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SJ interview: Martin Green, Lodders

Lodders senior partner Martin Green talks to Jean-Yves Gilg about how the respected West Country firm is retaining staff, growing private client, and embracing technology

28 March 2017

Martin Green was 19 and had just finished school when he first set foot at Lodders. ‘Everybody went traveling around the world and my father was panicking that I wasn’t doing anything, so he got me work experience at their Henley in Arden office.’ It took another 25 years and a chance encounter with David Lodder at a social event in 1988 for Green, who had since become a partner at Pinsent’s, to join the firm proper.

Green is now senior partner and his own route into the firm aptly illustrates one of its main predicaments: attracting, developing, and retaining staff in a practice built originally around private client work in an affluent part of the country isn’t straightforward.

‘There aren’t that many firms training people to be private client lawyers any more. People want to come to us because they know we’re committed to al...

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