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What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

The Dangers of Joint Property

“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.

How offshore law firms have stepped up to the challenges of 2020

In this interview, excerpts of which originally appeared in Asian Legal Business, Ogier partner and head of ESG Funds in Hong Kong Kate Hodson discusses how offshore law firms have stepped up to meet this changing business landscape, the ramping up of regulations, and the growing momentum around ESG.

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Eversheds reveals second lateral hire this week

Eversheds Sutherland has pulled off its second UK lateral hire this month, recruiting its first-ever litigation partner in Edinburgh. Alastair Frood is the partner joining the team in the Scottish capital as of January 2020, as he leaves Shepherd & Wedderburn after a 12-year stint heading up its banking and financial litigation practice. Prior to […]

Linklaters

Gender pay gap: Linklaters is second magic circle firm to report

Linklaters employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 19.5 per cent (down  1.3 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 35.7 per cent (up 1.8 per cent) Linklaters combined partner and employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 62.6 per cent (up 1.5 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 39.1 per cent […]

Ashurst

Ashurst fills space on executive board with HSF hire

Ashurst has hired a new chief people officer from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) after its current HR head left after four years in the role. Andrea Bell is joining from the Sydney office of HSF to fill the shoes of current chief people officer Caroline Rawes, who is understood to be taking on a similar […]

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