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29.07.20 Strictly Legal

Bar Standards Board entities offer positive future for the Bar

Martin Luther King Jr said the ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.
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03.06.20 Strictly Legal

Choosing the right opportunities for your law firm

Spartacus (or maybe Kirk Douglas) once said: “I believe in opportunity and the power of reason to seize upon it. Whatever happens, it happens because we choose for it. We decide our fate.”
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16.04.20 Strictly Legal

Law firms must adapt to survive lockdown

Three weeks into my ‘5K to Couch’ program and, according to my training schedule, I should be slumped in the lounge in my PJ’s eating Maltesers and binge-watching BBC Box Sets by now.
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03.04.19 Strictly Legal

Danger IDD

I used to watch the 1970’s television series Danger UXB – starring an angst-ridden Anthony Andrews as a young WWII Royal Engineer defusing unexploded bombs (UXBs) – with my eyes scrunched and my fingers in my ears.
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23.03.18 Strictly Legal

Why people vote for law firm leaders

I don’t know about you, but I’m much more Follow-the-Leader than Pokémon Go. Until someone put me right, I thought Angry Birds was a Hitchcock film. I’d like to think it’s maturity but it’s more likely to be my age.
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15.11.17 Strictly Legal

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leaders

I met one of my favourite authors recently at a book signing. No, not the famous ‘7 Habits’ author Stephen Covey (who is sadly no longer with us) but Robert Harris, whose latest novel ‘Munich’ is set 75 years ago during the negotiation of the Munich Agreement.
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24.07.17 Strictly Legal

Managing your law firm’s reputational risk

As Benjamin Franklin once said, it takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and one bad one to lose it – as a few jewellers, airlines, car manufacturers, newspapers and banks have discovered in recent times.
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29.06.17 Strictly Legal

Should contract risk be higher up your law firm’s agenda?

Like beauty, risk is in the eye of the beholder. A key business decision can be seen through one person’s eyes as a clever entrepreneurial market move and, through another’s, as a reckless bet-the-house punt.
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20.03.17 Strictly Legal

Joint (ad)ventures in the legal sector

We all know that nothing in life is certain. As the actor, director and philosopher Clint Eastwood once said: “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” He also said he’d tried being reasonable and didn’t like it. They should teach this kind of philosophy in law school.
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15.12.16 Strictly Legal

Is my law firm fighting fit for 2017?

As the Queen starts to relax after her Christmas broadcast and I rise with a flush in my cheeks to carve our Cambridge Bronze, I will spare a thought for our cherished legal profession. Like the bird beneath my knife, it has had a good stuffing this year.
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