Have you got a minute? Beverly Landais

March 2nd, 2018 by

For over 30 years you have consistently worked in tier 1 organisations leading their rebranding and repositioning within their respective global markets. How does this experience assist individuals you now coach? I come to coaching from a senior business background, including board level. My sector expertise spans legal, financial and insurance services. I honed my leadership style, people management, business development and marketing skills over 30 years of working in the City of London. This […]

Have you got a minute? Owen Lawrence

February 9th, 2018 by

Having been a clerk for almost 20 years, what’s been the biggest change you’ve witnessed within the profession and how do you see the role of clerks developing in the future? The main difference is how much closer we now work with law firms as well as the decline of pink ribbon and reams of detailed instructions. The competition at the Bar is stronger than ever which means that it is vital that chambers invest […]

Have you got a minute? Sarah Goulbourne

November 13th, 2017 by

gunnercooke was launched in 2010. Why have you been so successful? I think the reason why we have been so successful is that we are one of the first challenger law firms in the UK to create an innovative model that offers both our lawyers and our clients flexibility, transparency and above all, freedom. But what I believe really sets us apart from our competitors, and what has contributed substantially to our overarching success, is […]

Have you got a minute? Live from the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in Sydney 2017 Paul Martenstyn

October 10th, 2017 by

We’ve managed to catch up with Paul Martenstyn, Deputy Senior Clerk at Fountain Court Chambers as he touched down in Sydney for the start of the IBA and ahead of his speaking role on Wednesday. Q: Well this is our first International interview! Huge congratulations on your speaking role at this year’s IBA conference. Why the IBA Conference in Sydney? A: I got introduced to the IBA last year in Washington and like all of […]

Have you got a minute? Stephen Ward

September 15th, 2017 by

Q: Are you the champion of AI at the Bar? A: I’m still not convinced about the use of the term “AI” as most innovation is in the area of chat bots and automation. I think the Bar is a long way off from proper AI. I hope we can become the champion of Chat Bots for chambers but our real focus is on what is called swivel chair technology. Our aim is to reduce […]

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