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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?”


North west firms profit from surge in property work

NORTH west firms are reaping the benefits of a surge in the commercial property market and are reacting by bolstering their practices with extra recruits. The Manchester offices of Addleshaw Booth & Co and Hammond Suddards are hiring lawyers, including a number of partners in the commercial property departments. And legal recruitment company Graham Gill […]


Claire Milton led the Berwin Leighton team on behalf of MWB Leisure Fund II in the £80m purchase of the Star City leisure park in Birmingham. Eversheds partner Nigel Watkins represented Star City.

Partners in rush for Big Five

THE BIG five firms are receiving an unprecedented number of applications from partners in medium-sized outfits who fear for their future as the market consolidates. Tony Williams, managing partner of Clifford Chance, says he expects 1999 to be “the year of the CV”, with at least 100 approaches from partners at other firms. “Two years […]

Employed bar enraged by defeat of rights plan

Employed barristers say they are outraged at the House of Lords’ rejection of the Government’s plan to extend their rights of audience to the higher courts. The Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry says it is amazed and dismayed by the claim, made by Lords Ackner and Hutchinson, that in-house lawyers cannot be trusted […]

Alarm over commercial rival to Forensic Science Service

CRIMINAL lawyers are sceptical about using a company accredited as the first commercial supplier of crime-scene DNA profiles to the police. Forensic Alliance, which will have access to the National DNA Database, is a direct competitor to the Home Office’s Forensic Science Service (FSS). It has stressed that its scientific resources, accredited by the Association […]

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