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Fiona Westwood
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Fiona Westwood practiced for more than 20 years as a commercial lawyer, latterly as an equity partner with particular responsibilities for management and business development across the whole firm.

Since 1994, she has run her own management consultancy, Westwood Associates (www.westwood-associates.com) which specialises in providing support to the professional sector, particularly in relation to strategy and business development, client service improvement, professional development and leadership skills.

Over the past 15 years, she has researched in detail the strategy and operational success of professional service organisations, culminating in three published books.  Her first book, Achieving Best Practice –shaping professionals for success was nominated their September Book of the Month by McGraw Hill in 2001 and developed a Model for Success based on identifying market trends and business drivers.  Her second book, Accelerated Best Practice – implementing success in professional firms expands in this theme, highlighting the importance of aligning strategy with client needs, service quality, people development and leadership.   Her most recent book, Developing Resilience – the key to professional success looks at the impact of the current marketplace on professionals and their career progression and ways of working.

She teaches at post-graduate level and was a co-opted member on the Law Society of Scotland’s Working Party on Standards and CPD Project Leader of their Education and Training Review.  She writes regularly for a number of professional publications, and has worked on international client projects in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and the Middle East.

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By Fiona Westwood The legal profession is facing continuous and disruptive change. It is difficult to predict with any certainty what the market will look like five...

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