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62.8 per cent of homeworkers are male

Working as I do flexibly and, most of the time, from my home office, I found this article by Louisa Symington-Mills very interesting,...

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In-house lawyers innovating with a contracts App!

What a great idea Ingrid Cope had when she came up with an App for use in Pernod Ricard's business that works as a contract builder. I...

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How unconscious bias affects the workplace.

It's fascinating to read about how unconscious bias affects decisions in the workplace. It's so commendable that blind auditions for...

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Inspiring women lawyers from Cleveland, Ohio

These two women started their own business law firm all the way back in 2004. But what's really interesting is they were promoted to do...

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Lean times for law firms?

This is one of the best articles I've seen on how Lean principles should be transferred to law firms but the author is, as you might...

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Do you allocate turnover for R&D?

Most tech companies do this, but do most service companies or professional services companies do this? Law firms generally think of...

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Best firms offering women lawyers prestige and pay

Good news for some of our American women lawyer friends.

I'd love to see an initiative here in the UK such as that run by the Women...

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Meditation for lawyers?

It seems mindfulness, a type of mediation, is sweeping legal America. As most trends that start in the U.S. have a habit of coming over...

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How the legal profession is evolving

There are two standout issues for me in this wide ranging article, "The Evolution of Lawyers and What the Future Holds" by Aaron George.

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Why lawyers judging success by their level of monetary compensation could be wrong.

Richard Moorhead makes an excellent point about the need to consider the things other than monetary compensation that make work rewarding...

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Considering a move in-house?

The sage advice, given by Fernando Garcia in the article "Finding the path to an in-house career", to lawyers thinking of moving...

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Britain's 'Makers' worth £18bn to the UK economy

Interesting to see the value 'Makers' bring to the economy. It would great to see the age and gender breakdown of the 'Makers' to...

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General Counsel becoming CEO?

In the USA it seems that there is a growing number of CEOs who have a background as in-house counsel. This trend hasn't started to...

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Male lawyers get bigger pay rises

Why does this happen? The Lawyer Salary Survey has discovered this significant difference in pay rises for male and female lawyers. That...

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Top HSBC in-house lawyer tells students to ditch gap years and work at JD Sports instead

I have some sympathy for Sandie Okoro's comments. I didn't take a gap year (my parents could never have afforded it) and I was very...

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General Counsel have always had a strategic role

I disagree with this statement: "A decade or so ago, the role of General Counsel was a lot simpler – it involved managing the panel law...

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When it comes to flex working value output over input

Time wise Jobs launched their Flexible Jobs Index today. In this article Lynn Rattigan discusses how it is about a blending rather than...

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Excoriating article on lack of #biglaw innovation

I've worked in BigLaw, in-house and in NewLaw and am all too aware of the need for change in the legal profession and I love a bit of...

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Why Fathers of Daughters have a big role to play in helping advance women's careers

I've often wondered why Fathers of Daughters seem no different from men who are Fathers of Sons only or men who are not Fathers in terms...

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General Counsel - the catalyst to lead their business from pure legal compliance to broad ethical business practice

This is a very important point - that a legal act may be seen as wrong or unethical by non-lawyers. The article linked below rightly...

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Fascinating series on why #biglaw is failing women

Although these articles are about US lawyers, the points they make are just as applicable to English lawyers. Well worth reading.

Why aren't there more women at the top of the nation's biggest firms? Consider that at the current growth rate of women equity partners,...…

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What really keeps General Counsel awake at night?

The main worry for General Counsel is the performance of the overall team according to research.

If the legal team is weak or not sufficiently motivated, it will be much tougher for the team members to focus on the legal issues. And...…

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Career woman - or just lucky?

Another insightful and honest blog post from Andrea Williams, MD of Ambition. Are we not 'outwardly career focussed' enough?

Some women, including myself, seem to think that being outwardly career focused is a negative thing. We prefer to say that ‘if I’m good...…

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CEO's Higher Expectations of General Counsel

An interesting insight into the changing role of General Counsel

Contributing to corporate strategy is high on the legal chief’s list of their bosses’ expectations, according to the Global Counsel...…

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Tackling gender bias

This is a good article which confirms my stance that to effectively tackle gender bias within businesses we need to drive organisational...

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Why you should use #newlaw firms

Like the author of this excellent article, Owen Kurtin, I don't know if this e mail is a hoax or not but it sounds like the sort of...

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Why do women lose ambition?

This article is helpful in analysing one of the many complex reasons why women don't reach the top in business and the professions in the...

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Practical ideas to increase diversity

Excellent article with 3 strong ideas on how to increase law firm diversity

Diversity does not happen by accident. Diversity is not self-executing. The legal profession must strive to be more racially tolerant if...…

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The best General Counsel

Love this comment from Jeremy Bennett outgoing Nomura CEO at The Lawyer's General Counsel Strategy Summit

The “best general counsel” are “problem solvers in times of crisis who think strategically and boldly, with top- level business decision...…

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