Shawn McReynolds is a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, one of Canada’s best-regarded law firms, which he led from 2010 to 2020. Ahead of the Global Independent Law Firms Forum 2021 event in November, he speaks to International about the battle for talent and adapting to hybrid working.

As we come out of the pandemic era, how well do you feel independent law firms are positioned compared with international rivals to deal with the new business environment?