Book launch: Essential soft skills for lawyers – some research findings

Between August 2019 and March 2020 I analysed a huge amount of information and research relating to the importance of soft skills within the UK legal profession. I also interviewed over 20 people from large and small law firms – lawyers and learning & development professionals – as well as Read More

By |2020-07-06T15:04:47+01:00July 6, 2020|

Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020 – Marketing, client service, innovation, learning and culture change

I’ve been one of the judges on the annual Managing Partners’ Forum Awards for many years – across a number of categories. I was invited to attend the Awards dinner (again at the Marriot Grosvenor Square) to celebrate with the short-listed firms across three themes - Client, Community and Business. Read More

By |2020-03-16T11:10:04+00:00March 16, 2020|

Soft skills for lawyers – research and book in development

Between now and March 2020 I will be researching and writing a new book for Globe Law and Business https://www.globelawandbusiness.com/ on Soft Skills for Lawyers. I will be drawing on my expertise as a psychologist, trainer and professional coach with decades of experience in helping lawyers develop soft skills to Read More

By |2019-09-25T09:06:35+01:00September 6, 2019|

Research report: 24th Annual Smith & Williamson Law Firm Survey 2018 “Brexit, what Brexit?”

The annual Smith & Williamson law firm survey 2018 obtained the opinions of over 130 managing partners and senior management personnel across the UK in August 2018. The clear message emerging from this year’s survey show that law firms are continuing to fight for top talent in a competitive market Read More

By |2021-04-03T15:05:13+01:00July 15, 2019|

Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book Read More

By |2018-10-31T10:19:04+00:00October 31, 2018|