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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?”



Force of law: Edward Solomons, Metropolitan Police

Being under constant public scrutiny is just one of the challenges facing Metropolitan Police general counsel Edward Solomons. T­he Metropolitan Police is never far from the spotlight, what with it garnering more column inches than any other public sector department. The work its officers perform is carried out in the full glare of the public, […]

Simpson Millar

Simpson Millar” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/15978_7_simpson.gif” />Traditionally a union law firm, Simpson Millar plans to build on its client base to grow into a UK national firm. “We came to a conclusion last year that we weren’t going to progress,” admits managing partner Peter Watson. “We were growing year-on-year but the growth wasn’t large enough and […]

Taylor Wessing managing partner to step down

Taylor Wessing‘s managing partner of five years Michael Frawley has announced he will stand down from the post. His term will expire in August 2009, with elections for his replacement set to end in March. Frawley will return to his roots as a partner in the insolvency group. Likely candidates for his replacement could include […]

Edwin Coe plans ahead with four-partner haul

Litigation boutique Edwin Coe has hired four partners to accommodate itsgrowing client list. Edwin Coe plans ahead with four-partner haul” />Litigation boutique Edwin Coe has hired four partners to accommodate its growing client list. The firm has taken on Teacher Stern IP partner Simon Miles, Royds Solicitors litigation partner Vivien Davies, Fasken Martineau’s former head […]


Postcard from… Cairo

To an expat, life in Cairo can be a startling contrast between a confused, polluted, noisy, snarling mess and an experience characterised by kind people, colourful shops, stunning antiquities and natural beauty. Fortunately, I miss the former most of the time as I live on the tree-lined island of Zamalek and walk one and a […]

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