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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”


Saying bye-bye to BLP

Call it coincidence. Call it an autumnal career itch. Or just call it another BLP finance departure. Today’s news that Watson Farley & Williams has hired two senior BLP finance lawyers comes hard on the heels of Vanessa Heap’s move to Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons’ hire of five finance partners back in May. […]

Duncan Weston

Camerons associates score Swiss MBA slots

CMS Cameron McKenna has awarded three ­associates places at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of its associate appraisal scheme. London associates Adrian Bell and Dominic Harris and Bucharest senior associate Horia Draghici won places on the ’Building on Talent’ course, a foundation programme for the school’s Executive MBA. They begin the […]

Enyo Law raids Reed Smith for credit-crunch litigator

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has hired a commercial litigation partner from Reed Smith. Litigation boutique Enyo Law has hired a commercial litigation partner from Reed Smith. Marcus Rutherford joined Enyo on 3 October. Rutherford was a partner in Reed Smith’s commercial disputes practice and had been at the firm seven years. Before that he was […]

Elizabeth Marshall

Unfair play

The Law Society has yet again found itself in the public eye for all the wrong reasons; this time for unfairly dismissing one of its disabled employees. Should it undergo a wholesale change in culture? The Law Society may be the trade union of solicitors, but it has badly let down one of its own, […]

White & Case adds two City lawyers to revamped partnership committee

White & Case has appointed a new partnership committee, with two places for London-based partners for the first time. The partnership committee, which works alongside White & Case’s four-member executive committee headed by chairman Hugh Verrier, has been appointed for a four-year term ending 31 August 2015. Two of the committee, dispute resolution partner Jason […]

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