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No news isn’t always good news

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As Tuesday dawned this week, we both felt pretty excited as we officially began our new roles as joint managing directors of Byfield.  The team headed into the Christmas break…

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Counsel Culture Podcast: Magic Tricks 07.11.22

Counsel Culture Podcast: Magic Tricks 07.11.22 2560 1707 Sean Cullen

Although a little later than initially planned, the fourth episode of Counsel Culture: The Business of Law has now been released. In this week’s episode Former legal Journalist, Meg Tillay,…

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Counsel Culture Podcast: What are Managing Partners Afraid of? 31.10.22

Counsel Culture Podcast: What are Managing Partners Afraid of? 31.10.22 2560 1707 Sean Cullen

A special Halloween edition of the Counsel Culture podcast has now been made live! In this bonus episode, Meg Tillay is joined by Ben Girdlestone to talk about what really…

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Don’t do it like the Tories: how to avoid humiliation and chaos when changing leadership

Don’t do it like the Tories: how to avoid humiliation and chaos when changing leadership 1200 800 Sean Cullen

One of the best things about having a parent living in the South of France is my regular end of October trip, during which the weather is almost guaranteed to…

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Corporate Comms: Keeping in front of the downturn

Corporate Comms: Keeping in front of the downturn 2560 1922 Ben Girdlestone

I was fortunate enough to recently enjoy two weeks’ holiday and equally lucky to visit the West Coast of the US, which is home to my extended family.  While endeavouring…

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Quickfire Conversation: A bitesize overview of the evolution of legal communications

Quickfire Conversation: A bitesize overview of the evolution of legal communications 2560 1693 Ben Girdlestone

As we continue Byfield’s 15th anniversary celebrations, Director Ben Girdlestone and Associate Director Beth Durkin reflect on how corporate communications has evolved in the legal sector over that time. (Two…

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Reflection on a Week in New York

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Some of you may have noted from my earlier blog that I was in New York last week.  I’ve worked with American clients and colleagues throughout most of my career…

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A Little Bite of the Big Apple

A Little Bite of the Big Apple 1024 574 Ben Girdlestone

I’m lucky enough to be in New York this week meeting our US clients, PR agencies and some of the other firms we know.  Jet lag is a funny thing…

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New Money Will Up the Stakes for Law Firm Communications

New Money Will Up the Stakes for Law Firm Communications 1707 2560 Ben Girdlestone

In September last year, the partners at Mishcon de Reya  voted to float  the firm on the London Stock Exchange – one of the most significant pieces of news in…

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Why Poverty Needs to Move Closer the Top of Law Firms’ ESG Agendas

Why Poverty Needs to Move Closer the Top of Law Firms’ ESG Agendas 1280 720 Ben Girdlestone

As I did my usual Monday morning trawl of the business pages this morning I was struck by one story in particular.   A hard hitting report by the Social Market…

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