Sharp-eyed readers will almost certainly have spotted by now that there is something different about today’s issue of The Lawyer Management. In short, it’s no longer The Lawyer Management.
As we highlighted this week, the growing pace of operational developments in the legal market over the past few months have convinced us that the time is right to build on the success of The Lawyer Management since it launched two years ago.
The market’s more forward-thinking law firms, barristers chambers and alternative providers of legal services are increasingly generating innovative ways of matching their services to their clients demands. At the core of that service delivery and its implementation are the market’s business services leaders.
Our decision to rebrand, refresh and overhaul The Lawyer Management has been specifically designed to underline our focus on business services leadership. The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit and Awards, which will be held this September in association with Thomson Reuters, will do precisely that.
Notably the awards categories have been tailor made to reflect the seismic changes currently underway in the market. The formal launch of the awards categories, along with the criteria for each that our judging panel will be scrutinising over the summer, comes next week. But we rather thought you’d appreciate a sneak preview.
If you’re innovating, you should be entering.
If you’d like to know more about this year’s awards and summit, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lawyer Business Leadership news
- Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been found to have deliberately misled the High Court by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh
- Herbert Smith Freehills and Slaughter and May have both expanded and re-launched their flexible working schemes targeting fee-earners in their London offices
- Slaughters has promoted four lawyers to its partnership in London, boosting its overall female partnership to 22 per cent
- Olswang has widened its search for a permanent CEO to include non-lawyers, with the firm engaging a consultancy to look at candidates from the business world
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