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All the right moves

All the right moves Written by  Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Katie Stanton, associate partner 26 November 2020 Good morning, At first glance, The Queen’s Gambit – now Netflix’s most popular scripted series ever – didn’t appeal. The plot centres on an orphaned chess prodigy and her journey to becoming the world’s greatest player while navigating …

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The first green gilt

The first green gilt Written Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner 11 November 2020 Good morning, Back in July when the chancellor first unveiled his summer economic update, Rishi Sunak’s £3bn green investment package – to be spent predominantly on improving the energy efficiency of public sector buildings – received a  lukewarm reception from green experts and industry figures alike. While many applauded his commitment to sparking a green recovery, there was a …

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The hidden costs

The hidden costs Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director 10 November 2020 Good morning, Among the few perks of growing up in a country recovering from a communist regime was that I hardly ever contemplated workplace gender equality.  In the late 1940s, socialist regimes located behind the Iron Curtain championed policies aimed …

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Where we’re going, we don’t need spades

Where we’re going, we don’t need spades Written by Tom Gillingham, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner 9 November 2020 Good morning, It’s funny what counts as entertainment these days. In the Scottish central belt’s lockdown-that-isn’t-officially-a-lockdown, I’ve used my spare time to turn our garden into a muddy hellscape in the pursuit of future horticultural nirvana. …

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Three years in one

Three years in one Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director 5 November 2020 Good morning, The US Supreme Court, an American institution, was front and centre of the global news agenda yesterday but a British institution was, simultaneously, making headlines here in the UK, also in less than ideal circumstances.  …

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Africa’s standard story

Africa’s standard story Written by Iain Gibson, associate partnerEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director30 October 2020 Good morning, Whilst Americans prepare for the potential of a losing Trump failing to accept the US presidential election result, 8000 miles away in Tanzania it is an all too familiar tale. Opposition leaders in Africa’s fifth-most populated country are alleging …

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Reflections

Reflections Written by Andrew Wilson, founding partner 31 October 2020 This week’s Read of the Street is on the theme of reflection. An activity we all benefit from always. In a country that is full of woe and stress for many reasons, it is something we ought to do.  Our mind digs furrows for our thoughts to …

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