Legal Business

The Last Word: Progress Report

As part of our Global 100 report, law firm leaders give their assessment on how their firms are performing.

Self-efficiency

‘For us, the last year has been a continuation of a strategy we launched five or six years ago and was refreshed two years ago to provide some differentiation. There’s no doubt the market is better now than then and we’ve had the two mergers during that time. The intense pressure of cost efficiency on the industry has really benefited the firm generally by forcing us to look at the impact revisiting infrastructure can have on a law firm. During the last five years, the firm has saved €100m through its efficiency drive.’

Duncan Weston, managing partner, CMS Cameron McKenna