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Law firms: does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

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For law firms, does Peter Drucker’s quote really ring true?  Or is it simply that strategy still trumps culture in the eyes of lawyers and counsel? It seems to depend on whom you listen to.  A panel of experts at Legal Week’s Global Independent Law Firms Forum debate recently discussed some of these issues. On the […]Read more

106 seconds with… Margaret Casely-Hayford, Chair, Action Aid UK

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Margaret Casely-Hayford was a lawyer for some 30 years: twenty years with City law firm Dentons, where she was made a Partner and then nine years as Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary for the John Lewis Partnership from which she retired in 2014. She decided in 2014 to transition into a boardroom portfolio […]Read more

106 seconds with… Funke Abimbola, Managing Counsel for Roche UK, diversity champion, speaker and proud mother

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Funke read law at Newcastle University and worked as a corporate lawyer both in the City and within regional law firms before joining Roche in 2012. She is a recognised legal expert and award-winning solicitor and regularly speaks at conferences both in the UK and overseas. As a Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, she mentors […]Read more

Graduate Recruitment in Law: Fast Cars, Stories, Access, Apprenticeships and Social Media…

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The Russell Hotel, 11th February 2015.   All the essentials in place for a good day.  Wifi.  Tick.  Black coffee.  Tick.  Comfy chair.  Tick.  Some great speakers.  Tick.  Decent lunch.  Tick. So what happened?  Here’s a quick run-down.  I’m sure I haven’t done justice to many of the speakers (so if you were one of […]Read more

The importance of culture in law

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In a changing legal marketplace, where there is undoubted pressure on revenues, there is an opportunity for law firms to improve their service to clients, further build reputation and increase revenues through: Better engagement – It is estimated that it takes at least 40 weeks for a law graduate to reach optimal productivity (Oxford Economics 2014). […]Read more

106 seconds with… Charlie Keeling, Global HRD of Clyde & Co.

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Charlie Keeling is well established as a senior level leader in the professional services world. He’s climbed a long ladder from his first job as a 16-year-old Commercial Apprentice at Creda. Three years later, he was a qualified accountant; and at 26 years old, he became the FD for Russell Hobbs. He became a Partner […]Read more