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Christopher Digby-Bell gives a very personal view of the Law Society’s strategy following the publication of its new three-year business plan

8 December 2015

Is a business plan really worth it, or even necessary? Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. So, my idea of a business plan is to try out a bunch of stuff and then hang on to what works.

The strategic aims set out by the Law Society in its three-year business plan are, however, ambitious:

  • To represent the profession by speaking out for justice and on legal issues, and by being recognised as the voice of solicitors committed to shaping the legal system;

  • To promote the value of using solicitors at home ?and abroad; and

  • To support solicitors to develop their expertise and their businesses. 

The society, though, does things rather differently. For a start, it has a ruling council of 103 solicitors who have to agree ?with each other – no easy task when you think how diverse ?the profession has become. ?Is it realistic to expect such a large group to ...

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