Knowing Ashurst well, they continue to be an innovative and forward thinking firm in how they deliver client services.

The news of them becoming the latest firm to adopt a flexible approach to utilising their network of experienced lawyers is no surprise, and they now join a number of other firms looking to maximise the talent available through these channels.

Law firms developing structures for experienced lawyers who, for whatever reason, do not wish to have the commitment of a permanent role is an extremely positive step forward for the legal sector, and all involved. 

These programmes however,  do always need to be managed effectively. With Ashurst having a structured work allocation in place I am sure this will be the case, and with an excellent leadership team at Ashurst Advance in Mike Polson, Iain Brown and Mark Higgs, I am sure this will be a huge success.