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  • Leading Women Lawyers: Expectations, Experiences and Achievements Part II

    Thoughts
    12/05/2017

    Last week we examined the subject of bias as the main reason behind the lack of women, and diversity in general, in leading roles in the UK’s law firms. In Part II of this article, we look at those improvements and offer a few further suggestions.

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  • Leading Women Lawyers: Expectations, Experiences and Achievements

    Thoughts
    05/05/2017

    “For stupidity to triumph, all it takes is for intelligent people to do nothing.” The issue of gender and progression in the legal profession has always been a hot potato. More recently, the issue of social mobility and BAME representation has become an even hotter potato. Through our series of interviews 'Leading Women Lawyers', articles and guest blogs we hope to provide those aspiring to partnership access to role models, solutions to specific challenges and the tools to enable them to achieve their goals.

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  • Doing Business in the UAE Part 2

    Thoughts
    21/02/2017

    In the second of this two article series, guest blogger John Dennet, General Counsel, AE examines the numerous routes to market, highlighting the legal requirements and tax advantages of each. The UAE government's commitment to clean energy and new infrastructure spells out numerous opportunities for start ups, entrepreneurs and established businesses looking to invest in this maturing marketplace.

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  • Doing Business in the UAE Part 1

    Thoughts
    10/02/2017

    In the first of two articles, guest blogger John Dennet, General Counsel, AE discusses the general considerations of doing business in the United Arab Emirates. With the UAE government's commitment to clean energy and new infrastructure, opportunities are abundant.

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  • A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned... or is it?

    Thoughts
    19/12/2016

    Every December Leading Light blogger Kate Griffiths-Lambeth invites leading figures from the wider HR industry to contribute thought provoking, powerful articles and commentary to her AdventBlog. Day 19 (published 19/12/16) and Cogence Search's Mark Husband discusses why that 'iffy aphorism', "A penny saved is a a penny earned..." is causing so many of us a deal of heartache this Christmas.

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