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Forum news

01 Mar 2018

Apprenticeship Levy unpopular in PSF

The Apprenticeship Levy has doubled the number of apprentices at professional firms. However, it is unpopular with 45% of the firms that pay the Levy not receiving anything back, and 46% more administrative apprentices likely to be employed if regulation of the scheme was simplified.

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15 Feb 2018

Sector trends in 2018

The Forum’s 10th annual Trends & Priorities survey highlighted that, as Brexit uncertainty reduces, professional firms are focusing on talent at a time of very rapid growth in demand for their services.

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01 Feb 2018

Brexit contingency planning

The Forum’s second Brexit survey has discovered that 77% of UK professional firms are currently analysing the likely impact of hard and soft Brexit on the UK’s largest sector, with 20% of contingency plans already being implemented.

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The Strategy Summit

Excellence Summits

The Strategy Summit - Redefining your strategy, during and post-Brexit

Monday 16 April 2018

Sebastian Remøy, Kreab;
Andrew Hedley, Hedley Consulting;
Antony Raine, Deloitte
Growing and sustaining women in leadership

Firmwide Leaders

Growing and sustaining women in leadership

Friday 27 April 2018

Kirstie Skates, The Openside Group
The value of having a digital ambassador on your Board

Firmwide Leaders

The value of having a digital ambassador on your Board

Friday 25 May 2018

Andrew Grill

Invites are sent out approximately six weeks before each event. All events take place in London unless otherwise stated.


Vital contributors

Our sector makes a vital contribution to the UK economy, local communities and public life. The campaign aims to set the record straight. 

Independent NEDs

Forum members would make ideal NEDs at corporates as this is not only beneficial for them and their firms, but could result in a material boost to UK productivity.


340,000 individuals with more than £1m of investable wealth give some £1.3bn annually to good causes. Those who are well advised give up to 17 times more.

Women in Leadership

Our aim is to increase the number of women in leadership roles at professional firms beyond 30%.

The Forum offers those of us in the New Law space not just a sounding board but, in its Board Briefings, some fantastically well-curated content - time-saving and thought-provoking in equal measure. 

Simon Harper
Co-Founder, LOD