The war for talent – The rising demand for legal talent collides with lawyers evolving expectations.

The global legal market is in the process of changing in the face of recent and emerging developments. Cost pressures, regulatory changes, the challenges of scale and global footprint, advances in technology, and the expectations of a new generation of lawyers entering the profession are causing a shift in the market. How leadership teams respond, […]

Fides Search welcomes back former Director, Shirin Stanley

We are pleased to announce that Shirin Stanley is re-joining Fides as an independent consultant. Shirin enjoys nearly 20 years’ experience of Search and Selection across Legal and Financial Services. Her geographic coverage spans Europe, Middle East and Asia. She previously established the Middle Eastern offering for a leading search firm in the UAE. She […]

“You’re All Climate Change Lawyers Now”: The Crackdown on Greenwashing

The recent resignation of Asoka Wohrmann, Chief Executive of DWS, Germany’s largest asset manager, has sparked fresh debates over greenwashing and how it is affecting the investment industry. While greenwashing doesn’t have a universal definition, it is often used when companies make out their environmental practices or “green credentials”  to be more effective than they […]

Career Mobility Q&A Hitesh Chowdhry, Co-Founder of InvestIN Education

As part of a series of interviews we are showcasing the potential for lawyers beyond the ‘traditional role’,  Syed Nasser speaks to Hitesh Chowdhry, Co-Founder and Managing Director of InvestIN Education. Could you tell us a bit about your background and your current role? I’ve had 3 careers so far, all before the age of […]

Career Mobility Q&A with Imran Bhatia, General Counsel for Unbound and Norlake Hospitality

As part of a series of interviews we are showcasing the potential for lawyers beyond the ‘traditional role’.  Syed Nasser speaks to Imran Bhatia, General Counsel for Unbound and Norlake Hospitality about his legal career and his transition from private practice to in-house roles.   Could you tell us a bit about your background and your […]

Introducing the UPC…eventually

After years of uncertainty, hyperbole and clashing opinions across Europe, we finally have in place the timeline of when the Unified Patent Court will (finally) be launched. My previous article explains the origins of the Unified Patent Court and why thus far it has not been able to go ahead. In this brief commentary, we will look […]

Non-Visible, Not Invisible: Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession

  In a vocation as rigorous and demanding as the legal profession, lawyers with non-visible disabilities have felt the need to cover up the true extent of their impairments, or to hide the fact that they are disabled altogether, out of fear that their employment prospects and career progression will be negatively impacted. In March […]

Cop26 an Industry Wide Call to Action

A number of the largest banks in Britain have joined investors, insurers, and over 40 countries in making a pledge to phase out the world-wide dependency on coal, the single largest contributor to climate change, at Cop26 this past week, in what might be a last-ditch effort to limit global warming to 1.5 oC. A […]

Return to the office Survey Results, what does it all mean for the Physical Office?

September 2021 is now upon us and as many of us prepare for a return to the physical office, there is an overwhelming feeling that things are not as they once were. Numerous city law firms and companies are expecting staff to be in the physical office and although we have all long anticipated a […]

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