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Date(s) - 05 May 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Law firm partners are understandably concerned as to what the future will bring as they come to grips with dealing with the fall out of the Covid-19 crisis. Now is the time to focus beyond the here and now to take steps to position the firm for the new world.

In this exclusive webinar specifically created for law firm partners, Paul Smith, former chairman of Eversheds Sutherland, and Firm Sense founder Sally Dyson, will look at the steps to ensure a law firm is fit for the future. The webinar will be chaired by Patrick Dransfield, director of the In-House Community.

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Session outline:

  • Introduction
  • How healthy were law firms before the crisis?
  • Who is feeling the pain?
  • Crisis Management
  • Finding revenue sources
  • Catalyst for accelerated change
  • Hallmarks of Winners
  • Q&A and Concluding Remarks

This webinar is based on the themes in Paul’s Black Swan Alert article published on, expanded and updated.

”The Black Swan Alert” is an excellent and thoughtful article offering law firm senior partners tips to survive the Coronavirus Black Swan event. This multi-faceted prescription is summed up by the assertion that ‘Clients will increasingly become customers and will buy their services in a way that they buy other services in their lives” Mark Cohen, Legal Mosaic / Forbes

“Law Firm Crisis Management High Light: “As the global pandemic continues to affect industries, Paul Smith, former Chairman of Eversheds-Sutherland, provides steps that can be taken now  to make law firms better prepared for the future.”  Richard Levick, Chairman & CEO of LEVICK

“I read the Black Swan Alert article with great interest.  Your comments – and your emphasis on empathy and ‘people first’ – really resonated with me.”  Julian Lambert, CXINLAW

The webinar will be interactive, with the speakers taking questions and comments throughout.

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Attendee Fee: US$ 49, including certificate of attendance and a video copy of the webinar.

When: Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 4.00pm China/HK time



Paul Smith Webinar In-House Community Paul Smith is the former Global Chairman of Eversheds Sutherland, Author and Legal Innovator. At Eversheds Sutherland, Paul led on the firm’s global client strategy winning many global mandates in groundbreaking partnering arrangements for companies such as Tyco and DuPont.
Sally Dyson Webinar In-House Community Sally Dyson is the founder and director of Firm Sense Limited, a specialist consultancy providing executive coaching, expert client relationship evaluation and advice and empathetic, interactive training to law firms and the professions.
Moderated by
Patrick Dransfield Judge Counsels of the year 2018 Patrick Dransfield is a director of the In-House Community. He has twenty-two years of experience working in the legal industry: as Asia Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and then as Marketing and Business Development Director for Asia for Shearman & Sterling and White & Case respectively.

42647487_LPaul and Sally are also the co-authors of ‘The Real Deal Law Firm Leadership that Works’.

“….compulsory reading for law firm boards everywhere.” Professor Richard Susskind OBE, author of Tomorrow’s Lawyers.

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