80% of the top 50 law firms already use an FT Group Subscription. Up-to-date market intelligence allows law firms to better adapt to shifts in the economy by obtaining a heightened threshold for negative shocks and eliminating systemic risk.
FT commentary and analysis delivered through a group subscription provides firms with the right tools to make the transition from being technical to commercial experts. Legal professionals have the ability to foresee the impact adverse events can have on clients with access to insight on their industries, supply chains, and adjacent sectors.
The benefits of an FT Group Subscription
FT reports are double-sourced by over 700 journalists spread across 40+ countries. This means legal firms have the ability to gain a global perspective on key subject areas that directly or indirectly impact their industry, and more importantly their client’s industries.
The FT provides legal professionals with the commercial awareness they require to become effective legal advisors. With growing demand for legal businesses and increased competition faced by ALSP’s, it is essential traditional law firms keep on top of global trends to better align their legal expertise with their clients' commercial environment.
Jason Boehmig, a former technology lawyer at Fenwick & West speaks about how using tech can help legal professionals to use their time more efficiently. An FT Group Subscription helps law firms to increase productivity levels as tailored content is delivered through the most convenient avenue. FT Enterprise Sharing enables individuals in law firms to share and gift relevant articles with clients to flag developments in key subject areas. Integration of Microsoft Teams into existing workflows encourages legal professionals to spark internal conversations, whilst keeping them informed on breaking news.
I receive the myFT daily digest, which gives me a tailored package of information every day around the topics I have chosen as relevant to our team and, by extension, our clients.Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
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FT journalists to follow
Martin Wolf is the FT's chief economics commentator and is widely regarded as one of the premier economics commentators in the world. He was awarded with the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.
Martin connects stories across finance, politics and central banking to provide legal professionals with different perspectives on key economic issues. As the world stands today, interconnectedness is more important than ever. Martin’s commentary, therefore, proves to be an invaluable asset for readers looking to gain a panoramic view of key risks and opportunities, to make better business decisions.
Camilla Cavendish was the former head of Downing Street’s policy unit under Prime Minister David Cameron. She is also a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and a winner of the Harold Wincott and Paul Foot awards for journalism.
Camilla initiated the UK’s tax on sugar and decided it was high time we treated sugar like nicotine. As contributing editor and columnist for the FT, Camilla comments on various UK and international issues to provide readers with a greater understanding of the current economic climate.
David Allen Green
David Allen Green is a senior consultant at the law firm Preiskel & Co LLP in Temple, London. As both a lawyer and journalist, David uses his diverse skills to write about law and policy.
Alongside being a law and policy commentator for the FT, David also writes for a personal blog called The Law and Policy Blog. This provides readers with independent commentary on law and policy from a liberal constitutionalist and critical perspective.
How different law firms use the FT
As an international law firm, it's important for Stephenson Harwood to align the legal advice they provide with the commercial environment that their clients operate in. With an FT Group Subscription, legal professionals at the firm are able to develop their knowledge base across a wide range of economic, political and business topics. As a result, they can help clients not only navigate issues but utilise potential opportunities, that in turn helps them deepen client-adviser relationships.
At Stephenson Harwood, an FT Group Subscription helps to equip individuals at each level of the firm with the necessary market intelligence, whilst enabling seamless sharing between teams and offices. This also adds to their continuous efforts of building a firm that invests in its people and their development.
We are building expertise in our five focus areas and we want our people to feel included in that strategy. Making the FT available helps us to show that we are invested in them and to build our firm for a successful future.Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
For one of Sweden’s premier business law firms, an FT Group Subscription helps to aid international transactions. Vinge considers gaining a global perspective on key subject areas to be a great benefit when dealing with an international client base.
It takes the right tools to stay on top. We needed a top quality source of general and industry news as well as analyses of how the news affects our clients. The FT Group Subscription works really well for us and gives all our employees easy access to news materials relevant for their work.CEO and Managing Partner, Vinge
Vinge perceives the FT as a truly comprehensive source of both general and specialist information. Insights into particular industries provides Vinge with a competitive advantage. Special reports in particular, are used to prepare for meetings and produce effective pitches for the law firm.
Michael Foundethakis, a partner at Baker McKenzie, is responsible for around 700 lawyers at the firm and believes it is absolutely vital to be informed. He also highly values the opinions and insights of FT columnists who help him either develop or validate his own understanding of key issues and topics. In particular, Michael mentions FT's chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, to be ‘spot on’ when writing about the global political economy.
The FT is becoming a part of our fabric. It pays to be informed and I think we’re seeing the results of that.Partner, Baker McKenzie
With our group subscription, I know that my colleagues in other countries will be familiar with a particular issue or a particular piece of news. Otherwise I would work on the general assumption that they would not be.Partner, Baker McKenzie
An FT Group Subscription helps Baker McKenzie to uphold high standards of delivering expert legal advice and, thus enhances their credentials. Market-ready information enables the firm to optimise the content available, as a means to achieve their intended business goals.
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