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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?”


Shoosmiths records best month for new homes plot sales

Shoosmiths has recorded its best month for new homes plot sales since the firm started formally recording data nearly nine years ago. The national law firm chalked up more than 400 reservations in November on behalf of its housebuilder clients. Derek Archer, national head of the new homes plot sales team, which operates out of […]


Hot 100: Tim Lord QC, Brick Court Chambers

The delightful Tim Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers (scroll down for video interview) is a winner with clients for his affable and charming personality. In the court, however, he transforms into the Rottweiler advocate who can tear into an argument with force. Clients say he has the ability to pinpoint the key issues of […]


SJ Berwin adds Dechert’s former London chief Fogel to board

SJ Berwin has appointed former Dechert London managing partner Steven Fogel as a non-executive director on its partnership board. Fogel was senior partner of legacy Titmuss Sainer and led the firm through its merger with US firm Dechert in 2000, becoming head of the combined outfit’s City base. He retired from Dechert’s partnership in June […]

James Sidwell

Law helps Brazil to grow up

Jersey ruling is a welcome step towards tackling the blight of corruption in Brazilian politics I read with interest Pedro Aguiar de Freitas’s article last year in The Lawyer on the Mensalão case (29 October 2012). The case has attracted attention around the world since the scandal at its heart led to dozens of defendants […]


Cohen & Stephen (Liquidators of Rangers FC) & Ors v Collyer Bristow

Cohen & Stephen (The Liquidators of Rangers FC) & Ors v Collyer Bristow Late 2013, 5-10 days, Chancery Division For the claimant Cohen & Stephen (The Liquidators of Rangers FC): South Square’s Mark Philips QC leading South Square’s Stephen Robins previously instructed by Taylor Wessing partner Nick Moser, taken forward by Stephenson Harwood partner Stuart […]

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