Something to celebrate - The press should be wary of knee-jerk criticism
Is the legal press too negative? I had that theory expounded to me at length by a managing partner recently over a few too many drinks. We have made increasing efforts at Legal Week in recent years to stamp out a knee-jerk critical tone that it is easy for journalists to default to in favour of what I hope is a more constructive stance. But it is a difficult balance to get right. It doesn't help that the profession isn't the most charitable of places. It's not an industry in which senior lawyers tend to find much constructive to say about rivals, and reader comments on legalweek.com can certainly tilt towards the downright cynical.
Is the legal press too negative? I had that theory expounded to me at length by a managing partner recently over a few too many drinks.
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