Chief executive David Gray and UK managing partner Bryan Hughes have been canvassing Eversheds‘ associates to find out how to make the firm a success in the future.
Gray says that he and Hughes feel it is important to seek the opinions of associates as they are “the partners of the future”, and much of Eversheds’ success lies on their shoulders.
“We have between six and nine months before we have to formalise our strategy for 2009-12, so we felt it was necessary to talk to the associates at smaller away days instead of at conferences, where it is difficult to engage with them,” explains Gray.
Eversheds senior associate Diana Newcombe says the level of engagement makes it feel as though the collective associate voice is being heard. “At my away day international strategy was a key focus, with many of us wanting to see continued growth in this area,” she adds.