FFW managing partner Chissick: Back to the future

A year in as managing partner and Field Fisher Waterhouse’s managing partner Michael Chissick has sprung into action. And now he’s out of the gate, he’s not looking back.

Chissick has declared war on the firm’s old image, telling The Lawyer: “Some perceive us as a little outdated […] take another look at us in six months time.”

The next year is all about change, he says.

On Monday, the firm’s first-ever regional bolt-on in the guise of Heatons in Manchester went live, and by the end of May FFW’s City cohort will have packed their bags and moved into a shiny, new riverside office.

There’s also a new brand in the offing and some considerable investment into state-of-the-art technology – “wireless headsets and large dual monitors”, if you must know.

“It’s almost the creation of a brand new firm,” Chissick insists.

Almost, but not quite.

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