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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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BP is set to kick off a review of its legal panel this year for its UK and international operations, The Lawyer understands. The oil giant is expected to begin the process during the summer, with the expectation of updating its roster of external law firms before the end of 2020. It comes as some […]

DLA hires second restructuring partner in two months

DLA Piper has continued to bulk up its restructuring practice, this time with a hire from Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has hired James Davison, who will join during the summer from Addleshaws. He has been a partner at the UK firm since 2017, when he was part of the firm’s promotions round. He was the […]

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Cooley sets aside £22m for London office move

Cooley has spent about £22m for its upcoming move to its new London headquarters, its LLP accounts show. The firm is to take up new office space in TwentyTwo Bishopsgate, moving from the 69 Old Broad Street building that housed the firm’s practices since its London launch in 2015. The London office of the US firm […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Taylor Wessing to cut working hours and salaries and delay promotions

Taylor Wessing is cutting partner drawings by 20 per cent and reducing working hours and salaries, as part of extensive contingency measures taken to tame the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its business. The firm is reducing hours and salaries across the headcount its UK offices up to a maximum of 20 per cent […]

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