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allenges ahead outlined by top legal expert

Paul Marsh
Paul Marsh gave a lecture titled 'Law as a Business' to an audience of almost 100 students, staff and trainee and qualified professionals at an event hosted by the University’s School of Legal Studies. Mr Marsh discussed the challenges ahead for the legal profession, how practitioners can continue to be successful in the current financial climate, and an indication of the future for the legal sector.
Mr Marsh’s lecture included advice on how firms could thrive in the current legal landscape, which has recently seen the introduction of the 2007 Legal Services Act.
The lecture was part of the Lex21 initiative, which aims to put the School of Legal Studies at the heart of regional legal practices through networking, training, research and recruitment.
Lynn Leighton-Johnstone, Associate Dean of the School of Legal Studies, who introduced the Lex21 initiative and organised the President’s visit, said: "This event was a great success and I am very grateful to the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, who took time out of what must be a remarkably busy schedule to visit the school.
“This shows the development of the Lex21 initiative and the School’s links with the regional legal profession. This has a significant mutual benefit for the School, practitioners and our students. The feedback from the students and practitioners since the event has been excellent, and I hope we can repeat this event in the future.”
The lecture was followed by a presentation by Ian Cooper, a leading business development consultant, titled 'Turning your enquiries to business - the missing link'. This presentation identified how practitioners should handle enquiries more effectively and the importance of customer service during the current financial climate.
Picture: Paul Marsh, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, presents a lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.
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