Building the Sustainable Law Firm: Developing and Implementing an ESG Strategy


Author(s): Robert van Beemen, Sophie Boyer Chammard

This Special Report looks at the business drivers for sustainability in law firms and offers a practical toolkit to guide law firms on their ESG journey. It discusses how the development of robust, long-term ESG initiatives can provide law firms with manifold benefits, including the opportunity to gain competitive advantage; attract, engage and retain clients and employeees; increase value and service offerings to clients; and enter new markets. 

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428072
Length: 143 pages
Price: £125.00

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Directors' Liability and Indemnification:

A Global Guide, Fourth Edition

Consulting editor(s): Edward Smerdon

The fourth edition of this title features fully updated contributions from leading legal experts around the world on what directors need to be concerned about in 2022 and beyond, together with the protections available. New features of this edition include greater scrutiny of criminal vs regulatory liability, forecasting of particular trends, and the insurability of fines and penalties in the jurisdictions covered, as well as new chapters on Jersey and Guernsey (Offshore), Sweden (Nordics) and Saudi Arabia.

Publication date: Oct 2022
ISBN: 9781787428362
Length: 750 pages
Price: £235.00

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Effective Practice Group Leadership, Second Edition


Author(s): Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Susan Raridon Lambreth, Dr Larry Richard, Michael Roster, Jonathan Fortnam, Neil Lloyd, Norman K. Clark, Colin Jasper, Patrick J. McKenna, John Sterling, Hannah Beko

Consulting editor(s): Alex Davies

Law firm practice group leadership is not for the faint hearted. As firms compete increasingly at practice group level, leaders are being asked to run their groups like business units; to develop and implement a strategic plan that supports the goals and competitiveness of the firm; and to coordinate and lead their partners to enhance the efficiency, performance, and profitability of their groups. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this second edition of Effective Practice Group Leadership builds on the first with new insights and thought leadership. The book examines the position of the practice group leader (PGL) in law firms today, the challenges of the role, and the changes to it, innovations and how modern practice groups are changing, and demonstrates the enormous contribution PGLs can make to the profitability and performance of their law firms, when armed with the tools and the authority.

Publication date: May 2022
ISBN: 9781787428690
Length: 120 pages
Price: £149.00

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Effective Trusts: Minimising Disputes through Design, Governance and Administration


Author(s): Todd D Mayo, Kevin W Rethore

This Special Report examines the causes of trust disputes and explores the steps that settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and others can take during each stage of a trust’s lifecycle – design, execution, administration and termination – to reduce the risk of sparking a dispute. Filled with real-world practitioner guidance, perspective and insight on issues of critical importance to fiduciaries, trust officials and beneficiaries alike, this Special Report is essential reading.

Publication date: Aug 2022
ISBN: 9781787428812
Length: 90 pages
Price: £95.00

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Intellectual Property in the Energy Sector: Challenges and Opportunities for an Industry in Transition


Consulting editor(s): Jon Moorhouse - Keystone Law

The management of IP in the energy sector is arguably more important than ever. This Special Report looks at the challenges and opportunities that intellectual property issues present for different areas of this broad and rapidly changing sector, including upstream, downstream, renewables, digitalisation, standard essential patents and brand and reputation. It is essential reading for legal advisers and anyone in a commercial role dealing with the energy sector who is seeking a deeper understanding of the vital role intellectual property plays in shaping and achieving business objectives.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428102
Length: 112 pages
Price: £95.00

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Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer


Author(s): Ian White, Simon McCall

Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer by Ian White and Simon McCall is a companion to their report Your Role as General Counsel: How to Survive and Thrive in Your Role as GC. It seeks to provide practical ideas and tips on how a busy in-house lawyer can actively manage their own development. The aim is to help them perform more effectively in their current role and also prepare them for promotion or a move elsewhere.

Publication date: Oct 2022
ISBN: 9781787428515
Length: 90 pages
Price: £75.00

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Practical Derivatives:

A Transactional Approach, Fourth Edition

Consulting editor(s): Edmund Parker and Marcin Perzanowski

This fourth edition features a number of new chapters analysing the latest trends in areas such as the rise of derivatives referencing cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, the slow but steady move to assets meeting the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in the area of derivatives and structured products, and the emergence of new structures in the securities finance world. It also includes updated chapters explaining how derivatives are used in the practical context, how the documentation works and any pitfalls for the unwary.

Publication date: Nov 2022
ISBN: 9781787428423
Length: 590 pages
Price: £195.00

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Stress and Burnout in Law Firms: Leadership Challenges and Choices


Author(s): Lisa M Walker Johnson

This practical guide summons lawyers, leaders and managers to greater alertness about stress-producing factors in the workplace and to more effective applications of practical responses and methods in the special conditions and circumstances of the practice of law in today’s often intense and highly competitive environment. It is written expressly for professional colleagues who want to work together in common cause to bring greater awareness to wellness needs and to minimise excessive stress or distress in the legal workplace, positively impacting workplace culture, professional relationships, firm reputation, talent retention and profitability.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428607
Length: 224 pages
Price: £125.00

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The Partner Remuneration Handbook:

A Guide to Compensation in Law and Other Professional Service Firms

Author(s): Michael Roch, Ray D'Cruz

In The Partner Remuneration Handbook, Michael Roch and Ray D’Cruz provide guidance for senior partners, managing partners, partnership boards, remuneration committees and others involved in the partner compensation process (department heads, CFOs, HRDs), on designing effective profit-sharing systems, reaching fair reward decisions efficiently and implementing motivating contribution management processes.

Publication date: Aug 2022
ISBN: 9781787428485
Length: 250 pages
Price: £175.00

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The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms


Author(s): Catherine Hart, Lucy Hall, Clare Harman Clark, Amy Grunske, Rebecca Atkinson, Anne Macdonald, Rachel Brushfield, Hayley Geffin, Amy Monaghan, Tammy Heydenrych, Tom Evans, Nina Gramcko, Claire Shasha, Rebecca Holdredge

The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms is the essential guide to the plethora of career opportunities available in law firms beyond traditional fee-earning. It covers more established roles such as the professional support lawyer and pro bono professional, and new, emerging career paths, including in innovation and legal operations, as well as roles that will become available in the future. Written by experts with lived experience performing these roles, chapters provide information and insights into the different opportunities available, the skills needed to thrive in these positions, the responsibilities they entail and how to build careers in these spaces.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428720
Length: 125 pages
Price: £149.00

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Trade Secret Protection:

A Global Guide, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Trevor Cook - WilmerHale

Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in 29 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available under each. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787424586
Length: 616 pages
Price: £195.00

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