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Managing Partner David Rintoul attends TAGLaw International Conference in Scotland

11 May 2015 #Clarkslegal

The Future of Europe, Energy Industry Outlook, and Cross-border Dispute Resolution are among the topics covered.

Clarkslegal’s international legal alliance, TAGLaw’s, recently held its 32nd international conference in Edinburgh, attended by our Managing Partner, David Rintoul. The conference, which took place on May 4-6, 2015, provided TAGLaw® members with the opportunity to strengthen the relationships they create within the alliance of more than 150 law firms from around the world. Also in attendance at the conference were members of TAGLaw’s affiliate alliances, TIAG® (The International Accounting Group) and TAG-SP™. All three alliances are collectively known as the TAG Alliances™.

In addition to various networking opportunities and group breakout sessions, TAGLaw members attended a variety of informative and educational sessions aimed at firm and practice development. Sessions and speakers at this conference include:

  • “The Future of Europe” - Rt Hon Lord Norman Lamont, Former Chancellor of the UK Exchequer;
  • “The Modern Partner: Not Like it Said in the Brochure” - Mark Brandon, Motive Legal Consulting;
  • “The Road Ahead: Anticipated Changes in the Energy Industry” - Moderator: Andrew Reid, Douglas-Westwood;
  • “Pricing in Professional Service Firms: An Essential Skill” - Richard Burcher, Validatum;
  • “Cross-border Dispute Resolution” - John Delaney; Delaney Partners (The Bahamas - TAGLaw); and
  • Various “Specialty Group” breakout sessions.

David explained how important this alliance and its conferences are to Clarkslegal: “A great many of our clients have for a long time and are increasingly working overseas, exploiting opportunities for profitable growth that overseas markets present. It is therefore important that our firm can support that growth and provide significant added value to our clients by introducing them as may be necessary to law firms that operate across 90 countries. Taglaw is an international network, that we are founder members of, of like minded independent medium sized law firms, all of whom are thoroughly vetted and approved before being able to join. The network’s regular international conferences therefore allow us opportunity to meet these different firms, build relationships and understand their respective areas of expertise and resource. This in turn enables us to make referrals to our clients, and as we do in fact do on a very regular basis, in full confidence that our clients will receive the same levels of service quality from these firms as they expect to and do receive from us. In addition, we use these conferences to promote our own specialist services provided in support of inward investment into England, to include support on property, employment and immigration issues.”


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