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10 Questions - Ian Jeffery: How Lewis Silkin will succeed without mergers

Lewis Silkin's managing partner tells Manju Manglani how he is preparing his independent law firm to compete in the legal market of the 2020s

25 March 2015

Ian Jeffery has spent a decade at the helm of a firm that defies standard categorisation. The top-100 UK law
firm is neither local, regional, national
nor international. It has offices in London, Oxford and Cardiff, but also does an increasing amount of international
work through its membership of two
global alliances.

The independent law firm is clear
that it intends to remain as such, and does not intend to seek a merger of any type in the coming years. Instead, it plans to secure its place in the legal market of the 2020s through a long-term strategy focused on strengthening its position in two key markets, increasing its people engagement and improving its operating model and overall financial performance.

For the firm's MBA-accredited managing partner, who is heavily focused on formulating and...

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