The ones that get ahead?  They’re not just in step with change.  They’re outpacing it.

Today, the pace of change feels faster and more relentless than ever before. The question is no longer about how do we keep pace. It’s about how do we get ahead, and stay ahead, of change?

Through our 200-year history, our ambition has always been to be ahead of our time, and to inspire change. And this ambition remains within our global firm today.

At Ashurst, we’re here to do more than keep pace; we’re here to champion new ideas and to innovate. To deeply understand our clients’ needs and to help them realise their ambitions. To see what others can’t – to go beyond the ordinary – and find solutions that create a better future for our clients and our communities.

At Ashurst, we call this Outpacing change.

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Outpacing change Podcast Series

Listen to our collection of conversations with innovators and disruptors who have challenged the status-quo and are changing the world around them.

In this new episode of our Outpacing Change series, Australian futurist Dr Ben Hamer offers a glimpse of the future of work and explains how business leaders can rise to an array of strategic challenges and opportunities. This entertaining conversation between Ben and Andy tackles generative AI, climate change, hybrid working, career planning, and much more.

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Inspired by nature, Pierre Paslier and his colleagues at Notpla are reinventing food packaging to protect the environment and end single-use plastic packaging.

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Life is made up of key moments and for quadruple amputee Cor Hutton, these moments have been significant. In June 2013, Cor nearly lost her life after suffering acute pneumonia and sepsis. Surgeons were forced to amputate both her hands and her legs below the knee. But she didn't let this setback stop her, and the impact that Cor has had since this trauma is truly remarkable.

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Transport innovator Jeral Poskey reflects on his extraordinary career journey – from rural Texas and Washington DC, to Stanford and Silicon Valley – and explains his passion for better connecting cities and communities.

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Find out how social enterprise entrepreneur Kimberley Abbott blends business savvy, ethical intent and engineering know-how in her ground-breaking FinTech start-up Vested Impact.

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“Outpacing change represents the next chapter for our global firm. It is about anticipating the needs of our clients, with integrated solutions that meet their commercial goals as well as their legal challenges.”

Paul Jenkins, Global Chief Executive Officer

Case Studies

Find out how we are working collaboratively with clients to help to provide solutions that keep them ahead of the market.

Breach reporting managed service

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A new breach reporting regime expanded the scope and introduced more stringent timeframes for the reporting of compliance events.

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Large-scale Brexit and regulatory reorganisation project

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Our client - a leading international bank - needed to undertake a large-scale Brexit and regulatory reorganisation.

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Future Forces 2023 Report

In collaboration with Economist Impact, our analysis has identified six megatrends - powerful forces believed to have the potential to change the global economy, business and society in the next decade.

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