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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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Law Against Loneliness: 5 June

Poll of the Day Staff at Simmons & Simmons have been asked to vote on whether they want to take a 20 per cent pay cut for up to six months or not, with a corresponding reduction in hours. Should they have been asked to vote on this decision? Pic of the Day “I thought […]

On-demand Webinar: Changing the culture of financial services

The FCA defines culture as ‘the habitual behaviours and mindsets that characterise an organisation’ yet culture is commonly known as ‘the way things are done around here’. How can the financial services sector change this mindset to reflect a culture that aligns employee practice with the best customer outcomes? Can organisations utilise the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to develop their corporate culture in a vacuum? Dr Tom Reader, associate professor at the LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, explains that the key is having a compelling reason to change as “Covid-19 is testament to the fact that culture can change rapidly”. Behaviours change when the cause is important – often, change programmes are ineffective because they are meaningful only for the people who want the change, not for the people they want to change.

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McDermott’s got to get better at keeping its laterals

Out of all the years to choose from and McDermott Will & Emery picks 2020 for its London office reboot. The US firm’s City base is well on track to add more new partners than it did last year; it has already added four new members compared to six throughout the whole of 2019. McDermott […]

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In search of Arcadia? Check the broadband, not the house prices

One of the seemingly obvious benefits of this remote working trend is that lawyers now have more flexibility to choose where they live and it’s likely that a few are considering a life of bucolic bliss once things have settled. However, there is one big limiting factor: broadband infrastructure. Last year the plight of British […]

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