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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?”


Working out of law: Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson is a balding barrister and TV superstar. Why did you choose to study law/become a lawyer? Poor prospects as a professional footballer. Has it helped in your current role in other areas? Combined with my hairline it has helped journalists to describe me as the “balding barrister” or the “babbling brief”. It has […]

Betts sweeps in to break up Law Soc's Redditch centre

Jane Betts, the Law Society secretary general, has broken up the society’s Redditch-based standards and training directorate and placed staff there under a series of different heads, in the wake of the resignation of its head John Randall. The reorganisation has shocked staff, who first heard of it on 9 May when Betts travelled to […]

Bike accident claims the life of “gifted” barrister

Barrister Leslie Michaelson was killed in a road accident last Wednesday on his way to chambers. He had been due in the High Court to work on a partially heard case and had been cycling into work when the accident, involving a lorry, occurred. Michaelson, who came to London from South Africa in 1973, had […]

Support when it is needed

The TSG represents the interests of law students as well as offering a helping hand. The Trainee Solicitors Group represents CPE and LPC students, trainees and first-year newly qualified solicitors, all of whom are automatic members. The group is an affiliate of the Law Society and obtains its income from a society grant and sponsorship. […]


Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for the joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and Enteract on the construction, selling and underletting of the Johnson Fry Laser XI Royal Quays Enterprise Zone, a microelectronics research centre in Newcastle, launched as a property unit trust. Macfarlanes acted for the trust and Ward Hadaway acted for the first purchaser […]

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