Soft skills for lawyers – research and book in development

Posted on: September 6, 2019 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 provide a guide that will […]

Read More

Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

Posted on: August 13, 2019 Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

I was recently asked to facilitate a partner strategy session where the focus was on authenticity, values and culture. It was a highly interactive session with participants considering their personal values in a structured way before discussing them in peer groups. It was a softer parallel process alongside a more analytical strategy development process.  Authenticity […]

Read More

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

Posted on: July 15, 2019

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 but are increasingly confident about […]

Read More

Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

Read More

Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners

Posted on: January 11, 2019

At the end of 2018 I was invited to facilitate a Managing Partners’ Forum (http://www.mpfglobal.com/) breakfast roundtable titled: Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners. There were managing partners of law, accountancy and management consulting firms present – and the session was chaired by Richard Thorby. Here’s a summary of the key points I […]

Read More

Original branding by Matt Playford · A site by Fresh01