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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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Partners on the move…

Capsticks now has 25 partners after the promotion of six new partners from within the firm: Trevor Mawer (employment), Neil Grant (healthcare law), and – all in the clinical negligence department – Victoria Stewart, Penelope Radcliffe, Iain Pickering and Lorna Hardman. Before qualifying as solicitors Stewart and Radcliffe were qualified barristers. David Cubitt, employment partner […]

City firms look to Libya as UN halts sanctions

City firms are eyeing Libya as a new target for offices after the suspension of UN sanctions following the handover of the Lockerbie bombing suspects. Gareth Driver, a partner at South African firm Werksmans, says: “Libya is going to become of interest. But it is only this week [that the lifting of UN sanctions has […]

Gibraltar firms braced for financial shake-up

Gibraltarian lawyers are bracing themselves for a shake-up in their company law, after the European Commission referred a case on accounts confidentiality to the European Court of Justice. The UK-dependent territory is a major offshore financial centre, where there are almost as many companies registered as there are people (31,000). Significant change to its commercial […]

Titmuss Sainer enjoys third record growth

Titmuss Sainer Dechert is celebrating its third consecutive year of record fee income growth, which it attributes to its transatlantic alliance. This year fee income increased by 13 per cent, and the two previous years saw a growth of 14 per cent. Until 1996 the firm’s gross fees had not increased by more than 10 […]

Two firms open in Birmingham with eye on insurance market

Two more law firms are opening offices in Birmingham as the city continues to develop as a leading market place for insurers and other niche areas. South Wales firm Palser Grossman opened an office last week in Birmingham in a continued effort to hold onto its insurance clients. And 36-partner Browne Jacobson, the Nottingham and […]

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