based conveyancing firm into this year’s UK 200 has shone a light onto the changing face of the UK legal services market. Conveyancing firm O’Neill Patient entered the UK Top 100 this year for the first time with a turnover of £31.2m. The gulf between O’Neill Patient and the UK’s largest […]

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