A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY EDITOR

Over the years, the purpose of our Business Leadership Summit has been to address the changes the legal sector is experiencing and to help shape the future of legal services. Issues discussed included the digital transformation of law firms, the new age of business development and driving efficiency whilst relying on tech, to name but a few.

The way that firms operate has changed dramatically over the past few months with greater velocity than previous years have experienced. Whilst these progressive discussions shone light on the importance of these developments, the global pandemic shunted the legal sector into creating a workforce that operated on a digital landscape in its entirety… and these changes are here to stay.

We would have loved to be able to hold a physical event. Building communities and providing the private practice world with a platform to network and exchange ideas has always been at the core of what we do. But this isn’t currently possible.

We have decided against holding a physical event in the heart of London and have worked to transform our one-day flagship event into a series of webinars and virtual roundtables that will take place every Tuesday, commencing Tuesday 15th September and running until the end of the year. We are still committed to hosting high-level, quality debate, and our online discussions will bring together some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders in law. 

We started 2020 with a focus on why being a purpose led firm matters now more than ever, and on the change needed for firms to be successful in the medium to long term. Our theme of Practicality, Prosperity and Purpose will continue to be reflected throughout the virtual series, as firms are re-evaluating the strategies they put in place at the start of the year.

Please join us in being a part of the journey that will shape the future of the legal sector as we embark upon this new decade of challenges and triumphs.

Hope to see you there!

Matt Byrne, Deputy Editor, The Lawyer

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WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

The 2020 edition of the Business Leadership Series will focus on why being a purpose led firm matters now more than ever, while offering practical advice on the change needed for firms to prosper in the medium to long term.

The series will run every Tuesday from Tuesday 15th September until the end of the year. The sessions will cover areas such as defining your purpose as a firm, supporting clients on their journey to becoming sustainable businesses and exploring ways to innovate for the future and pinpoint the areas in need of a transformation.

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2020 ADVISORY BOARD

The 2020 Business Leadership Summit has been driven by our Advisory Board. This panel of industry experts is designed to assist in driving an impartial, yet informed dialogue on the rapidly evolving legal sector.
Advisory Board Members

THE SUMMIT IN NUMBERS

94%

of attendees contribute towards their firm’s business strategy

86%

of attendees have purchasing responsibility

78%

of delegates are from the UK top 50 firms

50%

of firms represented have 1000+ employees

150+

SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM LAW FIRM LEADERSHIP TEAMS

80+

LAW FIRMS REPRESENTED

20+

SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

30+

INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

VISITOR FEEDBACK

The event is a great opportunity to keep abreast of the changing legal landscape.
Rippan Vig
Director of Client & Strategic Development
Watson Farley & Williams
As a newly appointed COO, the event was invaluable in helping me understand what I need to focus on and how I can support the Board in enabling our firm to continue to excel.
Sinead O’Conner
COO
DQ Advocates Limited
Good event to network, find out where the conversation is at, learn who is doing what and who is leading innovation.
Heidi Smith
Director
Jurilogical
Great networking and speakers.  Good to see the issues of the day being debated.
Heather Key
Head of Legal and Contracts Services
Serco
The Summit is an excellent environment in which to reflect on the current and imminent challenges for our sector, and to assess how those should be feeding into law firm strategy.
David Savage
Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure Sector
Charles Russell Speechlys

Really useful, bang up to date and spot on with what’s important right now and for the future.
Richard Kemp
Founder
Kemp IT Law

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