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Collaboration a Centre of Client Focus – Weightmans Story

During this exclusive Podcast, Netlaw Media is delighted to present ‘London Law Expo 2018’ speaker Stuart Whittle – Business Services and Innovation Director, Weightmans

In an exclusive interview ahead of his presentation on ‘Collaboration – A Real World Example‘, Stuart discusses:

  • Collaboration is now a core part of legal service innovation and no longer just about sharing documents but strengthening firm agility. How do you see this evolution for Weightmans?
  • Weightmans have been one firm that have strengthened their collaboration offerings, what challenges have you faced to enable a culture change? And do you see this progressing further over the next few years?
  • What barriers do you feel the community are still facing when it comes to Collaboration?
  • Stuart, we are delighted that you will be discussing this topic further at the London Law Expo. What else can we expect to hear?

Stuart Whittle – Business Services and Innovation Director, Weightmans

Stuart is a qualified lawyer by trade, having practiced law as a professional indemnity lawyer from 1995. He has been a partner at Weightmans since 2002. During 2003, Stuart become involved in Weightmans’ IT, designing, developing and rolling out case management systems across the firm. In 2005 Stuart took on responsibility for Weightmans’ IT department and in 2010 was promoted to IS and Operations Director since when he has been a member of Weightmans’ Board. From 2017 as part of Weightmans’ Reorganising for Profit strategic transformation initiative , Stuart took on the role as Business Services and Innovation Director with responsibility for Information Management and Technology, People and Knowledge, Business Process Re-engineering, Risk and Compliance, Facilities and Innovation.

Stuart regularly presents at events with special areas of interest being around BPR, technology and helping lawyers to work smartly in an uncertain market where there is continuous downward pressure on price, upwards pressure on costs and the quality of the service that is delivered to the client needs to be continually improved. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and qualified coach.

Moderator:

Roger Kennedy, Professional Radio Presenter and Journalist

Roger Kennedy is a professional Radio Presenter and Journalist with over 25 years experience working full-time for top UK radio stations.

Over the years Roger has presented live and recorded programmes on a wide range of specialist topics, including Motoring, Business, Personal Finance, Consumer Electronics, Holidays, Legal Issues, Medical, and many more. He has also been Head of Programming, Features Producer and Programme Controller at several different radio stations.

For 4 years Roger presented Decision makers, a weekly Business and Finance programme, covering all subjects to do with personal finance and running a business. Roger would get advice on the programme from top Bankers, Solicitors, Entrepreneurs and Politicians. Guests included such names as Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, William Hague and Tony Blair.

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