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Friday’s are for optimism

Friday’s are for optimism Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, associate Edited by Katie Stanton, associate partner5 March 2021 Good morning, Necessity is the mother of invention, but don’t take my word for it – or Plato’s for that matter. Instead, take the word of CNN’s chief international anchor, Christiane Amanpour.  Earlier this week, on the award-winning global affairs …

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Darlington buds

Darlington buds Written by Charles Clegg, senior associate Edited by Iain Gibson, associate partner4 March 2021 Good morning, In 1825, the world’s first public steam railway was opened with one terminus in Darlington. In 2018, I travelled from Darlington to Middlesbrough on a Pacer: the unholy union of a Leyland National bus body and a rail bogie. In the 193 …

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The budget balancing act

The budget balancing act Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner2 March 2021 Good morning, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil his 2021 budget on Wednesday afternoon, which has been billed as the second half of the prime minister’s roadmap out of the Covid-19 lockdown. There is no denying that the pandemic has taken …

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Waking up to woke

Waking up to woke Written by Adam, senior associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner 26 February 2021 Good morning, During the years of the Trump administration, I often found myself turning to The West Wing for solace – the decency and intellect of the fictional Democratic president, Josiah Bartlet, providing temporary escapism from grim reality. I don’t …

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A room of one’s own

A Room of One’s Own Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner24 February 2021 Good morning, A year ago, many employers were wondering how on earth productivity could be sustained if employees worked from home. Today, with the end of lockdown in sight, many are wondering how productivity could be maintained when they return to …

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A word on resilience

A word on resilience Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by Katie Stanton, associate partner23 February 2021 Good morning, Swiss-born British philosopher Alain de Botton wrote: “a good half of the art of living is resilience”. Under normal circumstances, I would agree with him. But resilience has taken up so much of our lives over …

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