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Winmark in the Media


2016


Looking Glass Press Release 18 November 2016

The Looking Glass 2016 report from Eversheds and Winmark assessed the views of more than 200 senior legal leaders from both in-house and private practice teams to find out how digital technologies are transforming the delivery of legal services.

In-house lawyers must seize strategic advisor role 3rd November 2016

Another article from The Brief series, this time by Chris Newby, General Counsel, AIG

Is the new Insurance Act a fair deal? 27 October 2016

In this article Sam Clark explores the implications of the new Insurance Act

Why women are moving in-house in droves 6 October 2016

Winmark partners with The Times to launch The Brief, a series focusing on general counsel and their particular issues.

How the Brexit vote will impact the legal industry 24 June 2016

John Jeffcock and Ari Kaplan discuss the genesis of Winmark, how the Brexit vote will impact the legal industry, and findings from the latest Winmark C-Suite Report, among other topics.

The Law Society Gazette 3 June 2016

Winmark and Lewis Silkin predict the future of employment legal services

HR Magazine 15 March 2016

In this article, Stephen Pierce (CHRO, Hitachi) explores the key challenges facing the HR function - namely the growing macro & political risks, alongside the evergreen search for talent in an increasingly mobile and interconnected world.

HR Grapevine 1 March 2016

Suzanne Van Montfoort (Senior Research Manager, Winmark) reflects on the HR2020 findings, emphasising the need to speak the language of business in order to effectively influence other strategic business functions.

Winmark Press Release 25 January 2016

Citing its successful network for NEDs, Winmark proposes new model for troubled Charity Trustees


2015


Winmark Press Release May 2015

Bloor and Winmark aims to shake-up research community with new partnership for CIOs and IT leaders.

Winmark CLO Network and Mitratech Event May 2015

Winmark’s Chief Legal Officer Network and Mitratech collaborate to promote new thinking on ‘The Evolution of the General Counsel Role’

Legal Week 17 April 2015

Lucinda Case, Head of Customer Segments & Strategy at Thomson Reuters Legal (UK & Ireland), writes that the findings of Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2015 show that ‘traditional law firms risk heading in the direction of the Dodo. The way they run their businesses isn’t keeping pace with what in-house legal functions need’.

The Global Legal Post (incorporating European Lawyer) 16 April 2015

Tim Bratton, ex-General Counsel of Lawyers on Demand is impressed by Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2015 on the legal sector: ‘Full credit to Winmark for putting together a survey based on what looks like a solid sample base’.

Lawyer Press (Spain) 9 April 2015

The doyen of the Spanish legal media, Lawyer Press, is startled by the mismatch between in-house teams and the external lawyers they instruct that Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2015 on the sector reveals: ‘Los primeros ven en la tecnología una importante herramienta y la citan entre sus diez criterios para empezar o mantener una relación con un despacho, mientras las firmas no parecen percatarse de esta demanda importante’. (‘The first see in technology an important tool and cite it among their ten criteria for starting or maintaining a relationship [ie with a law firm], while the firms don’t appear to realise the importance of this demand’.)

LawTech (New Zealand) 19 March 2015

Jarrod Coburn, CEO of New Zealand practice Ebborn Law Ltd, hails Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2015 into the legal industry for providing striking evidence of how technology is changing the way law is delivered.

The Times 5 March 2015

Edward Fennell of The Times’ Law Diary writes that the ‘most striking’ of the ‘tantalising findings’ of the just released Winmark Looking Glass Report 2015 on the legal sector is ‘the re-entry of the Big Four auditing firms into legal services’.

Legal Futures 4 March 2015

Nick Hilborne, writing of the just released Winmark Looking Glass Report 2015 into the legal industry, notes that: ‘Large law firms are most worried about threats from Alternative Business Structures and accountancy firms’.

Legal Cheek 4 March 2015

Alex Aldridge is amused that the just released Winmark Looking Glass Report 2015 into the legal world suggests that: ‘The quality of a corporate law firm’s canapés and booze carries more weight than their standards of service when companies decide which one to instruct’.

Legal IT Insider 3 March 2015

Associate Editor Caroline Hill describes the just released Winmark Looking Glass Report 2015 on the legal sector and finds that: ‘The attitudes of law firms and their clients towards technology and new legal service models are significantly out of kilter.’


2014


Pensions Age Magazine 10 October 2014

Rothesay Life chooses to become Technical Partner to Winmark’s Pension Chair Network

Managing Partner Magazine September 2014

How Winmark can take you from Managing Partner to Non Executive Director

Outsource Magazine 15 August 2014

National Business Awards’ Q&A with Winmark CEO John Jeffcock

The Times 22 May 2014

Winmark's Global General Counsel Academy opens its doors to the world's best

Legal Futures 9 April 2014

Independent wealth management firm Saunderson House has decided to become Technical Partner to Winmark’s Non-Executive (NED) Network, “representing 450 plc or equivalent organisations”.  Managing Director Tony Overy says: “The Winmark NED Network provides an ideal platform”.   

Saunderson House 7 April 2014

Legal Futures 9 April 2014

Winmark’s Looking Glass Report into the legal industry shows that firms can increasingly make external lawyers do more and more complex work for less money: it’s a buyer’s market.

totallylegal Blog 6 February 2014

Law firms have begun running networks for staff who have moved on, “because you never know where they may end up”. John Jeffcock CEO of Winmark, the doyen of global network builders, warns that they should adopt a “segmented” approach, as, when interacting with old colleagues, you get better resultsif you divide them according to relevance and seniority.  And if you do decide to keep up with them, John warns that “having big gaps between events or communications implies you do not care . . . Your alumni network represents your brand and therefore must be resourced properly”.

The Law Society Gazette 3 February 2014

Law firms have begun running networks for staff who have moved on, “because you never know where they may end up”. John Jeffcock CEO of Winmark, the doyen of global network builders, warns that they should adopt a “segmented” approach, as, when interacting with old colleagues, you get better resultsif you divide them according to relevance and seniority.  And if you do decide to keep up with them, John warns that “having big gaps between events or communications implies you do not care . . . Your alumni network represents your brand and therefore must be resourced properly”.


2013


The Times 6 November 2013

Legal Editor of The Times reveals that: “A new global academy for general counsel is to be launched in London, New York and Hong Kong by Winmark, the London-based networks, research and development company. The academy – to be launched in the New Year – will run courses and provide best-practice guides, drawing on ten years’ of experience of its multinational chief legal officers network. John Jeffcock , chief executive of Winmark, said that the academy would fill a much-needed gap in the market, ‘capturing and condensing the best working practices of leading general counsel’. ”

The Times 6 June 2013 by Legal Editor

The Times foregrounds Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2013 – its annual survey of the legal industry – headlining the finding that “One Third of City Law Firms Axe Partners” as “81% of managing partners predict slow income growth” in the UK. Winmark notes that “international work still offers the best hope for growth . . . 11% up on the year before”.  

The Times 6 June 2013 by City Diarist

Edward Fennell’s In The City column reports the debate at the City launch of Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2013, above all its finding that more than half of law firms expect to be involved in a merger because of prevailing economic “stagnation”. 

The Daily Mail 11 February 2013

Winmark survey shows that more than half of Britain’s Non-Executive Directors are women, according to article on businesswoman Lady Lynn de Rothschild.

The Sunday Times 10 February 2013

Article on businesswoman Lady Lynn de Rothschild cites a Winmark report revealing that, in 2012, when 55% of Non-Executive Directors in FTSE100 companies were women, not one was appointed to an Executive role.

The Times 17 January 2013

Article on Winmark report Gender Balancing: it’s good business reveals that 21 FTSE 100 Company Boards had no female members at all in 2010; however, there were only 8 such Boards by 2012.


2012


The Times 29 November 2012

In the City
column headlines a Winmark survey revealing that “Seven in ten law Firms want to merge”, and “with a similar sized or larger outfit”, proof of “the survival of the fittest reality that faces elements of the professional services sector”.

Fresh Business Thinking 29 November 2012

Daniel Hunter writes that a Winmark survey of “professional service providers, primarily law firm . . . reveals optimism regarding the economic outlook for the coming year [2013], with 74% expecting growth in comparison to 37% last year”.

Business and Industry Today, Issue 248, July 2012

Article on the showcasing of Winmark’s HR Director network at London Olympia on 25 and 26 April 2012.

HR Magazine 26 June 2012 (Winmark HR Advisory Panel Member HR Director of the Year)

Winmark HR Director Network member Darren Hockaday, HR supremo at London Overground, has been made “HR Director of the Year” at the HR Excellence Awards, 2012.

Computing.co.uk 19 June 2012

“The Winmark CIO Network is a global CIO organisation that counts some of the UK’s top corporate and public sector IT leaders among its members”, writes Jim Mortleman. “At a recent meeting . . . a majority of the CIOs present agreed that smaller suppliers could sometimes be a better bet than a big name.”

Real Business 13 June 2012

“Last night I attended the Winmark Summit at Bloomberg and listened to the views of the chief economists from major institutions around the world” writes Michael Hayman. “These Goliaths seemed a little more out of tune with the lyrical optimism of the entrepreneurs . . . For them, economic recovery is about policy shifts and the enormous muscle of big business to affect change”.

Legal Practice Management Solutions 2 April 2012

Reporting on Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2012 on the legal industry, Alan Carton asks: “are lawyers able to keep up the momentum on the changes that need to be made . . . to ‘walk the walk’ on client service? These stats suggest maybe not.”

Title Research 30 March 2012

Article onWinmark’s Looking Glass Report 2012 on the legal industrynotes its finding that: “Compared with 2011, when over half of Managing Partners predicted at least some slight growth, this year the majority are indicating stagnation or worse.”

The Times 15 Mar 2012

In the City
column reports “plenty of interesting discussion at last week’s Lombard Street dinner for the Winmark chief legal officer programme. The network had been examining crisis management strategies . . . the messages given to the delegates were clear – never admit liability . . . and never speculate about the cause”.

The Times 1 March 2012

“Financial aftershocks hit ‘magic circle’ “, warns Jonathan Ames in a long article. He writes: “The Winmark Chief Legal Officer Network is a group of transatlantic blue chip companies from the FTSE 250 and Fortune 500  with its advisory panel of global lawyers representing global giants such as Baring Asset Management, Standard Chartered, Lloyds Banking Group, Vodafone and Marks & Spencer. Its benchmarking survey shows that, while use of the London Top Five – Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters and Slaughter & May – shrank considerably, others benefited from that decline, namely UK mid-tier firms . .. regional firms . . . and niche practices.”

Legal Futures 1 March 2012

An article notes that: “Winmark Research’s Looking Glass Report . . . highlighted how top firms are being forced from the hourly billing model by their clients, with 83% of managing partners saying they have increased the use of fixed fees in 2011”.

The Times 24 Feb 2012

Report on Winmark’s Looking Glass Report 2012 on the legal industry finds that “by far the most popular response to the difficulties faced by law firms has been to reduce the number of support staff with almost half of those surveyed adopting this approach.” Moreover, at a higher level, “the growth is in demand for skilled paralegals rather than qualified lawyers”.  

The Times 16 Feb 2012

“It’s still lonely at the top for women” writes the Legal Editor about Winmark’s Women in Leadership workshop: “Attendees came from Pinsents, which hosted the event, from Berwin Leighton Paisner, and from several top companies. Despite holding positions such as in-house counsel, some women lacked confidence and felt the need for advice on how to build on their strengths”.

PRWEB 18 January 2012

Article reveals that “WorldatWork, a US-based global human resources association, is now a technical partner of the Winmark Strategic HR Network, a UK-based professional network of human resources directors from large corporations, global professional services organisations and government departments.”

Our Charitable Work





Action for Children 19 October 2012
Winmark staff members took part in ‘Byte Night’, sleeping rough for a night to raising money to help prevent youth homelessness.



Cancer Research 6 September 2011
Winmark made a charitable donation of £220 to Cancer Research UK.



Oxfam 24 August 2011
Winmark made a charitable donation of £40 to Cancer Research UK.



School-Home Support 23 August 2011
Winmark made a charitable donation of £120 to School-Home Support, a charity enabling vulnerable children from disadvantaged areas to access education.



Unicef August 23 August 2011
Winmark made a charitable donation of £40 to Unicef.



Community Service Volunteers 12 August 2011
Two colour printers were donated by Winmark to the UK volunteering and learning charity, CSV.



School-Home Support 3 May 2011
Winmark made a charitable donation of £500 to School-Home Support, a charity enabling vulnerable children from disadvantaged areas to access education.

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