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Tax and employment rules for 55+ no longer fit for purpose?

As the dust settles on the Election and Labour gets to grip with the reality of governing rather than opposing, there is one issue that needs addressing urgently. That of employing the 50+ generation....

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Are you part of the unretired economy – or using it? Should you be?  We need your thoughts!

The unretirement economy – is there one, what is it, who is in it and what are the opportunities? I would love your views on this – and please share/comment so we can get this discussed widely. I think most people know I am passionate about using the skills of people who have retired but ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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Rethink Life after Partnership at the Your Future Workshop

A workshop for individual partners of law firms plan what next – once called ‘retirement’ Book our 11 June workshop, at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, UK Partners who retire from their practice without thinking through a retirement plan are often less successful, less happy and have poorer mental health. With the 100-year ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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Creating partner value from transition to retirement - event

We believe that there is a better way for firms to help partner transition, and for partners to be more fulfilled in, retirement. Next-Up are delighted to be holding our first Professional Services Retirement Forum in person on Monday 13 May from 2pm to 5pm followed by drinks and networking. Womble Bond Dickinson is kindly hosting this and ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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The five steps for a successful partner transition

I have been excited all weekend. Four years ago we came up with a process to help law and accountancy partners to transition to…. Unretirement – partner transition.  Or something new. Whatever. We created this process from scratch, based on working with hundreds of partners, directors and people in a huge range of jobs and ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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Ten tips to decide if a NED role is really for you

This blog originally appeared on Cranfield School of Management by Professor Ruth Bender and has since been re-written by Ian White. Portfolio and other careers are now common, more and more people want to become non‑executive directors (NEDs). It’s a crowded market where supply heavily outweighs demand  and a role that doesn’t suit everyone. Despite ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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What a year!  Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen image

What a year!  Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen

2023 was the year that Next-Up took off and I want to thank everyone who has made this happen. We are making a significant contribution to the economy and long term health of the country. Yes a long way to go, but we are transforming lives of 50+ generation – significantly reducing mental health issues; ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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Agetech – solving society’s biggest problems of the next century?

What a week last week was!  We launched our online platform and in the middle, I was asked to chair a panel on agetech at the Medtech Innovation Assembly at Nexus, part of the University of Leeds. It was brilliant and my panel truly inspiring – all have created tech to help some of the ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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The Age Time Bomb? - are you ready (And when will you be sued for age discrimination?) image

The Age Time Bomb? - are you ready (And when will you be sued for age discrimination?)

Nearly half the workforce will be aged over 50 by 2030*. By this date, the world’s 20 leading economies will have a skills shortage of 100million people**. The cost to businesses will be $100,000 for every unfilled vacancy. We are sitting on an age time bomb. Visionary corporates are ahead of the game. Schneider which ... Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?...

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