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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Last month’s outstandingly successful Lawyer Management event showed just how many in the legal industry are looking at innovation and shaping their businesses for a changing market.
Most of the focus so far has been on private practice. But as our interview this week with BT’s general counsel Dan Fitz shows, in-house counsel are also breaking new boundaries when it comes to the changing world we’re all trying to live in.
Not only has Fitz reviewed his legal advisers this year - instituting a network of counsel, appropriately enough for a telecoms company - he is also getting stuck into the ABS revolution. BT’s ABS, BT Law, is designed to turn the in-house team into a profit centre and not just part of the company paying out to third parties.
To get it up and running Fitz had to persuade BT’s top dogs that the initiative was a good idea; having succeeded, he’s now intent on making it work. With the backing of one of the world’s biggest communications providers behind him, Fitz is well-placed to get his message out there.