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What might the Future hold for Law and other Professional Service Firms? – Professional Practices Alliance Webinar, 3 November 2021, 9.30 am – 10.30 am GMT

We are delighted to invite you to the Professional Practices Alliance (PPA) expert discussion, “What might the Future hold for Law and other Professional Service Firms?”, in which our expert guest speakers from the Law Society of England & Wales will discuss the future of Law and Professional Service firms based on the findings of their recent research in to changes and uncertainties in the legal profession in England and Wales over the next 30 years, through the lens of global trade and competition.

Everybody has an opinion about how professional services are evolving, and how “firms of the future” might be different to those of today. In the legal sector, which is arguably less ‘transformed’ than some of the other professions so far, many firms view this topic with some trepidation.

The Law Society of England & Wales (LSE&W) recently released the first in a series of Future World 2050 Reports, this volume focusing on the next decade. In this PPA webinar, we are delighted to host two guest speakers from the LSE&W, who will present the key findings of this research. We will then split into breakouts to discuss the practical implications of those findings, before finishing up with an exchange of ideas about what professional firms might do in order to adapt.

Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Time: 9.30 am – 10.30 am GMT

Guest speakers:

Tara Chittenden is Foresight Manager in the Futures & Insight Directorate at the LSE&W. Her research at the Law Society focuses on technology and process innovation, futures and horizon scanning, and she is the author of the Law Society’s reports on the Future of Legal Services (2016) and Capturing Technological Innovation in Legal Services (2017), as well as numerous horizon scanning reports. She was the lead on the Law Society’s Future Worlds 2050 project.

Dr Kion Ahadi is Director of Futures and Insight at the LSE&W. This new role was created in 2019 in order to develop a best-in-class insights and analytics function for the Law Society, to enhance the quality of research that it provides to its 160,000 plus members. Kion holds a PhD in Sociology, an MSc in International Business (with distinction) and a 1st class honours degree in Business Economics. He is also the author of a bestselling science fiction novel: “Exit Darkness, Enter Light.”

Webinar Chair:

Rob Millard, Director of the Cambridge Strategy Group.

Breakout group facilitators and discussants:

Zulon Begum, Partner and Head of Non-Contentious Partnership Practice, CM Murray LLP
David Shufflebotham, Founder, Pep Up Consulting – Partner Remuneration specialist
Corinne Staves, Partner and Head of Professional Practices, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
Claire Watkins, Partner and Head of Professional Practices, Buzzacott LLP

Should you have any questions that you would like to be put to the speakers, or discussed in the breakouts, please email Rob Millard.

You can also register for upcoming PPA webinars below:

1 December 2021: ESG and professional services firms

The Professional Practices Alliance is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between leading UK independent legal, accounting and law firm management specialist advisers, CM Murray LLP, Buzzacott LLP, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, Pep Up Consulting and Cambridge Strategy Group.