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The team Barrister

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Please describe what makes this practice unique, what do you think potential clients would wish to know about the team's strengths and key capabilities, and how it compares to other firms. Please describe any innovations (eg. people, billing, diversity, technology, collaboration, etc.) the practice has introduced where relevant. What would you say are the individual strengths and qualities and/or weaknesses of this barrister? (Commentary on this barrister's advocacy is particularly helpful)

Individuals Chambers

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What are your views on the service and the clerks’ room? Can you comment on the strengths of any particular clerks, however senior?

How do you think the set could improve its service?

Please describe what makes the individuals you work with stand out, what makes them different from competitors, and what qualities have you valued in them (please give mention to specific stand-out partners and associates where appropriate). What observations, if any, do you have about this barrister's chambers?

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Partner availability and engagement

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Profile within the industry/sector

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By what % do you expect the amount your business spends on legal fees to increase or decrease over the next 12 months?

By how much do you anticipate that your external legal advisers will increase or decrease their fee rates over the next 12 months?

Is the way in which a law firm treats its employees (eg at associate or junior level) a factor in choosing to use a law firm?

On a scale of 0 (not at all likely) – 10 (extremely likely), based on your overall experience, how likely are you to recommend this firm to anyone?

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The market

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