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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?”



Taylor Wessing launches LGBT property network

Taylor Wessing has launched a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people working in the property industry. The City firm claims the circle, which is still searching for a name, is the first such association in the real estate industry. It launched earlier this month with an event at Taylor Wessing’s offices for […]

Lady Gaga

Mishcon seals victory for Lady Gaga in IP case against Lady Goo Goo

IP set 11 South Square was both a winner and a loser in the High Court this week as pop superstar Lady Gaga obtained an injunction preventing a computer game company from releasing a single by a cartoon character. Mishcon de Reya partner Simon Tracey instructed 11 South Square’s Iain Purvis QC for the singer […]

Sir David Steel

Quadrant launches arbitration team as Steel J returns to bar

Quadrant Chambers is to launch an arbitration division with the appointment of retired High Court judge Sir David Steel. Steel was appointed to the bench in 1999 after a stint as head of Quadrant, which was then known as 2-4 Essex Court. He last week retired from his position as an admiralty judge and joined […]


Blackstone silk loses Supreme Court asbestos case

The Supreme Court has ruled that people in Scotland who have been affected by the asbestos related condition pleural plaques have the right to compensation. Axa General Insurance brought the legal challenge over the Scottish government’s decision to give backdated compensation to individuals who have pleural plaques as a result of asbestos exposure. Blackstone Chambers’ […]


Launching The UK Law Blogging Review

From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK legal blogging for The Lawyer. This will not be some earnest clinical exercise based on aggregate counts of page views, number of commenters, or any other statistical basis or social media metric. From this Friday I will be doing a weekly round-up of UK […]

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