Michael Evans

No news isn’t always good news

No news isn’t always good news 1200 800 Sean Cullen

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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Three big reputational risks for managing partners to consider in 2023

Three big reputational risks for managing partners to consider in 2023 1200 800 Sean Cullen

Our recent survey of managing partners tried tease out not just which business issues they see as most challenging, but which of those also come with the greatest reputational risks.…

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Counsel Culture Podcast: It’s Just Not Cricket 28.10.22

Counsel Culture Podcast: It’s Just Not Cricket 28.10.22 2560 1707 Sean Cullen

The second instalment of our brand new podcast “Counsel Culture: The Business of Law Podcast” where we explore the week’s most interesting and talked-about stories in the London Legal Market…

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Counsel Culture Podcast- Episode 1: Con Air 21.10.22

Counsel Culture Podcast- Episode 1: Con Air 21.10.22 1200 630 Sean Cullen

Byfield is delighted to launch our brand new podcast “Counsel Culture: The Business of Law Podcast“ where we sit down with a guest and explore the week’s most interesting and…

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Reputation Management in Distressed Asset Situations: Complex but Vital

Reputation Management in Distressed Asset Situations: Complex but Vital 2560 1700 Michael Evans

There is no doubt the UK is heading into a significant recession. This will mean a large increase in businesses and households in financial distress. This is already visible in…

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose 2560 1707 Michael Evans

Since the inception of Byfield 15 years ago, a lot has changed within the legal industry. This includes the nature of the crises lawyers and firms face. Conduct and culture…

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What a Twitter World Cup of Law Firms Taught Me About Influence

What a Twitter World Cup of Law Firms Taught Me About Influence 2560 1707 Tabitha Steemson

Let me tell you a story. Cast your mind back to the first lockdown in spring 2020. Everything was a bit grim, weird and scary, most shops and schools closed,…

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Michael Evans Quoted in Financial News

Michael Evans Quoted in Financial News 600 450 Tabitha Steemson

“Right now the narrative is that anything to do with Russia is bad and there is no room for nuance while the war continues. That will change over time but…

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Global Legal Post

Michael Evans Quoted in Global Legal Post

Michael Evans Quoted in Global Legal Post 750 422 Tabitha Steemson

“Political pressure is only one part of the story – an awful lot of demand that firms take a clear public stance is coming from their clients and their people.”…

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Bad Culture Set to Become a Regulatory as Well as a Reputational Issue for Firms in 2022

Bad Culture Set to Become a Regulatory as Well as a Reputational Issue for Firms in 2022 612 366 Michael Evans

Conduct issues have been at the heart of the legal sector’s biggest reputational and regulatory issues in recent years. Everyone is familiar with a handful of #metoo incidents that went…

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