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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?”


Sparrow takes flight

Charles Sparrow QC’s chambers at Thirteen Old Square is to move to new refurbished premises at 6 New Square in late 1999. The move follows the set’s recent poaching of six juniors from other sets making the 30-strong set the largest chancery chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. “Taking the new premises will enable us to continue […]

In brief: Lord Irvine

In our profile of Lord Irvine last week we said he owned “a permanent place among the Tuscany set”. Lord Irvine has asked us to point out that he does not own any property in Tuscany.

Stamp out office bullying says equal rights barrister

Leading equal opportunities barrister Margaret McCabe has called for law firm partners to undergo training to open their eyes to bullying and harassment within their firms after winning a £50,000 out of court settlement for a trainee from a three-partner Manchester firm. Andrea Harrison, a trainee at Whitfield firm Laurence Murphy & Co, told an […]

Local govt lawyer leads fight against court closures threat

A small district council legal department has convinced the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, to keep two magistrates courts open after a string of closures across England and Wales. Now solicitor Nigel Roberts, who led Wychavon District Council’s successful fight to retain its local courts, is urging other councils not to accept court closures as a […]

In brief: Barrister to relate Bosnia experiences

A barrister who worked in Sarajevo as a legal advisor for Bosnia’s Human Rights Ombudsman will address a seminar on the subject. Barrister Jessica Simor of Monckton Chambers, who returned in August from a six-month spell of work in the country will join with the former Professor of Law at the University of Sarajevo, Dr […]

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