When it comes to advising “the advisers”, it’s not just legal expertise that clients need – it’s also practical business support to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.
As professional services firms look to recruit and retain the best talent, establish optimal structures and technologies, and differentiate themselves from the fierce competition, they require lawyers like us who can guide them with insight, acumen and integrity.
With good reason, we have often been referred to as “the lawyer’s lawyers.” Over half the UK’s Top 30 law firms choose to instruct us, as do many other legal firms - from small boutiques to international practices. We also routinely advise leading firms of accountants, consultants, architects, engineers and surveyors. That such a discerning audience put their trust in us is a testament both to the fact that we add value, and to our specialist, pragmatic expertise.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Sexual harassment – is accountancy next for #MeToo?24 May 2018
Sexual harassment is big news at the moment as numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and encouraged individuals to come forward. Karen Baxter asks, is accountancy next for #MeToo?
Sam Koppel writes for Accountancy Age: Is the accountancy sector facing an international talent crisis?13 April 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Sam Koppel discusses the recent restrictions for accountancy firms to hire non-EEA workers who require Tier 2 work visas.
Michael Burd is quoted in The Law Society Gazette: Exit Wounds19 March 2018
Michael Burd is quoted in the write up of the latest Gazette roundtable held last week.
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: What does the future hold for listed accountancy firms?13 March 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne discusses why firms would consider listing on a stock market or taking external investment.
GDPR: Less than 100 days to go – A roundtable for General Counsel and COLPs in professional services firms21 February 2018
25 May 2018 is a date etched on the brain as the deadline for GDPR readiness. Last year we brought together General Counsel, COLPs and Risk Professionals to discuss some of the issues which professional service firms were facing in relation to their own compliance programmes as they got under way.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Mind the gap: what accountancy firms should be doing ahead of the new gender pay gap reporting rules16 February 2018
With less than two months to go until the deadline for filing gender pay gap reports, thousands of employers have not yet provided their figures. Karen Baxter asks, is your firm ready?
Joanna Hunt writes for Lawyer 2B: Are trainee overseas secondments set to become a thing of the past?31 January 2018
Joanna Hunt writes an article for Lawyer 2B, discussing the implications of the changes to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK for non-EU lawyers training or working in UK firms.