On the 26 September 2017, The Lawyer and more than 120 senior and managing partners, CEOs and top-level business services leaders came together at the Business Leadership Summit to spend a day focusing on how to build the law firm of 2025.

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2017 Spotlight Sessions




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Lucy Bassli, Microsoft Corporation

Client expectations of the modern law firm

Microsoft’s former assistant general counsel for legal operations & contracting Lucy Bassli delivered a highly rated and thought-provoking talk on the changing relationship between law firms and their clients, and the role technology can play into today’s practice given the shifting industry.

James Noble, Propero Partners

The future firm: 3 non-negotiables

Equally stimulating was Propero Partners’s Jonathan Philips talk on where should law firms redirect their efforts to remain competitive through 2025 and how to implement change without losing momentum.

Joe Andrew, Dentons

The world in 2025: Building the future law firm

In this very engaging talk, Denton’s global chairman Joe Andrew paints a picture of the law firm of 2025 while at the same time touching upon the impacts of the radical changes taking place in the legal market and the importance of ‘purpose’ in building a sustainable law firm.

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

Preparing for the next 'catastrophe'

The 2017 edition of The Business Leadership Summit concluded with a cautionary talk from Ipsos Mori’s CEO Ben Page on horizon scanning, making your firm “disaster ready” and positioning yourself to survive the next catastrophe.