Saturday, 25 May 2013
on the work that we do
“I believe that there is almost always a solution to every problem. Finding those solutions is a key part of delivering value to clients”
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I do not believe that all client needs are all the same, nor are they necessarily similar.
I believe that a legal adviser can be most effective if they have a good understanding of their clients' businesses.
My working philosophy is “entirely solutions-oriented” but I also take a “whole of business approach” not just a legal approach.
I am fully invested in the commercial success of my clients – I take the success or failure of my clients personally.
Clients value the fact that my approach is to solve their problems rather than merely answer their questions.
I believe that the reason clients ask me to work on their projects is that they want a teammate, someone who complements their experience and understanding of their business with legal skills and expertise that helps their business become more successful.
I don’t manage the message that my clients are seeking to publish. Rather, I work closely with my clients, including executives, creative staff and reporters to find a way to allow them to publish in a way which lessens any risk.
The focus of my work is enabling the business of my clients. While I advise clients in a number of areas of law and from different industry groups, the overriding objective that guides my work is to ensure that my clients can do business within an environment of minimum risk while fully exploiting their intellectual property and inherent competitive advantages.
The objective that drives my litigation practice is to keep my clients out of Court wherever possible and to seek an alternative to litigation.
My stance on negotiating major transactions is to always be aware of our client’s objectives, while also recognising that such transactions are not a competition.
Underpinning the overall approach to my work is the fact that I truly appreciate the privileged and trusted position I am given in advising my clients.
Whether it is insolvency and reconstruction, or commercial litigation, my approach is I don’t waste time and words. Just get on with what’s important.
What drives me is getting results for my clients.
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