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Tamara Salem

Principal Consultant - Legal

I focus on the recruitment of qualified solicitors across all commercial practice areas into permanent positions within Private Practice. I place an importance on building long-term relationships with my clients and candidates based on trust, excellence and consistent delivery. 

My clients range from leading US and UK international firms through to a number of West-end and boutique practices.

I have obtained experience within a boutique legal agency and with an international recruitment company, focusing on permanent positions into leading firms in the London market. I have worked with a range of White Shoe US firms and leading International firms in the London market.

I endeavour to provide a full consultative service with a focus on strictly adhering to both the candidate and the client's requirements and having a full understanding of the legal market. Through this approach, I am able to offer advice and expertise for a candidate's future progression as well as working for those actively seeking a new role. 

Outside of work, you can find me exploring London and trying to squeeze in weekend trips around Europe.

If I wasn’t in recruitment, I would love to be a travel photographer – or a luxury resort reviewer! 

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What people say about Tamara

Tamara is an excellent recruiter - I have used her for both of my moves in London, and would not go to anyone else. She provides phenomenal support at every stage - proof checking CVs, mock interviews, information on interviewees, etc etc. I felt very well supported, and trust her advice. She's veryresponsive , and never tries to push roles that are not the right fit. I cannot recommend her highly enough! 

Tamara is a sharp and bright individual who helped me find a new role. She is extremely knowledgeable, well-connected and was able to identify potential employers within the London City market. She was also always available and ready to answer my questions. Also, an excellent coach in terms of interview preparation. I can highly recommend Tamara for her professionalism.

Tamara is incredibly professional and market-savvy and goes the extra length for her candidates. I came from Australia thinking I would have a really tough time finding work, and thanks to Tamara I was in a fabulous associate role within 3 weeks. Thank you so much for all your assistance, in particular the thorough mock interview and prepping throughout the process! 

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Companies Tamara has worked with

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This White Shoe US law firm offers market-leading legal salaries and has a strong reputation within the Private Equity space. 

This Magic Circle firm has a leading reputation in the London market, offering excellent work,  institutionalised  clients and excellent levels of training for legal professionals.

This West-Coast based US law firm has been growing considerably in London over recent years and offers a balance of quality work and an enjoyable working culture for legal professionals.

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UK vs. US Law Firms: The Big Debate

Posted by Tamara Salem

Each law firm, whether UK or US, has its own culture and way of working, and each individual firm comes with its pros and cons. However, there are general differences that you should consider when deciding whether to move from a UK to a US firm and vice versa. As an associate, your decision will ultimately come down to what type of person you are and what is important to you in your long-term legal career. Choosing your career path and deciding between a top UK or US law firm can seem daunting - our expert legal recruiters have put together some key information to help you make an informed decision. Salary Associates in US law firms have historically been paid much more than their counterparts in UK firms. The decision by New-York based Cravath Swaine & Moore to increase its first-year associate base salary to around £145k has been a ‘game-changer’, with White Shoe law firms increasingly paying ‘Cravath scale’ salaries as it has now become known in the market. In reality, no UK firm will ever be able to match the salaries offered by US firms and large UK law firms have done well to resist major NQ salary rises for this long, which has been primarily achieved by offering work-life balance and perks as opposed to simply cold cash. However, recent months have seen Freshfields followed by the other four Magic Circle law firms, as well as some Silver Circle firms, increase their salary for NQ lawyers to around £100k. So, while it is widely recognised that US law firms do pay more than their UK counterparts, the current UK legal market is also seeing considerable movement in terms of remuneration and benefits packages. Breadth of work If you want a role in an area that isn’t big-ticket transactional or mainstream litigation, you are looking in the wrong place with a US firm as there are some areas that US firms don’t tend to take as serious parts of practice. If you are looking to work in a relatively niche practice area, such as employment or intellectual property or private client, you are most likely to find a varied role that suits you within a UK law firm. However, for those lawyers who want to work on multi-million or billion-dollar/pound deals, US firms can provide this exposure which cannot be matched by most large UK law firms. Degree of responsibility To a degree, US firms can offer a greater degree of responsibility at an earlier stage in your career. This is partly because US firms tend to have a linear structure to their teams - instead of six associates as you may find in a UK firm, there may be only two or three. While it is important to mention that this is becoming less true of some firms, including Kirkland & Ellis and Latham & Watkins, this is the case for a significant number of US law firms. Due to the leaner structure of teams, you may find you have a greater degree of responsibility early on, which can be invaluable and an excellent catalyst for progressing your legal career. Progression Many people have the idea that US firms will push them up the ladder quicker. While this may be true in terms of initial responsibility and remuneration, it is also important to remember that as you move towards the senior end of your career where there is a huge demand placed on those aiming for Partnership, this ease of progression can skew in the other direction - potential Partners at US firms are expected to bring in more business than a UK centred firm. However, it is also true that fewer associates mean less competition for Partnership, a benefit of the structure of US law firms. In reality, the path to Partnership is tough at every firm, both UK and US, and depends heavily on your practice area and your individual team. Training and development While this very much depends on the firm, the team and the Partner, UK firms are ahead of most US firms when it comes to training for associates and have more resources available for development - associates at US law firms are not exposed to the same depth of training materials and advice as in large UK firms. US firms tend to focus on fee-earning and building a practice as many have been in London for a short period of time, whereas large UK firms have placed emphasis on training and development for decades, partly due to a larger number of Partners in UK law firms who can spend more time on associate development. However, US firms are self-aware in this regard and are making attempts to redress the imbalance. It seems that recently some of the more established US law firms in the London market are making roads to bridge this development gap and are placing more importance on associate training and development. Work-life balance Is it a generally agreed-upon view that UK law firms offer a better work-life balance. Typically you will work longer hours in US firms, most of whom expect a minimum of 2000 hours billed per year. In the practice areas typically covered by US firms, including corporate, banking and private equity, you will find yourself working longer hours which is due in part to the fewer number of associates per team. While, of course, it does depend on the individual firm, top-end UK city firms tend to offer employees better working hours and work-life balance. International opportunities and access to the US market Bigger deals tend to be in the US legal market, New-York in particular. New York is the largest financial and legal centre in the world, and therefore the value and profile of work that top US firms are able to attract can surpass what large UK firms are often doing in London and elsewhere in Europe. If you are looking for access to premium deals or international cross-border work, or even opportunities for international secondments in the States, working at a US firm might be the right choice for you. Office priority and power base One final thing to consider about working in a smaller London office of a big US firm is the office’s power base. Working for a US firm, you would need to be aware of how loud a voice the UK has in the wider firm as a whole entity. It is important to understand that the firm’s strategy will most likely come from overseas and may not take into account the idiosyncrasies of the London market, which could be perceived as a negative of working in the UK office of a large US law firm. On the other hand, if you work for a large UK law firm - a Magic Circle or Silver Circle firm for example - London is the centre of operations and the firm’s vision and strategy is formulated with the London market at the forefront. Of course, there will always be an element of internal politics - as in any law firm - but going into a UK law firm you can be sure that policy is being written by people in the UK legal market. Your choice of law firm must ultimately come down to what is important to you in your long-term legal career. If you are looking for a higher salary, early opportunities for responsibility and progression and international opportunities, a role at US law firm may be the right choice firm for you. Or if your priorities lie with a good variety of work, training and development and a better work-life balance, you may want to consider working for a top UK firm. For more information about this article or to discuss current opportunities in both UK and US law firms, contact Tamara on 020 7269 6368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk.

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July 2019: Legal Movers and Shakers

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Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the legal sector. Here are the key movements in July 2019: Adrian Lawrence- project finance partner has joined White & Case from Ashurst: Ashurst has appointed Adrian Lawrence as a partner in its project finance team in London. Lawrence joins from White & Case where he worked for more than ten years in its energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance practice across its London, Moscow, Doha, Hong Kong and Beijing offices. He has extensive experience in project finance, banking, corporate and capital markets transactions, with a focus on oil and gas and petrochemical projects. He has advised in some of the world’s largest and most complex multi-sourced project financing across a range of jurisdictions in Sub-Sahara Africa, the Middle East and beyond, including financings involving all of the ECAs. Ashley Hill – Tax, Trust and Estate specialist has joined Irwin Mitchell from BDO (we placed him): Irwin Mitchell has appointed Ashley Hill as a partner in its London tax, trusts and estates team. Tax accountant Hill joins from BDO, where he spent 12 years as a tax principal. Prior to this, he spent time with Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Hill specialises in the taxation of high-net-worth individuals with complex and varied affairs often across multiple jurisdictions. He advises on international and offshore tax issues for high-net-worth individuals, their structures and businesses both in and outside the UK, with tax compliance and reporting being an important aspect of this advice. Gavin Weir – Corporate Partner has joined Akin Gump from White & Case: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that Gavin Weir will join the firm as a partner in its London office. Weir will join from White & Case, where he has served as co-leader of its financial institutions M&A group. He is expected to join Akin Gump later this Summer. Weir has significant experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on complex, high-end corporate transactions focused on financial institutions (including investment funds), technology and life sciences. He advises on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, public and private takeovers, auctions, reorganisations, joint ventures, corporate governance, and other corporate transactions. Weir is qualified to practice in England and Wales. Andrew Harris – Private Equity and Corporate Partner has joined Vedder Price from Arnold & Porter: Vedder Price has welcomed Andrew Harris as a partner in the firm’s finance and transactions group in London. Harris is also appointed as the European head of private equity and corporate. He joins from Arnold & Porter and has also worked as London managing partner and head of private equity and corporate at Kaye Scholer LLP before its mergers with Arnold & Porter. He focuses on private equity and private merger and acquisition transactions. He has experience in share and asset purchases, disposals/exits, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, buy and builds, joint ventures and restructurings. He acts for private equity firms, entrepreneurs and highnet-worth individuals, as well as portfolio companies and management teams. Mark Aspinall and Paul Sinnott – Energy Sector Partners who have both joined Hill Dickinson from Eversheds Sutherland: Energy sector lawyers Mark Aspinall and Paul Sinnott have joined the commodities team at Hill Dickinson in London as partners from Eversheds Sutherland. Aspinall specialises in the midstream (processing)/downstream (trading) oil sector and associated tanker markets (crude, products and chemicals). His practice is focused on dispute resolution and transactional matters covering trade finance, physical sales, and storage, contracts of carriage by sea, processing/throughput agreements, related joint ventures, SPAs and SHAs. Sinnott focuses on transactional and regulatory matters, as well as all forms and stages of dispute resolution. He acts largely for energy and metals industry client which trade, finance, hedge of transport commodities. Laura Nyman – Real Estate Disputes Partner has joined Seddons from Howard Kennedy: Seddons has appointed Lara Nyman as a property disputes partner. She joins from Howard Kennedy, where she spent five years as a partner. Nyman specialises in providing advice, including risk analysis and strategy, to landlords and tenants as well as developers, investors and other property professionals. For more information about this article, or to speak to Tamara about your recruiting needs or Legal jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk. Back to Legal Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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June 2019: Legal Movers and Shakers

Posted by Tamara Salem

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the legal sector. Here are the key movements in June 2019: Corporate Partner Gavin Weir is leaving White & Case to join Akin Gump. This is a rare loss to White & Case’s corporate team and is a clear sign Akin Gump are continuing to expand their London office. Four Partners have left Taylor Wessing to join Goodwin Procter in their drive to expand their life sciences offering in London. Goodwin are strong within life sciences in the US and are clearly focusing on building this capability and strength in London. All four Partners, David Mardle, Tim Worden, Adrian Rainey and Malcom Bates, advise clients in the life sciences and technology sectors. Corporate Finance Partner, Warran Allan is leaving Stephenson Harwood to join US firm Proskauer Rose. Allan previously worked at King & Wood Mallesons before the collapse and the move to Proskauer will reunite him with former colleagues. Sidley Austin has added to its fund department with the hire of Mateja Maher, an ex-Kirkland & Ellis Partner. Maher moved in-house to the private equity advisory firm, Campbell Lutyens four years ago and will now reunite with many of his former colleagues at Sidley. For more information about this article, or to speak to Tamara about your recruiting needs or Legal jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk. Back to Legal Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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What Does Freshfields' £100k NQ Salary Mean For The Legal Profession?

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May 2019 saw Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer increase its salary for newly qualified lawyers (NQs) to £100k plus a discretionary bonus, which was largely fuelled by competition from large US firms. Large UK law firms have done well to resist major NQ salary rises for this long, which has primarily been achieved by offering work-life balance and perks as opposed to simply cold cash. However, the 18% increase in pay for NQ lawyers at Freshfields means their salary is now more than double the pay received by their counterparts at investment banks, and this has been fuelled by aggressive competition from large US law firms, including Milbank and Cravath, which last year started paying their NQ lawyers £145k. Freshfields announced in a statement: ‘Our pay offering is a critical part of our talent strategy and reflects our continued commitment to attracting and retaining the very best talent in the legal market. We regularly review our compensation and benefits across the firm with this in mind’. But what does this mean for the legal profession going forward? This move by Freshfields inevitably put pressure on the other four Magic Circle law firms to follow suit to maintain their elite status among future lawyers. Clifford Chance increased their salary for new lawyers at the beginning of June, followed by Slaughter & May, then Allen & Overy and most recently Linklaters. Although it is also worth noting that both Clifford Chance and Slaughters include bonuses in their £100k pay whilst Freshfields are offering discretionary bonuses on top of the increased salary, leaving Freshfields out in front. This move by Freshfields will not only affect those firms in the Magic Circle. Silver Circle firms, such as Travers Smith and Macfarlanes, who offer the strongest competition to Magic Circle firms for hotshot law students will also be forced to increase salaries for NQ lawyers if they want to remain in the competition. This is already apparent, with Macfarlanes boosting it's NQ remuneration package to range from £98,600 to £110,250. This will then be followed by global megafirms, and firms below them and so on. This move may also affect UK corporate law - paying like US firms inevitably means working like US firms. Large US firms have less junior associates per Partner which results in longer working hours, and London headquartered firms will have little choice but to move towards a working model similar to that of US firms if they want to maintain profitability. It is perhaps fair to say that the US business culture does not fully translate culturally to the UK, which means that UK law firms will be looking for ways to increase efficiency. The UK is arguably ahead of the US in terms of driving more efficiencies with lawtech, and recent years have seen major law firms investing in technology that’s beginning to yield results in the British legal market. Aside from lawtech, north-shoring is likely to rise as it is cheaper to employ people outside of London due to London housing and renting prices. This is all worth considering when deciding on your legal career path once you qualify as a lawyer. With this salary increase, competition among top UK law firms will be even fiercer. There are plenty of options for you as a newly-qualified lawyer and with the current legal market seeing considerable movement in terms of remuneration and benefits packages, speaking to one of our specialist legal recruiters can help you make the decision that’s best for your future career. For more information on this article, or advice on the current legal market and opportunities available, contact Tamara on 020 7269 6368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk.

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What Options are Available to You as a Newly Qualified Lawyer?

Posted by Tamara Salem

The decisions you make in the lead up to completing your training contract to qualify as a lawyer and the steps you take in the run-up to qualification will determine your future career path. So, what options are available to you as a newly qualified lawyer? Many newly qualified lawyers (NQs) will decide to stay with and progress within their current firm, but the internal process may take a long time to complete and may not have roles open in the area you wish to qualify in to. In the meantime, it’s important to keep your options open and make decisions that reflect your desired long-term career path. Our specialist legal recruiters have put together advice to help you make an informed decision! Firms When deciding where to accept a role for when you qualify, you can choose between different-sized law firms, an in-house role, overseas or perhaps a position within a government body. When it comes to law firms, there are many options for you to choose from. In terms of the UK legal market, your main decision will be choosing between joining a US law firm, a Magic Circle or Silver Circle firm, a leading international firm or a smaller West End firm, and timing can mean everything when it comes to applying for roles for a newly qualified lawyer. In regards to salary, US firms sit at the top of the legal market but they are newer to the London market so typically, these firms tend to have smaller trainee pools. This means that when it comes to hiring NQs, they often need to look externally. US firms will typically begin to hire first in the London legal market, with most US firms currently interviewing and some have already offered jobs to their next pool of NQs - their search start date gets earlier every year, so it’s important to get advice from recruiters as soon as possible if you are looking to work for a US firm! On the other hand, large UK firms like those in the Magic Circle, Silver Circle and leading international firms have bigger internal trainee pools and they tend to prioritise retaining their own trainees once they qualify, understandably as they have already invested time into training and developing them as rounded legal professionals. It is around June that the internal recruitment processes come to an end within large UK and international law firms and it is often at this point that these firms begin to look externally for NQs. There is a similar timeline for smaller West End firms, who generally start their hiring process and seek out NQs around June and July. The better the market conditions, the earlier you can look, but as a general rule, it is always best to start looking earlier rather than later to ensure you don’t miss the boat. We would suggest that September-qualified candidates should start looking for roles around May, and March-qualified candidates from November. There are benefits to each of these types of firm. If you are looking for a smaller team feel with a higher level of client contact, a US firm might be a good fit for you, whilst firms in the Magic Circle have great training and development programmes in place. Ultimately, it comes down to what you are looking for from your career. Practice area When deciding on a practice area to pursue, it’s important to choose what you enjoy most! Always consider the long-term and your career goals, and have a back-up practice area that you would also be interested in working in. There are particularly busy practice areas, usually transactional areas, so if this is well-suited to you, consider looking for roles in areas such as Corporate, Banking, Funds or Tax. Some areas have very few external roles for NQs to move into. These are generally the most popular areas for people to qualify into, including Disputes and Intellectual Property, and these are typically filled by the firm’s internal trainees meaning that practices within these areas very rarely need to look externally for NQs. Carry out research to find out which firms have the best reputation in your preferred practice area and take advantage of the expert market knowledge from recruiters here at Pro-Legal! Ideally, you will land yourself a position at a market-leading firm within your chosen practice area, however, don’t be disheartened if you don’t right away - it may be that you need to gain skills and experience and work towards the firm you want to end up in. It's not impossible to change specialisms down the line, but most lawyers will develop and progress within the practice area they qualify into. There a number of factors to consider when deciding on a practice area to specialise in, but the most important thing is to make sure you enjoy the work and can see yourself progressing within this practice area. There are so many options available to NQs, and the decision you make running up to qualification will shape your future as a lawyer. We work with many leading US, Magic Circle, international and West End firms, and have placed many NQs into roles in a variety of firms and practice areas. Speak to one of our specialist legal consultants for a confidential discussion to help you make an informed decision that’s right for you at this critical stage of your career. For more information on this article, or advice on the current legal market and the prospects available to you as a newly qualified lawyer, contact Tamara on 020 7269 6368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk.

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February 2019: Legal Movers and Shakers

Posted by Tamara Salem

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the legal sector. Here are the key movements in February: Tristan Ward, Partner at Macfarlanes has left to join BDB Pitmans, which merged last year. Tristan was the head of Macfarlanes’ private client property group and is a rare loss for Macfarlanes. Christopher Kandel has joined Morrison & Foerster to strengthen their growing London office. Kandel has until now, co-chaired Latham & Watkins’ global banking practice. Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo, have joined Charles Russell Speechlys from Boodle Hatfield, to launch a new practice focusing on issues concerning the art market on an international level. Neil Ferguson has joined Latham & Watkins from Jones Day, to strengthen Latham & Watkins’ focus on real estate private equity. For more information about this article, or to speak to Tamara about your recruiting needs or Legal jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 0207266368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk Back to Legal Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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10 Things you didn't know about: Andrew Pannell, Senior Associate at MJ Hudson

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Andrew joined MJ Hudson as a lawyer within the venture capital practice in 2017. He has extensive experience advising venture capital, private equity and corporate clients on venture and growth capital transactions. What made you want to become a lawyer? Honestly … growing up reading the likes of John Grisham and watching various low-grade legal dramas such as Perry Mason and Kavanagh QC - seeing them strut their stuff in the Courtroom! Suffice to say that the reality of life as a corporate lawyer is somewhat different… On a more serious note, I have always had an interest in law and feel it plays such a significant role in our day-to-day lives. I always hoped that the work as a lawyer would be interesting, intellectually stimulating and challenging and I haven’t been disappointed in that regard. What does MJ Hudson do well? A dedicated focus on the asset management community, providing a multi-faceted, complimentary package of legal and non-legal services to our fund management and investor client base – this specialist focus on the asset management sector has been, and will continue to be, a key differentiator for us. Within MJ Hudson’s legal services, venture capital is one of our core areas, being the practice in which I operate. We typically act on both the investor and investee side. Central to our strategy is to support our VC clients throughout their entire fund cycle – from fund formation/structuring to the downstream investment work, through to exit. Clients benefit from the continuity of the same team throughout this journey. What’s your favourite thing about working for MJ Hudson? MJ Hudson has a clear identity and stands for something genuinely different from the rest of the legal market. It is also a young, dynamic and energetic place to work, entrepreneurial and free of bureaucracy and no egos. What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago on how to shape your career? Ask as many (preferably intelligent) questions as you can from the start and do not be afraid by what you don’t know. Stretch yourself and continually strive to push yourself out of your comfort zone. When is the right time to start building your network and how is best to achieve this? From day one. Of course, as a junior lawyer, your primary focus should be on development of your technical skills (something we should all keep developing irrespective of seniority) but there is no reason why, in the meantime, you shouldn’t also be developing your network – whether that is existing or new contacts that you may encounter e.g. on a transaction that you are working on. That way, as you progress through the ranks and are looking to build your own business, you will not be starting from scratch. Who has had the greatest influence on your career? While having role models that you can learn from is clearly valuable, it is also important to determine your own identity and a style that best suits you. So, by all means, learn as much as you can from others but at the same time have the conviction to be your own person. One person who does stand out, however, is Andrew Harrison – at the time, a Partner at what was then Wragge & Co. Aside from being one of the best technical, but at the same time commercially savvy, lawyers that I have worked for, I remember him setting me a drafting exercise as a trainee to prepare the rules of knots and crosses - an elementary task you might think and one which he started out by complimenting me for a job well done … and then proceeded to unpick my drafting with a significant amount of red ink – a good learning experience I suppose! What qualities do you look for in potential candidates hoping to join your team? Speaking with my VC hat on for a moment (rather than for the wider MJ Hudson platform), an interest in working in the VC/start-up environment is certainly important. Other qualities include: · A positive, can-do attitude and a willingness to learn and stretch yourself · An ability and willingness, even at a comparatively junior level, to take the responsibility of running with a deal (with an appropriate level of supervision of course) · Attention to detail and accuracy and getting the basics right · Speed of delivery/turnaround to clients (without sacrificing on quality), plus an ability to multi-task several deals at any given time · An ability to combine strong technical skills with pragmatic and commercial advice as one gets more senior · Being a good egg What do you think will be some of the major changes to the legal profession in the future? There has been a clear trend (which I suspect will continue) of law firms adopting an expansionist strategy (whether that be through merger or organic growth) to turn themselves into full service, global players or, at the other end of the spectrum, keeping themselves more boutique and focused on what they excel at. I think there is a place for both strategies in the market, however, for those firms who occupy the space somewhere in the middle, this may prove challenging unless they have a clear identity, value-add that they can market to clients. At MJ Hudson, we are clearly positioned at the boutique/focused end of the spectrum, albeit with ambitious growth plans, which is an exciting place to be. How will flexible and agile working impact law firms in the future? This is an increasingly important dynamic and a key part of balancing the demands of work with home life. Being someone who lives outside London and commutes into the City daily, having the flexibility of working from home from time to time makes a huge difference to my life at home with the family. As far as I am concerned it is irrelevant where people work from and what hours they keep, provided that we, as a firm/team, are able to keep our clients happy and excel at what we do. The more we can treat people as grown-ups (as we all are) and put trust in them to work productively in the manner that they see fit – whether that is in the office or remotely – all the better. How can lawyers and firms ensure they are at the forefront of progress and innovation in the legal market? As a profession, we have probably been a bit slow in embracing technology within law and there is no doubt that we need to do more to adapt to the developments in technology that will undoubtedly have (and is already having) a significant impact on the legal market and how our services are provided to clients. Within the venture sector, a number of our VC clients are interested in, and already investing in, businesses with a focus on AI in law so there is no doubt that technology is going to play a significant role in future innovation in the legal market – one therefore for us all to embrace and see as an opportunity (not a threat). For more information on this article or to speak to Tamara about your Legal recruiting needs, contact her on 02072696368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk. Back to 60 Seconds archive >>

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April 2018 : Legal Movers & Shakers

Posted by Tamara Salem

Pinsent Masons have brought Florian Traub on board to establish the firm’s European brand portfolio management team. Traub, who joins from Squire Patton Boggs, is a dual qualified English solicitor and German Rechtsanwalt specialising in brand protection strategies and portfolio management. Global US firm Goodwin made headlines this month by appointing four partners from Dechert, including corporate partners to launch a European life sciences practice. These individuals include London corporate partners Andrew Harrow and Graham Defries, alongside New York corporate partner Kristopher Brown and New York counsel Jonathan Schur. Russell-Cooke appointed Kizzy Augustin from Pinsent Masons as a partner in its fraud and criminal litigation team, specialising in health and safety. This move will help bolster Russell-Cooke’s growing offering, especially in the area of defending companies, senior directors and employees in corporate manslaughter. DWF made big moves by bringing on board two key Private Client lawyers for their London office in the form of Amanda Chapman and Roger Holman, both from leading west-end firm Brecher. Amanda and Roger are highly-regarded practitioners and have extensive experience in UK and cross-border succession, estate and tax planning. For more information about this article, or to speak to Tamara about your recruiting needs or Legal jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk. Back to Legal Movers & Shakers Archive >>

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