Paul Marmor, in his capacity as co-vice Chair of the Law Firm Management Committee at the International Bar Association, recently moderated a panel at the Law Society on "Building the law firm of the future."

This first Class Panel at the The Law Society London, UK, was focused on best practice for attracting & retaining talent in the legal profession across the globe. Over 150 attendees from around the globe were in attendance.

The impressive panel included a keynote session from David Gauke, Head of Public Policy at Macfarlanes, speaking from his perspective as former Minister of Justice & Lord Chancellor, David focused on the next generation and a desire to protect the rule of law, among many other points.

Paul was also joined by Claire Sanders of Being Human, who explored best ways to harness the younger generation.

Paulo Rocha, Managing Partner of leading Brazilian law firm Demarest Advogados, confirmed that talent-related issues are the same globally.

Lisa Göransson, head of the Nordic desk at Allen & Overy, and also IBA officer from the Women’s Committee, focused on the need to focus on women in the profession.

Paul Marmor comments: “We set out a range of points and thoughts on how to attract and retain talent into the legal profession which is an area of focus for the IBA and, indeed, for Sherrards which is at the heart of much of our thinking as a legal profession especially through our Sherrards Training Academy.”