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Current events

Engage with peers and experts on the issues that matter to you and your firm at a mix of summits, roundtables and seminars.

AI: from disruption to adoption

Tuesday 09 January 2018

Knowledge, Innovation & Technology

This inaugural session focuses on three key elements from the report, all critical to professional firms looking at their AI adoption strategy:

  • A cross-industry projection of AI adoption – what are other industry segments doing? - with a professional services micro-view
  • What are the distinctive characteristics of effective early adopters? 
  • Case studies of relevant AI application and why they have worked.

PwC Annual Law Firms Survey: Into 2018 – Time for change

Thursday 11 January 2018

Management teams

The PwC Annual Law Firms’ survey 2017 provides a UK and global perspective on the practical elements that increasingly impact the professions and law firms in particular.  

We are delighted to welcome back PwC’s Kate Wolstenholme and David Snell to share the key trends via their interactive report on these topics: 

  • The law firm of the future
  • Global financial performance
  • UK financial performance
  • Business support
  • People
  • Financing
  • Risk

Build a future-facing firm

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Firmwide leaders

Julian Birkinshaw makes the case that we are entering a new era in which the firms that understand the limits of 1s and 0s will take the lead. Whereas the industrial age saw the rise of bureaucracy, and the information age has been described as a meritocracy, we are now witnessing the rise of adhocracy. 

In uncertain, rapidly-changing times, adhocratic organisations scan the horizon for winning opportunities. Then, instead of questing after more analysis, they respond with agility by making smart, intuitive decisions. Combining decisive action with emotional conviction, future-facing firms seize the day.

There are only a handful of places left.

The Technology Summit

Monday 29 January 2018

Excellence Summits

In the first of the Forum's Technology Summits, we welcome two highly respected experts in strategy, leadership and change. Dr Bob Murray is a noted scientist in the field of behavioural neurogenics and the author of 12 books, including Leading the Future: the Human Science of Law Firm Leadership and Strategy. He will be focusing on the future of professional services and how to become and stay relevant (see more in his profile below).

Rick Seabrook is MD Europe of Neota Logic, a global provider of innovative AI software. Rick is a highly respected expert and speaker on this topic and has also developed several AI start ups. 

The presentations will be followed by an expert panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Hiring and retaining management experts

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Firmwide leaders

With Tim Skipper, founder and Chief Executive of Totum, specialist recruiters of business services talent into the legal profession.

More information available soon…

The Strategy Summit

Monday 19 March 2018

Excellence Summits

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Take the guesswork out of strategic partnering

Friday 23 March 2018

Firmwide leaders

With Luc Bardin, chairman of Strategic Partnering, former group chief sales and marketing officer of BP, and author of Strategic Partnering

More information available soon…

Growing and sustaining women in leadership

Friday 27 April 2018

Firmwide leaders

With Kirstie Skates, consultant with Psychological Skills for Professional Services

More information available soon…

The value of having a digital ambassador on your Board

Friday 25 May 2018

Firmwide leaders

With Andrew Grill, TEDx speaker and former global managing partner of IBM Social Consulting.

More information available soon…

The Productivity Summit

Monday 04 June 2018

Excellence Summits

More details coming soon…