Analysis - Too close for comfort?
With many clients complaining that lawyers in private practice do not understand their business needs, should partners in law firms be encouraged to sit on the board or even head their clients' legal team - or does this prejudice the independence of legal advisers? Robert Lindsay takes a look
Lawyers in private practice are encouraged to sit on the corporate board to get a taste for the business world and add their own expertise, but exactly how close should they get to their client?
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