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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?”


Salans set for firmwide management elections

Salans is gearing up for management elections that could result in wholesale management change at the firm’s 14 worldwide offices, including the UK. The role of office managing partner in each jurisdiction is up for grabs, as well as five spots on the global board. London’s co-managing partners Lionel Rosenblatt and Philip Enoch must decide […]

Finers poaches Lewis Silkin corporate partner

Finers Stephens Innocent has recruited corporate partner Paul Glassberg from Lewis Silkin. Glassberg is Finers’ second lateral hire in the space of a month. Property partner Mark Johnstone recently joined from US firm Kilpatrick Stockton. Glassberg has experience in private equity and M&A, and undertaking corporate transactions for clients in the property sector. Finers has […]

Bird & Bird projects 20 per cent PEP rise at half-year

Bird & Bird’s continued European expansion has helped it to a 22 per cent increase in revenues at the half-year point. But the rapid international growth, which saw it reach 13 offices in 10 jurisdictions this year, has not hurt the bottom line. Chief executive David Kerr said profits lagged only slightly behind revenues in […]

Baxter v Knowles

The two most aggressively expansionist firms in the world are going head-to-head in the race to go global – and there’s no love lost between them. Steve Hoare reports on the clash between DLA Piper and Orrick

Eversheds partner departure compounds Birmingham woes

Large cracks are forming in Eversheds‘ Birmingham office after the departure of yet another partner. Sally Mewies has left Eversheds, where she headed the IT practice for the past three years, and is set to join Wragge & Co as a partner. Mewies is the latest in a number of departures in the past 12 […]

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