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Meritocracy, diversity, nepotism and trendy hipster lawyers

9 July 2014

Readers of last week's blog will remember that on Thursday the SJ team went to Matrix Chambers' summer party. The event coincided with the launch of its sister brand, Matrix International, which opened an office in Geneva in 2013 and is looking to grow its overseas client base.

It is impressive that a chambers is overtly recognising itself - as many law firms have - as a brand that must be actively promoted, like any other business. With globalisation, the days of firms and chambers being able to sit back and wait for new clients to stroll through the doors are long gone. It will be interesting to see which other chambers make similar moves.

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