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13.04.22 Strictly Legal

Getting your Chambers fit for the future

‘Building Back Better’ has become the world’s slogan - from budget decisions to carbon emissions. The concept is, of course, far from new. It has been used in disaster recovery parlance for decades and derives from evidence that the collective shock of a major catastrophe somehow seeds a desire in those affected not just to return to normal but to pursue a better normal.
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18.05.21 Strictly Legal

Building law firms back better post pandemic

The prospect of soon being able to embrace family and friends reminds me of the teenager who bought a book on eBay entitled ‘How to Hug’ and was galled to discover it was Volume 6 of Encyclopedia Britannica. That poor teenager could easily have been me. I once ordered The Wallis Family Global Directory via an advert in my dad’s Reader’s Digest magazine to find even my own family wasn’t in it.
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09.10.20 Strictly Legal

Success planning trumps succession planning

A friend of mine used to tell her young children that Mr Whippy vans only play jingles when they’ve run out of ice-cream.
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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.
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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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