Plus ça change

SJ Berwin celebrated its 25th birthday last week. Now that it is experiencing life in its mid-20s, the firm’s management can look forward and embark upon the second phase of its development, according to senior partner Jonathan Blake.

So, what does phase two really mean for SJ Berwin? Are the likes of Blake and managing partner Ralph Cohen planning to completely transform the firm now that it is a more mature 25-year-old?Apparently the idea is to carry on in the direction in which it has been heading. Phase two is all about strengthening London and the firm’s offices in Continental Europe.

Blake also wants to nurture and support the junior ranks striving to promote internal growth throughout the firm.

Let’s flash forward to the 50th anniversary and speculate on what phase three will mean.

Perhaps the support of junior lawyers will feature highly and SJ Berwin’s offices in Continental Europe will carry increasing importance. Bring on the revolution!Get the latest news and an irreverent commentary delivered to your desktop every day by subscribing to Lawyer News Daily.

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