The magic circle recruit state school graduates, but they don’t promote them

The recent fiasco concerning A Level gradings has brought attention to structural inequalities within the education system and its longer-term effects on career opportunities.

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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.


Hot 100 Career quiz: SOAS legal chief Deborah Robinson

Name: Deborah Robinson Firm: SOAS University of London Role: Director of Legal and Governance Trained at: Macfarlanes Year qualified: 1990 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Negotiating to get urgent documents higher on the word processing pool’s list! On a less mundane note, working alongside the lead […]


Freshfields to launch 100 Bishopsgate data lab in new tech venture

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is looking to launch its second digital solutions lab after it finalises its move into 100 Bishopsgate, building on a venture started last year in Berlin. The second lab will complement an existing space in Berlin that was debuted in 2019 and is housed in the Factory co-working space nested in the […]

Greenberg continues to build out City restructuring with new partner hire

Greenberg Traurig has brought in another partner from a US rival to revivify its City restructuring practice. Corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson joins the firm after a stint as joint head of banking at Dorsey & Whitney. She was previously head of the European corporate trust group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, leaving in January […]

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