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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?”

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Good management equals survival

The Law Society’s new law management section aims to offer firms access to the know-how to help them boost their performance, says Gerald Newman. Gerald Newman is the Law Society’s deputy director of communications. Law practice management can be a lonely business. Most solicitors benefit from a constant exchange of information, both with colleagues and […]

Linklaters votes on Euro-alliance

LINKLATERS is poised this week to take the lead in the race with Clifford Chance and Freshfields to dominate Europe by forming the world’s largest federation of lawyers – “Linklaters & Alliance”, made up of around 1,800 lawyers. This Thursday, all 221 partners at the firm will vote on a management committee recommendation to join […]

Success in 97/98 should not lead to complacency

Law firms are too caught up in boomtime mentality to look into the future, or so the latest survey on the state of the profession would seem to indicate. While profitability is up, firms are facing pressures from increasing staff costs and declining staff retention. Even more worrying, the level of commercial and skills training […]

Chadbournes partners quit

New York’s Chadbourne & Parke has lost two more senior lawyers from its project finance team after clashes over international expansion. Nancy Persechino, former managing partner of the firm’s London office, and New York-based special counsel Robert Bohme have joined the Washington DC office of Texan firm Baker & Botts. They follow the departure of […]

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