We may seem unrecognisable from the Firm that opened its doors in 1937. But we are still driven by the same values. It is why we are prepared to take opportunities, even risks, where others would not. It’s why during the 2008 global financial crisis we chose to invest in our business. Now the same values will drive where we go next.
We will remain independent and in control of our destiny. We will remain relevant, however fast the future changes, by not being all things to all people. Our focus will remain our six core practice areas and we will incorporate non-legal services, like cyber security and brand management, that enhance our work in these areas.
To do this we will be innovators in technology, education, research and collaboration. We will create a tech platform that automates tasks and processes, using Artificial Intelligence as part of everyday practice. We will invest in education through The Academy, our university standard centre of learning, to deepen our knowledge. We will publish research on business-critical subjects, and in a more connected world we will drive a more flexible, collaborative approach across departments, disciplines and clients and between what is ‘business’ and ‘personal’.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is gathering speed. We want to make sure that our clients lead wherever emerging technologies, industries and economies present new opportunities.