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We are delighted to introduce our mini podcast series discussing the topic of board diversity and how it has changed in recent years, including a comparison of the regulation of board diversity between California and the UK. While it has come a long way, there is plenty more to be done. In episode 1, Teresa […]


The transition that any firm must undergo if it is to survive and thrive after its founders retire affects every aspect of the organisation. It is at the same time both strategic and intensely personal. For founding partners, it involves giving up control of an organisation that in many cases defines who they are and […]

Dr Laura Bambrick, Social Policy Officer or the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, discussed how remote working has been the ‘great disruptor’ to the workplace with many employees favouring a blended approach to home and office working. One area of concern is that existing legal protections are outdated and not fit for purpose – the […]

 Regan O’Driscoll of CC Solicitors, the Irish Innangard member firm, led an incredible line up of guest speakers through an important discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected equal pay for women. Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator, Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration (Ireland), discussed the five C’s that […]

 The panel discussed some of the pros and cons of organisations aligning themselves with social movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter (BLM), how organisations are responding to these movements and how these have impacted on employer regulation and reporting requirements. Rohan Burn, Senior Associate at People + Culture Strategies, Innangard’s Australian member firm, […]

Mary Inman of Constantine Cannon LLP (USA), John Devitt of Transparency International (Ireland) and Jean Ewang from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc (South Africa) discussed their insights into the whistleblowing issues arising out of COVID-19. Mary made the important point that whistleblowers are indicators of risk for organisations and they should be valued as the ‘canaries in the coal mine’, as a positive way of addressing issues, […]

Cybersecurity expert Chris van Schijndel of Johnson & Johnson (USA) discussed how organisations should engage board directors to plan a strategy to prevent cyber attacks, data leaks and scams as the success of any strategy requires involvement from top leadership. Sheridan Mather of BBVA (UK) shared some of the HR and regulatory challenges and initiatives implemented to adapt to remote working […]

Public health experts Katharina Hauck of Imperial College London (UK) and Fabrizio Pregliasco of Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) discussed the cost of test and trace systems and of national lockdowns, sharing their views on when we might expect to return to normal.  Both experts reiterated the importance of a coordinated international public health approach to manage future outbreaks as […]


If England’s COVID roadmap progresses as planned, stringent COVID restrictions should be lifting or lifted during summer 2021. The office and future working arrangements are dominating discussions at all levels within professional services firms. This peer-to-peer discussion aims to provide an understanding of market practices and trends, addressing topics affecting your people, your business and […]


We are pleased to share with you the recording of this Professional Practices Alliance expert interactive panel discussion on what the medium-term holds for law firms emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can prepare for changes to the economy, office life, and the tax landscape. The panel addressed issues including: The impact of […]