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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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Simmons staff to vote on pay cuts and reduced working hours

Simmons & Simmons‘ staff have been asked to take a 20 per cent pay cut for up to six months, as the firm ushers in further measures to tackle the effects of Covid-19. The Lawyer understands that staff have been asked to vote online later this month for a 20 per cent reduction in hours with […]

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Freshfields and Bakers lead on Spanish acquisition of Charlotte Tilbury

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Baker McKenzie have led on the acquisition of make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury by Spanish fashion group Puig in a transaction that saw Withers and Pinsent Masons also win roles. Freshfields corporate partners Alison Smith and Piers Prichard Jones led for the UK-based makeup company from the magic circle firm. Charlotte Tilbury […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Ashurst digital disruptor Tara Waters

Name: Tara Waters Firm: Ashurst Role: Partner and co-CEO of Ashurst Digital Ventures Trained at: Allen & Overy Year qualified: 2009 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I did not do a training contract as I am US-qualified. However, one of the first memories as a lawyer […]

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