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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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Christmas without tiers?

Christmas without tiers? Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate  Edited by David Gaffney, partner 23 November 2020 Good morning, For residents of Scotland, conversations about Covid-19 protection levels have replaced, to some extent, small talk about the weather. This tiered existence has also brought out the competitive side in many people, who will perform impromptu tests …

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World Children’s Day 2020

World Children’s Day 2020 Written by Scott Reid, chief of staffEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner20 November 2020 Good morning, Today is #WorldChildrensDay, marking 61 years since world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly in New York to adopt the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. 2020 has been a momentous – if destructive – year …

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The first step for Asia

The first step for Asia Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director19 November 2020 Good morning, Last Sunday marked a momentous occasion as fifteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region converged to sign one of the biggest free trade deals in history, covering 2.2 billion people and 30% of the world’s economic output. As …

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Impasse after impasse

Impasse after impasse Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate  Edited by David Gaffney, partner 18 November 2020 Good morning, In the history of the European Union, many issues have been deemed the last straw, the defining blow that would render it unworkable once and for all. If nothing else, European integration is an extraordinarily puzzling process, …

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Booktrips

Booktrips Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director17 November 2020 Good morning, In the last couple of months, I’ve travelled the world while lying on the rug on my stomach, first to a Croatian island, thanks to Olga Tokarczuk’s novel Flights and then on to Albania, with Rene Karabash’s Ostajnica. Recognising the increasing number of armchair …

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The great contradiction

The great contradiction Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner13 November 2020 Good morning, Confusion is a big theme for 2020 – and I have certainly spent considerable time resigned to fuzzy-headedness. Waves of horrible or jarring or delightful news crash in from every direction, one after the other while I lie in …

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