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Legal business leaders on what they made of an MBA experience

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WHO'S WHO THIS MONTH

Axel Koelsh
Dene Rowe
Director of product improvement,
Keoghs

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Axel Koelsh
Matt Craven
Head of IT,
Browne Jacobson

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Joanna Lorimer - Hunton & Williams
Jonathan Patterson
Development director,
DWF

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Joanna Lorimer - Hunton & Williams
Simon Slater
CEO,
Thomson Snell Passmore

Up front:
Reading list
p8

Joanna Lorimer - Hunton & Williams
Sarah-Jane Howitt
Marketing director,
Weightmans

Up front:
What's on your radar?
p11

Chengwei Liu - Briefing September 2018 Lets talk shop
Andy Wansell
COO,
Boodle Hatfield

Speak up:
About the size of it
p13

Chengwei Liu - Briefing September 2018 Lets talk shop
Samantha Lee
Head of recruitment,
Bond Dickinson

Opinion:
Train to retain
p14

Clare Quinn-Waters
Ian Jeffery
Managing partner,
Lewis Silkin

Features:
Masters in the house
p16

Clare Quinn-Waters
Cathy Mattis
Head of legal project management,
Herbert Smith Freehills

Features:
Masters in the house
p16

Clare Quinn-Waters
Professor Laura Empson
Cass Business School

Features:
Masters in the house
p16

Clare Quinn-Waters
Trevor Worth
CEO,
Portcullis Legals

Features:
Masters in the house
p16

Clare Quinn-Waters
Geraint Evans
Head of new business,
CMS

Features:
Masters in the house
p16

Clare Quinn-Waters
Colin Hannent
Head of financial planning and analysis,
Shoosmiths

Team profile:
Lean team
p23

Clare Quinn-Waters
Chris Stanton
Finance director,
Shoosmiths

Team profile:
Lean team
p23

Clare Quinn-Waters
Joy Cox
Financial controller,
Shoosmiths

Team profile:
Lean team
p23

Clare Quinn-Waters
Paul Randolph
Author,
The Psychology of Conflict

Brain training:
Dealing with dispute
p27

Clare Quinn-Waters
Craig Good
Global applications manager,
Withers

Industry case study,
Making space
p34

Clare Quinn-Waters
Chris Cartrett
Senior vice president of strategy and growth,
Aderant

Industry interview,
Front runner
p38

Andy Lilley
Virginia Farquharson
Director of management,
Payne Hicks Beach

Rear view,
New days, new dawn
p40

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

What makes a good leader? I’m given to understand that one or two significant collectives in UK public life are now thrashing this old chestnut out with wild abandon once again. To be fair, it’s a management magazine mainstay – and has probably been debated, in one form or another, since the dawn of time.

There’s credibility, authenticity, an ability to build and keep a consensus among peers (maybe with multiple individual axes to grind), even just good old following through and ‘doing what you said you’ll do’. None of it sounds like rocket science. But leadership can clearly be a rocky ride, hard to distil and bottle in the first place, and with a worrying tendency to run dry at the worst possible moment.

We hear from Weightmans, Boodle Hatfield, Shoosmiths, Withers, Payne Hicks Beach and Bond Dickinson among others.

MASTERS IN THE HOUSE

Leaders may still have a lot to learn. MBA holders reflect on the business of studying on the job. They may no longer be chained to a desk during their day job, but what did these legal business leaders gain from going back to school?

LEAN TEAM

A big IT investment for Shoosmiths has brought fresh focus to an already tightly-formed finance team by bringing in tech and tight teamwork to deliver internal and external value.

MAKING SPACE

Craig Good, global applications manager at Withers, says the firm improved the content management experience for a range of practice needs with a more flexible matter-centric solution from DocAuto

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TEAM WORKINGS

Marc Anderson, lead solicitor at Royal London Group, tells us what he

Marc Anderson, lead solicitor
Royal London Group
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TAKE TRAINING SERIOUSLY

The International Bar Association report Us Too?, launched in May 2019

Christine Young, Partner and Jemima Coleman, professional support lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills