A new era for law firm growth

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

As the great and the good gathered for the Global Law Summit − marking 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta − at the end of February, a report from TheCityUK revealed that in 2013 firms in the UK had enjoyed their strongest growth in six years.

That’s the backdrop to this edition of Briefing, in which we speak to leaders at Withers, Parabis LawShoosmiths, DWF, Brabners, Stewarts Law and Kingsley Napley, as well as PwC about how legal business is achieving growth with profitability.

Our main interviewee, Mark Whitley at Norton Rose Fulbright, tells us how his firm has differentiated its way into claiming one of the very top global legal brands of the future. Plus, there’s a truly bumper industry voices section including an interview with Econocom’s Chris Labrey on alternative financing for projects and industry analysis from eBillingHub.

GOING UP

Norton Rose Fulbright weighs in as one of the top three legal brands in the world. Chief operating officer Mark
Whitley explains the difference a verein makes, and much more.

GETTING AHEAD

The evidence points to ambitious law firms growing again − if they know what’s good for them. Richard Brent asks
finance heads and other law firm leaders what matters to their financial health and future profits.

ROLLING WITH IT

Large technology projects are notorious for running rife with unknown quantities. Law firms ought to consider
alternative finance models to ensure their strategy isn’t badly stung, suggests Econocom’s Chris Labrey

Briefing database: In partnership with Peer Monitor
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BRIEFING DATABASE: SEPTEMBER 2019


In partnership with Peer Monitor
September 2019
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EDITOR’S LETTER


Richard Brent
Editor-in-chief, Briefing