Such a lonely word: reinventing honesty

24 Jan 2019

It struck me, at the end of a recent strategy team day, that the word ‘honesty’ had inserted itself on flip charts and peppered our discussions, alongside the usual suspects of ‘trust’ and ‘vision’. Honesty towards clients, colleagues, legal peers in other firms and with oneself.

Examples in everyday family law practice were identified and dissected over drinks and pastries. We categorised honesty as a condition of existence that bound us as individuals and as a professional collective.

We tackled fundamental questions touching on the identity and purpose of a modern legal practice. Honesty required we venture into uncomfortable territory. Let me reprise that journey.

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