Does the global law model help or hinder the top-level adviser?
Can lawyers also be strategic advisers? It's the question that keeps on giving despite the huge changes in the profession over the last 20 years that have fostered a more commercial outlook. Yet while lawyers undoubtedly think of themselves more as businessmen than in previous years, there is a case to be made that the peculiarities of the UK legal industry have pushed members of the profession away from being strategic business counsel.
Commercialising the law has sometimes made partners less, well, commercial
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