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The certainties of life

The certainties of life Written by Tom Gillingham, associate partnerEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner16 June 2020 Good morning, In this line of work, nothing can be said to be certain except tracked changes, the fact the worst journalist calls are always last thing on a Friday afternoon, and that BP will always make headlines. Yesterday, the oil …

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A two-wheeled revolution

A two-wheeled revolution Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by David Gaffney, partner15 June 2020 Good morning, Yesterday, balanced on two wheels, I ventured into central London for the first time in three months. From the Ealing streets, through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and up the Mall to St James’ Park, it was immeasurably more enjoyable than the equivalent tube journey.  We weren’t the only ones. The category of cyclists we …

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Fàilte gu Alba

Fàilte gu Alba Written by Scott Reid, associate partner Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director11 June 2020 Good morning, In its garish kind of way, I always thought the airport arrivals lounge is a pretty good indication of what the country you’ve just landed in considers important. Or at least what it’s trying to sell you. Put …

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Short sellers and rat smellers

Short sellers and rat smellers Written by Juan Palenzuela,  associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner24 June 2020 Good morning, If something looks wrong, there probably is something wrong. That was certainly true of Wirecard, a German publicly-traded company that on Monday admitted that “there is a prevailing likelihood that the bank trust account balances in …

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Curtain call

Curtain call Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by Tom Gillingham, associate partner1 June 2020 Good morning, As the curtains open on yet another week of lockdown, many aspects of our society are still waiting in the wings. Namely, theatres. As theatres across the country cry out for support, they will need to be given some limelight if …

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Regions of the future

Regions of the future Written by Juan Palenzuela, associate Edited by Harriet Moll , creative director29 May 2020 Good morning, A new report by EY released yesterday which surveys over 800 international investors, found that for the seventh consecutive year, Scotland is the most attractive region outside London for foreign investment. Throughout 2019, the number of …

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Justice for George

Justice for George Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by Harriet Moll , partner28 May 2020 Good morning, As Covid-19 and its associated political distractions continue to hog the headlines here in the UK, a news story from across the pond has slipped largely under the radar.   On Monday evening in the US city of Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was stopped …

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