Briefing - the only magazine for law firm leaders

Briefing is LSN's magazine for law firm management leaders, covering the business issues of the legal market. It’s for everyone in legal services management, no matter their role. Published 10 times a year in print and digital formats, Briefing reaches thousands of decision makers in legal business management.

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What is Briefing?
Exclusive interviews

Briefing talks in detail to the best people in the top UK law firms, to bring their lessons to you.

Covering every role

From finance to It, from IT to risk and beyond, Briefing speaks to every role in business services.

In-depth features

Briefing carries independent features on legal business services, written by experienced journalists.

High-level jobs in each issue

Briefing brings you the top career moves from recruiters and direct from law firms.


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Briefing: Sweeten your offer – employer branding strategy | Event report, Briefing 5P (November 2016)

Briefing: Ready for takeoff | Interview, team profile, Ashurst Advance (October 2016)

Briefing: Purchasing powers | Interview, Marty Harlow, procurement director, GlaxoSmithKline (September 2016)

Briefing: Learning leadership | Interview, finance team, Shoosmiths (July 2016)

Briefing: Flexible futures | Interview with Richard Punt and Tony Corcoran, Peerpoint (June 2016)

Briefing: Game changers | Interview with Neil Smith, finance director, Gateley (May 2016)

Briefing: Reporting for duty | Interview with Libby Jackson, global head of alternative legal services, Herbert Smith Freehills (April 2016) 

Briefing: Leaders in continuous improvement | Interview, IT team, Taylor Wessing (March 2016) 

Briefing: Office space explorers | Interview with Barabra Mendler and Razvan Cretu, CMS  (February 2016) 

Briefing on: Innovation and technology | Interview with Karen Jacks, IT director, Bird & Bird  (December 2015) 

Briefing on: The people issue 2015 | Interview with Carol Ashton, HR director, DLA Piper (November 2015) 

Briefing on: Reviewing resourcing in 2015 | Chris Oglethorpe, HR director, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (October 2015)

Briefing on: Pricing, projects, productisation | Jason Haines, finance and operations director, Allen & Overy (September 2015)

Briefing on: Middle East and Africa in 2015 | Boris Martor, head of Africa group, Eversheds (July 2015)

Briefing on: Strategic change in 2015 | Richard Scase, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change, University of Kent (June 2015)

Briefing on: Is legal a content business? | Nick Thody, head of client knowledge, Osborne Clarke (May 2015)

Briefing supplement: Turning paper into process (May 2015)

Briefing on: Asia-Pacific opportunities in 2015 | Cath Evans, UK CEO, Slater and Gordon (April 2015)

Briefing on: Profitable growth in 2015 | Mark Whitley, COO, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (March 2015)

Briefing on: Business resilience in 2015 | Scott Nicholl, head of risk, Hogan Lovells (February 2015)

Briefing on: Legal IT in 2015 | Haig Tyler, chief information officer, Herbert Smith Freehills (December 2014)

Briefing: the People issue 2014 | Interviews with leaders across all roles in leading top 100 firms (November 2014)

Briefing on: Process and projects | Nick West, UK managing director, Axiom (October 2014)

Briefing on: Pricing and profitability | Chris Emerson, director, practice economics group at Bryan Cave (September 2014)

Briefing on: Knowledge and process in 2014 | Stuart Hopper, director of Baker & McKenzie's M&A department (July 2014)

Briefing on: Strategy | Interview with Dan Fitz, BT's global GC (June 2014)

Briefing on: People, change and transformation | Interview with Andrew McEachern, global people and development director, Norton Rose (May 2014)

Briefing on: Marketing tomorrow's firm | Interview with Ash Coleman-Smith, marketing director, BLP (April 2014)

Briefing on: Managing risk in 2014 | Interview with Chris Vigrass, director of risk management, Ashurst (March 2014)

Briefing on: Finance management in 2014 | Interview with Peter Hickman, CFO/COO, Linklaters (February 2014)

Briefing on: Legal technology in 2014 | Interview with Paul Caris, CIO, of Eversheds (December 2013)

Briefing: the People issue | Interview with Andrew Darwin, COO, DLA Piper (November 2013)

Briefing on: Process and profitability in 2013 | Interview with Richard Jones, director of the leadership team, Wragge & Co (October 2013)

Briefing on: Pricing and profitability in 2013 | Interview with Kevin Doolan, head of client relations, Eversheds (September 2013)

Briefing on: Knowledge management in 2013 | Interview with Lucy Dillon, director of knowledge management, Berwin Leighton Paisner (July 2013)

Briefing on: Strategies for growth 2013 | Interview with Amanda Burton, COO, Clifford Chance (June 2013)

Briefing on: People strategies for global growth 2013 | Interview with Kay Willis, HR director, Hogan Lovells (May 2013)

Briefing on: Marketing tomorrow's law firms | Interview with Elizabeth Chambers, Freshfields (April 2013)

Briefing on: Finance management in 2013 | Interview with Robert Boardman, FD, Herbert Smith Freehills (March 2013)

Briefing on: Risk management for law firms | Interview with Michelle Garlick, Weightmans’ risk and compliance practice head (February 2013)

Briefing on: Legal IT in 2013 | Interview with Gareth Ash, chief information officer at Allen & Overy (December 2012)

Briefing - the People issue | Interviews with leaders across all roles in leading top 100 firms (November 2012)

Briefing on: Business process management for law firms | Interview with Thereza Snyman at Kingsley Napley (October 2012)

Briefing on: Agility and business management | Interview with Christina Blacklaws at Co-operative Legal Services (September 2012)

Briefing on: Creating value with knowledge | Interview with Sam Dimond at Norton Rose (July 2012)

Briefing on: Strategy in 2012 | Interview with John Pickering at Irwin Mitchell (June 2012)

Briefing on: Business development for 2012 | Interview with Lance Sapsford at Addleshaw Goddard (May 2012)

Briefing on: Human capital management | Interview with Kevin Hogarth at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (April 2012)

Briefing on: Strategic information and business intelligence | Interview with David McLaughlin at Simmons & Simmons (March 2012)

Briefing on: Risk and compliance in 2012 | Interview with Heather McCallum of A&O (February 2012)

Briefing on: Legal technology | Interview with Jan Durant of Lewis Silkin (December 2011)

Briefing on: E-discovery | Interview with Jonathan Maas, Ernst & Young (November 2011)

Briefing on: Competitiveness and the Legal Services Act | Interview with Paul Harding, ABS Consultants (October 2011)

Briefing on: Outsourcing | Interview with Sue Shale, CFO, Farrer & Co (September 2011)

Briefing on: Knowledge management - Information superheroes | Interview with Tom Baldwin, CKO, Reed Smith (July 2011)

Briefing on: Strategy and management | Interview with Rupert Egerton-Smith, head of strategy and business transformation, Linklaters (June 2011)

Briefing Extra on: Infrastructure, IT and facilities, strategy and the future (June 2011) 

Briefing on: HR -an L&D special - Training Generation Y | Interview with Jonathan Bond, Pinsent Masons (May 2011)

Briefing on: Alternative fee arrangements | Interview with Neil Kinsella, CEO of RJW (April 2011)

Briefing on: Risk and Compliance | Interview with Tom Arrowsmith at Olswang (March 2011)

Briefing on: Marketing and BD | Interview with Laurie Robertson global head of marketing and BD, Baker & McKenzie (February 2011)

Briefing on: Document management | Interview: Damien Behan, IT director, Brodies (December 2010)

Briefing on: Cloud and outsourced IT for law firms | Interview with David Bason, IT director, Shoosmiths (November 2010)

Briefing on: Finance management | Interview with Sarah Wilkinson, finance director, FFW (October 2010)

Briefing on: Legal Services Reform | Interview with Professor Stephen Mayson (September 2010)

Briefing on: Staffing and resourcing | Interview with Jill King, global head of HR, Linklaters (August 2010)

Briefing on: Finance and Business intelligence | Interview with Alan Hodgart, Huron Consulting (July 2010)

Briefing on: Legal efficiency | Interview with Professor Richard Susskind (June 2010)