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 – 1st December 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 the incentivisation model for those ‘non-fee earners’ with forward-thinking ideas. This roundtable is taking place at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 17th November.

The discussion will focus on how firms accredit those with innovative ideas that will shape the future of law firms.

Join this virtual roundtable to discuss:

  • Will firms continue to accredit those with the billable hour for innovation projects?
  • How can firms change the narrative from the favour to the tangible incentive?
  • What message does the current incentivisation model send to the very people who are likely to have the ideas that shape the future?
  • How have others sparked a change in similar partnership structures?
  • Is the client voice the swaying factor?
  • Should we be moving away from incentivisation models being an ‘extra’ and towards this being part of the job?


Paul Orchard, Head of Innovation, Stephenson Harwood

Paul Orchard
Paul Orchard

Paul is the Head of Innovation at Stephenson Harwood LLP. He has over 15 years’ experience of working in business transformation and innovation related roles – the last nine of which have been spent at leading global law firms. He has hands on experience of achieving meaningful business change through identifying, evaluating and implementing emerging technologies, implementing Target Operating Models and leading process improvement programmes of work.



Stuart Whittle, Business Services & Innovation Director, Weightmans

Stuart Whittle
Stuart Whittle

Stuart is a qualified lawyer by trade, having practiced law as a professional indemnity lawyer from 1995. He has been a partner at Weightmans since 2002.  During 2003, Stuart become involved in Weightmans’ IT, designing, developing and rolling out case management systems across the firm. In 2005 Stuart took on responsibility for Weightmans’ IT department and in 2010 was promoted to IS and Operations Director. From 2017 as part of Weightmans’ Reorganising for Profit strategic transformation initiative, Stuart took on the role as Business Services and Innovation Director with responsibility for Information Management and Technology, People and Knowledge, Business Process Re-engineering, Risk and Compliance, Facilities and Innovation.


Please note that this virtual roundtable has very limited availability, 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.