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Planning for a second wave

Planning for a second wave Written by Scarlett Regan, senior associateEdited by  Laura Hamilton, managing partner27 May 2020 Good morning, Coronavirus infections might have begun to decrease as governments continue to ease lockdown measures, but fears of a second Covid-19 wave are definitely real. Take South Korea, for example, where the lifting of restrictions has …

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Do no wrong Dom

Do no wrong Dom Written by Katie Stanton, senior associateEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner26 May 2020 Good morning, Yesterday, while my household and I were busy scoffing sausage rolls and generally lolling in the sunshine at our first nervous picnic of the summer, Dominic Cummings was busy putting something rather less savoury in his mouth …

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A Mediterranean summer

A Mediterranean summer Written by Javier Maquieira, associateEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director22 May 2020 Good morning, My fondest summer holiday memories always take me back to the Mediterranean. Coming from an Atlantic facing city in rainy Galicia, the summers I spent in places such as Minorca, Costa Brava, and the Greek islands felt like …

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Central bank independence

Central bank independence Written by Juan Palenzuela, associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner21 May 2020 Good morning, Until now, central bankers have had an aura of technical expertise that sometimes sets them apart from other state institutions. Instead of following the political moods of their nations, Western central banks have remained strongly committed to maintaining monetary stability and inspiring confidence in the population.  …

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(We don’t) care homes

(We don’t) care homes Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Laura Hamilton, managing partner20 May 2020 Good morning, So much has been said about care homes, I was reticent to add to the mix. But, as much as I tried, I couldn’t bring myself to think of anything funny or light-hearted this morning. So, …

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Kindness is key

Kindness is key Written by Scarlett Regan, associate partnerEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner19 May 2020 Good morning, There has been an overwhelming amount of kindness in the world these last couple of months. One million volunteers signed up to assist the most vulnerable; NHS doctors and nurses are connecting very ill patients with their …

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Out of office

Out of office Written by Scarlett Regan, researcher Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner15 May 2020 Good morning, We’ve been working from home for nearly nine weeks now. Considering that during this period we’ve been strictly confined to our households, it’s a long time. It’s also a hefty number of video calls.  Companies across the world are now having to think about whether people will ever return …

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Fomo no mo’

Fomo no mo’ Written by Katie Stanton, senior associate Edited by Sabina Kadić-Mackenzie, associate partner14 May  2020 Good morning, A former flatmate and dear friend of mine used to be terribly afflicted by a condition we now know as fomo – or the ‘fear of missing out’. When struck down with a particular flare up of the …

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Beware of the Bern

Beware of the Bern Written by Adam Shaw, associate partner Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director14 May 2020 Good morning, Monday saw the latest unedifying episode of Donald Trump’s presidency, as he abruptly left a White House press conference, taking umbrage at CBS reporter Weijia Jiang’s question. We haven’t come to expect any better from this president. However, …

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