May 22, 2019
The Zhong Lun senior international counsel and brains behind docQbot talks about his career and the legal landscape in China.
May 16, 2019
Three experienced Asia-based lawyers spoke to Tim Gilkison about their 'return' to private practice, and how to make a successful transition ...
March 25, 2019
Trevor Faure (left) outside Middle Temple, mentoring Liam Dransfield who is undertaking an LLM Law Conversion course at BPP University, London.  Picture by ©patrickdransfield   By Patrick Dransfield, Co-Director of In-House Community patrick.dransfield@inhousecommunity.com   “I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourself to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might.”  Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist Philosopher, as quoted by Trevor Faure.   Trevor Faure, self-defined as ‘part-translator-part-interlocutor’ between the legal and performance improvement professionals, has in the form of the recently published ‘SMARTER Law’ also created a manual of self-improvement and professional revelation for the legal business development (BD) and marketing community. In-House Community™ has known Faure for over six years and in light of the fact that Faure sincerely practices what he preaches regarding personal change, adaption and self- management, presented him with the In-House Community Achievement Award in 2018. The relevance of this book – and Faure’s consultancy work in general – to the legal BD community cannot be over-stated. By way of example, in his Appendix section I have not seen the complaints of the legal BD community so cogently defined: “Many BD professionals who have asked me for advice have said that their biggest challenge within law firms is gaining credibility for BD amongst their lawyer partner colleagues. They often profess that either the practice of BD or themselves as individuals are not taken seriously enough or simply viewed as seminar-organisers, bulletin-circulators, or PR people. For them, the merits of modernizing business development are secondary to a more rudimentary challenge: ‘How do we get partners to listen...