Diana Bentley's articles

  • Robert Camp
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    Driving success

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Robert Camp is outgoing managing partner of award-winning south-west firm Stephens Scown and its new director of strategic innovation. He talks to Diana Bentley about how postcards, milk and campervans have supported the firm’s success

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    West side story: Leeds and West Yorkshire regional focus

    2019-05-10T15:28:00Z

    In a new feature, we take an in-depth look at the in-house landscape in different regions of the UK. In this edition, Diana Bentley visits Leeds, the largest financial capital outside of London, and finds a thriving and expanding business hub - with a highly competitive in-house job market.

  • Alex Hatchman
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    Hatching a plan

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Alexandra Hatchman , chief operating officer at Fletchers Solicitors, has transformed her firm in less than two years, and won an Excellence Award for her innovation. Diana Bentley talks to her about her approach, and her plans for the future 

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    Changing industries: CV and interview tips

    2019-01-28T16:22:00Z

    Thinking about moving sector? There may be plenty of opportunities in the market, but how can you make an impact with your CV and at interview and demonstrate you really want a change? Diana Bentley canvasses recruiters and heads of legal for their advice on how to get yourself noticed ...

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    Flying start

    2019-01-15T00:19:00Z

    Recruitment and retention is a growing challenge for all firms, especially of lawyers starting their careers. So what are firms doing to attract and retain junior lawyers? Diana Bentley investigates, in the first article of our special focus on junior lawyers

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    Branching out: upskilling for in-house counsel

    2018-07-23T10:47:00Z

    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

    2018-04-26T13:27:00Z

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

  • Ed Whittington
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    Moore is more

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

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

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    Paradise lost

    2018-02-21T15:31:00Z

    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

    2018-01-30T14:39:00Z

    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 ...