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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?”


Dibbs launches new rapid response unit

Dibb Lupton Alsop claims to have launched the UK’s first “rapid response team” to advise on emergencies – but rivals claim that they have provided the service for years and that it is a marketing gimmick by Dibbs. A round-the-clock service manned by a 30-strong Dibbs team plans to cash in on providing immediate advice […]

…as BP-Amoco loses solicitor after merger

A leading in-house energy lawyer has quit BP-Amoco following the multinational merger. Anna Soroko, who is taking up a new senior post at Eastern Electricity, predicts more lawyers will follow suit. She was asked to relocate from her London office to Aberdeen following last year’s u67.5bn merger of BP and Amoco – the world’s biggest. […]

Two take Brodie's role at 24 Old Buildings

Alan Steinfeld QC and Martin Mann QC are the new heads of chambers at commercial chancery set 24 Old Buildings following the sudden death of their predecessor. Tim Brodie QC died suddenly last month of a heart attack after a game of polo. Brodie, an old Etonian, was 70. Mann says: “Alan and I are […]

The lawyer's lawyer of 1999

I’ve been asked to say a few words and the few words that I wanted to say were ‘thank you and good-bye’ but unfortunately I don’t think that would be appropriate. There are conflicting emotions passing through my body at this particular moment in time… embarrassment and feeling flattered beyond belief. I didn’t think I […]

Court ordeal is as bad as abuse

Sir Stephen Brown says fundamental changes need to be made to the criminal justice system if sexually abused children are to get a fair hearing in court. According to Home Office figures, there are currently more than 6,500 children who have been placed on child protection registers because they are at serious risk of sexual […]

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