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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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Merger gifts leading PI firm a commercial arm

Professional indemnity firm Plexus Law is to merge with commercial solicitors Gaston Whybrew (GW) at the end of this month. The newly-created firm will retain the name Plexus Law and remain part of umbrella organisation Parabis Group, with the GW’s Colchester office being incorporated into the practice. Plexus’ current managing partner Tim Oliver will remain […]

Pro Bono: Good practice

Law students care about pro bono and are increasingly getting in on the act. The Lawyer investigates how youthful idealism can work in practice

Helen Mahy inherits GC100 chair from Barclays’ Harding

The General Counsel 100 has named Helen Mahy from National Grid to replace outgoing chair and Barclays legal head Mark Harding at last night’s group annual general meeting. The group appointed Mahy, National Grid company secretary and general counsel, to take over from outgoing chair Harding. Mahy was previously the joint vice-chair of the GC100. […]

Lobby groups slam Legal Services Bill

Three legal lobby groups have joined forces to send a briefing paper slamming the Legal Services Bill to every member of the House of Lords. In an unprecedented move, The Legal Action Group (LAG), Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) and Sole Practitioners Group (SPG), the three main bodies representing high street firms and their clients, […]

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