Michaela is an Associate in the Global Counsel Political Due Diligence Team. Michaela graduated from the University of Exeter with a first class honours degree in Politics and International Relations. She has also worked for the university as a researcher. 

At Global Counsel, Michaela works in the political due diligence practice, focusing on helping investors understand and mitigate political risk around acquisitions. Her role encompasses research, elite interviewing and strategic advice. She works alongside the wider UK team to help clients navigate political and regulatory change. Michaela also provides support on data analysis and visualisations across Global Counsel. 

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Is the UK Government's use of algorithms missing the beat?


The pressure on governments to cut costs and increase efficiency in core governance functions is set to increase. In the UK, the covid-19 pandemic has brought a huge expansion of public spending, while at the same time posing challenges to how public services are delivered.

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