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.”

Helping to put the UK on the Global map, legally speaking!

Paul Marmor spoke about his involvement in developing Sherrards’ international persona, passing on the benefit of his experiences to an audience predominantly from the legal profession, looking to expand their international footprint.

In particular, Paul used the international webinar to speak about our work with an international alliance (Alliott Global Alliance) and our connectivity with other first-class law firms through the International Bar Association and American Bar Association, as well as working alongside The Law Society’s International Division and the Department for International Trade, including becoming part of the UK investment support directory hosted by the DIT.

Marco Cillario, International Policy Manager of The Law Society commented, “We are ready and willing to shout about the legal profession and to help our members, whether to improve access to key markets, facilitate introductions to networking opportunities with contacts across the world, or to create the right environment to do so ”.

Paul Marmor of Sherrards comments, “It’s been quite a journey for the firm, but in 20 years we have helped our clients and contacts with their increasing needs overseas, as well as the burgeoning demand for use of the UK courts by foreign parties.  I have no doubt that our legal profession is supported by some brilliant institutions, whether it be the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Business and Trade or The Law Society’s International Division”.

To download the interntional webinar to watch, click here.

For more information about Sherrards’ international offering and our work with the IBA, ABA, Alliott Global Alliance and Law Society International Division, and how the Department for Business and Trade and Ministry of Justice can help you, please reach out to Paul Marmor.