Business development

Business development and marketing is the fastest growing element of chambers’ professional support functions.

GRL understands the importance of effective business development and marketing for the Bar and works in partnership with clients to attract and recruit individuals capable of developing and improving works streams, maintaining and growing existing client relationships and building and improving the visibility of the business.

"GRL approached me about a newly-created role forming part of the senior management team of a leading common law set. Having admittedly been slightly sceptical at the beginning, GRL were professional throughout, guiding and advising me but never putting me under any pressure. The decision to take the role has been the best I've made in some time ! Thank you, GRL."Director of Client CareLeading common law set

Through our team – led by Nick Rees and supported by Sheena Byrne, a qualified solicitor, business development professional and someone with extensive experience of the Bar, we have in-depth legal sector experience and a well-informed understanding of the issues our clients are facing, in particular post-LSA implementation.

We have a successful track-record of placing suitable individuals to a range of business development and marketing roles – from Director level, with responsibility for business strategy, strategic development and focused client care, to mid and junior support positions, managing teams or offering effective professional support.  As requirements at the Bar are so varied we also advise on standalone roles, the creation of teams and appropriate use of fixed or short term positions.

As well as the Bar, we have a highly developed professional network which has allowed us to place suitable individuals, from other sectors and with relevant skills, to key business development and marketing roles.

We also enjoy working with and supporting individuals seeking the next step in their careers or those wanting to work at the Bar for the first time – we are able to advise on the unique dynamics of the Bar and how skills are perceived and in demand.

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