Great minds think differently

An introduction from Cathy and David

Cathy Connolly is a partner in our Intellectual Property and Technology group. David Johnson is a partner in our Corporate and Commercial practice. Together they are responsible for trainee recruitment.

There are few things quite so rewarding as knowing you made a difference. At the top end of any profession, the margins between success and failure can be very fine. The quality of every detail contributes to the final outcome. There are many approaches to law and many firms have outstanding reputations for excellence. To find the place where you will fit best and are most likely to thrive, our advice is to look behind the reputation and study the culture that gives rise to it.

How do we manage to distinguish ourselves in a business that is already widely populated with so many talented people?

The answer is that we do things our own way. We set great store by independence of thought and how autonomy, both individual and collective, gives rise to more original, more powerful thinking. In a world where everyone claims to be different, we are demonstrably unique.

There are five distinct differences between us and other global law firms: our way of working; our international approach; our people; our view on time, and our culture. Five differences that, in our view, lead to immensely rewarding careers.

We hope these pages inspire your choice.