Offering the best legal services

How refreshing to see a firm looking for ways of offering new services to

its clients. The news that Charles Russell is setting up an equal

opportunity training company shows that some firms at least are thinking

"outside the box".

If the company does as it promises and offers bespoke advice on everything

from personnel issues to employment law, then the firm's clients can look

forward to a more complete service, a multidisciplinary service some would


At a time when so many firms seem obsessed with opening new offices in far

flung places or with poaching partners isn't it about time that we thought

about new ways of serving our clients? After all, they pay the bills and

there may be business oportunities we are missing by spending all our time

looking inward.

Sheila Winstanley,