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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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Geordie Law Soc chief aims to boost “relevance”

The head of property and planning at North East firm Ward Hadaway has been elected president of the Newcastle Law Society. Neil Robson will be president for the next year, and takes over the post from outgoing president, Guy Goodings, a partner at Northumberland-based firm Wholley Goodings. Robson said: “My main goal during my presidency […]

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Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors has appointed its first environment officer. Nigel Riches, a solicitor in the firm’s wills and probate team, will investigate the ways its five branches can be more eco-friendly.

Madrid in push to become serious international arbitration player

Madrid has kicked off a campaign intended to make the city a seat for international arbitration. The Spanish capital’s efforts to establish itself as a leading global player comes as international arbitration starts to establish itself as the favoured choice for resolving cross-border disputes. Spain’s Ministry of Justice, which is based in Madrid, seized the […]

Linklaters steps up Italy expansion drive

Linklaters is set to move to larger offices in Milan – a sign the firm is about to embark on an aggressive recruitment strategy in Italy. The magic circle firms signed a lease with property developers Tishman Speyer to rent a space 2,600 m sq in the five-storey building on via Santa Margherita. It is […]

Microsoft’s $1.5bn MP3 infringement fine the biggest in history

Microsoft has been hit by the largest patent fine in history after a San Diego jury ruled that Windows Media Player infringed Alcatel-Lucent’s patents. Microsoft was ordered to pay Alcatel-Lucent $1.52bn (£770m) for using MP3 technology without a licence, almost triple the $612m (£311.78m) that BlackBerry maker RIM paid to NTP in March 2007. The […]

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