60 second interview

Chris Kangis

Be good to yourself, back yourself and be open to opportunities

Chris Kangis, consultant and former VP & general counsel at AEG Europe explains that the best way for lawyers to see the bigger picture, improve emotional intelligence and understand the business is to gain experience from outside the legal microclimate in which a lot of the industry spends their entire working lives. How did you get […]

David Hirschfield

Reputation and relationships are everything

Legal director of Galliard Homes, David Hirschfield, explains how graduates coming into the workforce must be surrounded by experienced colleagues to learn, develop and harness their own skills; ‘unfortunately Microsoft Teams and Zoom cannot replace osmosis’!  In your opinion, have people become so accustomed to working from home that we will see a depletion in […]

Suzanne Liversidge

The 60 second interview: “It is the strength of our culture that has got us through the lockdown period”

Kennedy‘s global managing partner Suzanne Liversidge speaks to The Lawyer as part of the Business Leadership Series about how for the first time in her career there has been a genuine recognition that ‘we’re all in it together’, and how through those shared experiences new cultural norms have been formed. How can you influence and […]

Shilpa Bhandarkar

The 60 second interview: Innovation is a powerful virtuous cycle when done right

Linklaters’ global head of innovation Shilpa Bhandarkar shares the five fundamentals for fostering innovation, as part of the Business Leadership Series. What are the fundamentals for fostering a culture of innovation within a firm? There are five pieces to this jigsaw, which need to fit together for real impact. First, visible senior buy-in. Innovation involves risk […]

Shane Gleghorn

The 60 second interview: It’s more important than ever to be focused on purpose

Taylor Wessing’s managing partner Shane Gleghorn speaks to The Lawyer about the new range of initiatives the firm has launched during lockdown including virtual yoga, mindfulness sessions and Skype choirs. What will change for Taylor Wessing when offices being to re-open? Throughout this period, we’ve been shaping our policies by both looking at our business needs […]