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Diana Bentley' s stories

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    Branching out: upskilling for in-house counsel

    Feature 23 July 2018

    In-house counsel can greatly enhance their effectiveness by broadening their skill sets. Diana Bentley reports

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    Moving on up: roles beyond GC

    Feature 26 April 2018

    General counsel contemplating a career move will benefit from a careful survey of their options. Diana Bentley reviews some of the issues involved.  

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    Moore is more

    Feature 17 April 2018

    Diana Bentley talks to Moore Blatch managing partner Ed Whittington about the firm’s strategy for growth

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    Paradise lost

    Feature 21 February 2018

    The Panama Papers leak from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms has led to a hardening of attitudes towards tax avoiders – and that arguably includes many lawyers, who are deemed complicit in the actions of their clients. Diana Bentley looks at how the landscape has changed.

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    Great expectations: driving diversity

    Feature 30 January 2018

    US firm HP caused a stir last year when it announced that it would withhold up to ten per cent of costs invoiced by their external law firms if they do not meet minimum diversity requirements. While we haven’t seen anything so drastic over here yet, Diana Bentley explores how in-house teams are raising their expectations of their law firms and driving through real change.

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    Only select: working with panels

    Feature 30 October 2017

    For general counsel, the selection of panels of external advisers is a vital, but often time-consuming process. Clear thinking and good management are called for. Here, some experts share their experiences and advice with Diana Bentley. 

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    Partner up

    Feature 28 July 2017

    Once dubbed the ‘business prevention unit’, in-house legal departments are now striving to become effective business partners in their organisations. Diana Bentley find outs from several GC how they are enhancing their profiles with their business colleagues.

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    Mind the gap

    Feature 4 July 2017

    Many law firms are missing a trick by not having a strategy. And many which do are not effectively implementing their plans so they can grow and position themselves effectively. Diana Bentley investigates how firms can close the gap between strategy and implementation

  • path with cpd sign 1000x1000

    Live and learn

    Feature 31 January 2017

    The continuing competence regime has now been compulsory for just over two months. Diana Bentley talks to the regulator, firms and industry experts about how the change is being implemented in practice

  • Steven Zdolyny

    The long view

    Feature 3 November 2015

    Diana Bentley talks to Steven Zdolyny, director of legal services and compliance officer for legal practice at Riverview Law, about life at the helm of this expanding firm.

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