Recently we travelled to Legalex in London, a legal conference where a wide range of providers gave information to the legal profession. It was a fascinating day with talks from a huge range of experts as well as wealth of information within each stand.
Some of the best attended talks were on business management and performance as well as ground breaking IT initiatives. Compliance and privacy were hot issues as were mergers. I met an old contact from my legal CPD training days now operating a service to help your firm gear up for a merger and who can help find you a buyer. So many great, forward looking initiatives there really was a buzz in the air, such a great opportunity for anyone working in law to pick up so much information.
One area where we found real value were in talks around networking and harnessing and building your network through genuine connection. We are always talking to people either face to face networking or through social media.
As always, the take away point is that networking is about building relationships, taking time to understand someone and being there as and when they need your services. The accepted wisdom was that most people go to a lawyer somewhere between every 3-7 years of their lives.
We would say that similar is true of us. No one wants a new role every other week! We are here when you need us, always happy to bounce ideas around and to meet face to face to discuss any career concerns.