Business efficiency has invariably come into question in the last few months. Is the pro-independence culture of the partnership model working to the detriment of the firm? Dennis Sherwood expands the issue

You have probably been to one of those ghastly, mind-numbing awaydays where the facilitator asks you to identify the song that most aptly describes your firm. Gritting your teeth, while typing on your BlackBerry and avoiding eye contact, you mutter “My Way”, “We Are The Champions”, or – in an attempt to second-guess what that oh-so-junior-and-not-even-a-lawyer facilitator is wanting you to say – “With A Little Help From My Friends”. But have you ever thought of “Walk On By”? Let me explain.