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12/09/2017Arising from discussion and comment on last month’s piece concerning ‘professional service’ is the issue of client confidence.
04/09/2017Creating a supervisory relationship you can be proud of may take a little effort, but it is worth it. Whether you are managing trainees or newly qualifieds, here are seven tips to help.
15/08/2017What do architects, auditors and lawyers have in common? No, this is not the opening line to an overdone and unamusing joke along the lines of the sort of attempt at humour often heard at a conference.
08/08/2017One of the questions I frequently ask experienced, successful women lawyers is, “if you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say to her?” Here is a distillation of their wisdom.
This week systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC suggest five things you can do over the summer to enhance your well being and start creating the life you want.
“I don’t get on particularly famously with any of the partners in my team and I’m concerned I haven’t got a mentor or a patron within the firm. Is this going to hold me back and what can I do?”
11/07/2017I recently spoke at a networking event on the most effective ways to develop meaningful business relationships and was asked a completely unexpected and somewhat unrelated question.
This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC discuss the link between the way you think about stress and the effect that stress has on you.
I joined Hogan Lovells (or Lovell White Durrant as it then was) as a trainee solicitor in 2000 and have been a partner in the financial services litigation team since 2012.
Law is losing talented women. The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Annual Statistics report Reveals the scale of the problem: despite significantly more women than men studying law, receiving training contracts and qualifying as solicitors only 33 per cent of partners across the UK are women.
My Pride Story: “The legal profession’s made great strides in LGBT diversity but we can’t be comp...
27/06/2017Daniel Gerring is a partner at Travers Smith.
I came out to friends and family at the age of 15. I was living in a market town called Macclesfield at the time where there was no visible LGBT community and although there were over 1,000 students at my secondary school, I was not aware of anyone who was openly gay at the school.
This week systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC discuss the benefits of stepping outside the comfort zone to discover your true abilities – and why many people choose not to do so.
The meeting has been arranged to take place in a café; I’ve asked for some recommendations, done a bit of research and contacted three companies all of whom provide the same technical service I am looking for (in this case, digital design).
This week systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC discuss the benefits of going on a retreat.
Fail to prepare…We all know the end of that one. As this article is appearing in the middle of an election campaign in the UK it would be a missed opportunity not to cast an eye over to the world of politics
This week systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC discuss the importance of connecting the mind, body and the space around us, and the ways in which this can be achieved.
02/05/2017Everyone complains about their job, right? Wrong. A lot of lawyers genuinely love what they do and are happy.
We often have relatively junior associates from our informal panel of external law firms doing up to three-month secondments at our large multi-national corporate in-house legal department.
The ‘hard nut’ leader may achieve results, but at what price? This week, systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC discuss empathic leadership and how individuals and organisations can benefit.