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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?”


Lee Miller

DLA Piper to roll out US all-equity model in UK

DLA Piper is set to unveil plans to move to an all-equity partnership model in the international LLP side of its business. The move would bring the UK-headquartered side of DLA Piper’s business into line with its US operation, which already operates an all-equity model. The firm is expected to unveil proposals this week that […]

Tom Cassels

Cynical litigation will remain par for the course

The decision by the Government and the Mayor of London that the Olympic ­Stadium should remain in public ­ownership has put the judicial review process firmly in the spotlight. Sports minister Hugh Robertson has said the decision was taken to end the “legal paralysis” and uncertainty caused by the applications by Tottenham Hotspur FC and […]


News Group officially dumps Farrers for Olswang in all hacking matters

News Group Newspapers (NGN) has replaced Farrer & Co with Olswang as official adviser on all phone-hacking claims made against defunct tabloid News of the World. The firm had advised the newspaper group on more than 60 actions relating to the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the tabloid. Olswang will now take over those cases. In […]

Gillian Chapman

Links dismisses talk of employment group rift

Employment and incentives may not be the words that get most people’s hearts pumping, but for Linklaters the practice area has been a source of strife of late. Two partners have left the City team that acts for the firm’s corporate clients, including HSBC and RBS, in the past month. The Lawyer (26 September) reported that […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

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