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Firmwide Leaders Group

The Group aims to help members attain greater clarity over priorities, new capabilities and skills, insights and practical tips, as well as making new contacts and building relationships.

Monthly roundtables of up to 20 Forum members with no attendance fees.

Guest presentations are followed by an open discussion conducted under Chatham House rules.

Free books for each attendee when a presenter has recently written on the topic.

Extra meetings, possibly at short notice, are arranged when Harvard Business Review authors are in town.

Moderated by specialist coach Richard Thorby assisted by Forum founder Richard Chaplin.

A private hub free for any firmwide leader at any organisation worldwide – more…



The future of partnerships

Thursday 04 April 2019

The partnership structure continues to stand the tests of time, significantly with the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 and changes facilitated as a result of the Legal Services Act 2007. As the basis on which most firms exist and operate, can an institution this established be disrupted to the point of extinction?

Independent consultant Ciarán Fenton and William Wastie, of Addleshaw Goddard, each present their perspective on the future of professional partnerships.  

The Productivity Summit: Boosting firm and client productivity

Monday 03 June 2019

Government is eager that professional firms should help their clients be more productive. The Forum believes that this should not only include traditional technical services such as IT consultancy, but also management, leadership and training advice delivered by the management team to their peers at clients, with a focus on increasing employee engagement (and thereby productivity) at those clients.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Strategies for tackling the ‘Productivity Puzzle’ through understanding productivity drivers
  • Raising firm-level productivity, the importance of tracking performance and encouraging best practice
  • Helping your clients be more productive
  • Technology as a driver of productivity
  • Skills in a changing workplace
  • The role of effective management and leadership

More information available soon

The Technology Summit

Monday 11 November 2019

more information to follow ....

Inspiring the next generation of leaders

Tuesday 21 May 2019

After meeting and working with the top CEOs in the world, Steve authored the Secrets of CEOs and founded consultancy Xinfu (Mandarin for 'the person you trust the most') to share best practice and help leaders to:

  • Generate 400-500% increases in returns over 4-5 years;
  • Ensure the firm has success not just in the coming weeks and months, but for the next 15+ years;
  • Create a top team ‘fellowship’ based on trust, belief and genuine care for one another;
  • Unite the entire firm through rolling out the ‘fellowship’ model on a mass scale;
  • Move from a place of stress and worry, to a place of inspiration.