Jonathan Watmough: Why RPC’s partners earn more for teamwork than billable hours

22 Sep 2014

"Life is not formulaic. Human beings do not operate on a formulaic basis. Business is emotional.”

That’s the view of Jonathan Watmough, managing partner at international law firm RPC, which sits just outside the UK’s top-40 rankings.

When entering the firm’s headquarters in Tower Bridge, London, the first thing that catches your eye is a wall decoration highlighting the numerous awards that the firm has won over the years. Its most recent accolades include being named ‘law firm of the year’ by The Lawyer and ranking first among City firms in a client satisfaction survey by Leg...

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