Known for addressing the changes that the legal sector is experiencing and helping to shape the future of legal services, The Lawyer’s Business Leadership Series is now running every Tuesday from 15th September – 24th November with an array of sessions for you to choose from.

Personalise your Business Leadership Series experience by choosing the sessions that you would like to attend, from webinars and presentations to TL chats and virtual roundtables including this 60-minute virtual roundtable discussion that is set to explore if wellbeing is achievable in the overtime model. This roundtable is taking place at 15:00 BST on Tuesday 13th October.

The discussion will focus on the unsustainable overtime model of law firms in light of the growing wellbeing concerns within the industry as well as the changing expectations from new entrants.

Join this virtual roundtable to discuss:

  • The movement from reactive to proactive: what are the proactive activities law firms are putting in place, that are altering behaviours and approaches?
  • What is the alternative to the overtime model? What is your back-up plan for a future where money is no longer enough of an incentive?
  • What impact is tech having on wellbeing and the pressure to always be reachable?
  • Has there been any genuine change in the industry? Are there any metrics about the scale of the problem and the progress made so far?
  • Are clients onboard with this change and comfortable with a longer turnover time?


Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons, Features Editor, The Lawyer

Rich is The Lawyer’s features editor. He was previously editor of The Lawyer’s student publication Lawyer 2B, and therefore covers everything to do with legal education, training contracts and pupillage, as well as lawyers’ ongoing career development. Also falling within his remit are topics including diversity in law, pro bono and access to justice.



Keith Froud
Keith Froud

Keith Froud, Managing Partner (International), Eversheds Sutherland 

Based in London, Keith is the International Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland, with responsibility for Eversheds Sutherland offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Keith is also a member of the Eversheds Sutherland Global Executive and Global Board. Prior to this Keith was the firm’s International Head of Company Commercial and Corporate. Keith is also the firm’s Executive sponsor for Wellbeing, leading on the firmwide strategy in that respect. In terms of his own practice, Keith specialises in M&A, stock exchange and public takeover work and has over 25 years’ experience in international M&A, acting for a variety of private and listed companies, primarily in Europe and the US.

Please note that this virtual roundtable has very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

To find out more about the Business Leadership Series and upcoming sessions, please visit the event website.