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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?”


The new old boss at A&O

Congratulations to Allen & Overy managing partner David Morley, whose partners have just given him a vote of confidence by extending his term by another year, as revealed yesterday on The managing partner term now runs parallel with that of the senior partner – a post that will become vacant in a couple of […]

Freshfields quits Singapore to pursue China strategy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to close its two-partner Singapore office to focus its Asia strategy on China. As first reported on (21 September), the shock move will result in the relocation of the two partners to Hong Kong, while staff have also been offered positions there. The move is in response to the changing […]

US firms storm German market

US firms have made the most impact in the German legal market compared with their UK and German rivals, according to last year’s financial results published by Juve Rechtsmarkt magazine. The German operation of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBR&M) has seen a 25.3 per cent increase in revenue per fee-earner (RPE) to E1.56m (£1.05m), […]

Wiggin to usher in of counsel role

Top media and entertainment boutique Wiggin is mulling over plans to create an of counsel role to give its associates the option of an alternative career path. The 11 partners have been discussing plans to provide their lawyers with different career choices, but with no formalised structure agreed upon as yet. Partner Miles Ketley said: […]

Hammonds bolsters tax with DLA hire

Hammonds has strengthened its tax offering with the hire of a tax accountant from DLA Piper. Michael McCormack joins Hammonds as a director of tax, having previously worked for Ernst & Young and the Irish Revenue before DLA Piper. McCormack will advise Hammonds’ clients on corporate and commercial tax issues, as well as helping the […]

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