"Your invention? My creation! Intellectual Property – a new "bet the company" battleground" (4 September 2012)
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Beyond 50 degrees East – challenges and opportunities in high growth markets
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'Leadership in the new regulatory environment: is the CEO becoming the Chief Risk Officer?'
'The globalisation challenge - balancing risk and opportunity' (6 September 2011)
In this seminar we asked, can law firms and their clients chart and navigate the fast changing tides of global economic power? Is globalisation now irreversible or will new shocks throw it into reverse? Read a report on the key issues that arose from the discussion (pdf).
'Are lawyers really cut out to be strategic advisers?' (6 December 2010)
Read our report on key issues from the debate (pdf).
'Broadening access to the Legal Profession - rhetoric or reality?' (21 April 2010)
Read our report on key issues from the seminar (pdf).
Learn more about the Smart Start Experience - our scheme to broaden access to the professions.
Read the report produced by the Panel on Fair Access to the Profession report (pdf), chaired by Alan Milburn. Published in 2009, it deals with recommendations to improve social mobility by acting at every life stage - including through schools, universities, internship practices and recruitment processes.
Read The Sutton Trust briefing note (pdf) on the educational backgrounds of the UK's top solicitors, barristers and judges, which includes some fairly stark statistics on educational background of leading solicitors and barristers and was one of the catalysts for the Pathways to Law project (widely regarded as the flagship broadening access project in our profession).
Read The Sutton Trust submission to the Milburn commission on access to the professions (pdf).
'Law firm workforce of the future - sacrificing culture for efficiency?' (22 September 2009)
Read a brief report on the key issues that arose from the roundtable discussion (pdf).
Read the 2009 Chief Legal Officer Survey (pdf) conducted annually by Altman Weil, Inc., which reports ongoing, incremental change in corporate law departments in response to the new economic landscape, but a deep skepticism that their law firm counterparts are equally serious about change.
'Are there better ways to regulate the legal profession?' (22 February 2009)
Read the paper dealing with the key issues that were discussed at the seminar (pdf).
Read the Smedley report (pdf): a review of the regulation of corporate law firms in England and Wales, conducted by Nick Smedley and commissioned by The Law Society of England & Wales.
Read a paper on the regulation of the legal profession in the United States and the future of global law practice (pdf) prepared by Anthony Davis from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, one of the speakers at our seminar.
'External investors in law firms – opportunity or threat?' (24 November 2008)
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'Moving Corporate Responsibility into the legal mainstream' (23 April 2008)
'Measuring law firm success' (15 November 2007)
'Will liberalisation change the structure of the European legal profession?' (4 June 2007)
'The financial and business impact of the regulation of legal services' (23 May 2006)
'Competition in the provision of legal services - in collaboration with the European Commission' (4 July 2005)
'Law firm leadership - Setting new standards - in collaboration with the IBA' (20th June 2005)