EGL Corporate Team : Jon Start in conversation with BCL’s ‘The Brief’
EGL Partner Jon Start has recently appeared in BCL’s magazine The Brief discussing elements of his work here at the firm.
The article, which can be found by clicking here, covers his career, and his role within the firm and within the Legal 500 recommended Corporate Team.
Jon also looks at why he believes EGL are different from so many other law firms. We are proud of how different the firm is and Jon reiterates this when he comments on what sets us apart :
In one word: Culture. Many law firms claim to have a culture where people are valued but few actually live that out. I think that is what makes EGL different. Its compassion towards people, both internally and externally, not only forms part of the firm’s values statement, but is actually embedded in the culture. This is demonstrated through our attitude towards work/life balance and flexible working, and the existence of a supportive and enjoyable working environment, but also through our approach to client service.
Jon also looks at the challenges affecting the sector and the opportunities which he sees coming up. As Jon comments :
Technology. It will, over the next few years, transform the way in which we deliver legal services to our clients. That will affect everything from straight forward property transactions to complex multi-million pound M&A transactions. Some see this as a threat, particularly to any role which involves a process (which most do in some way, shape or form), but it also presents an opportunity to make the delivery of legal services far more efficient and accurate. It means that the real value will be the advice and not the process, which actually presents an opportunity for those firms which focus on advisory work, both legal and commercial, as we do.
EGL is expanding and has seen consistent growth since its formation in 2011. We have a number of opportunities within the Corporate Team and other teams. See our Careers page here for more details
We are grateful to BCL for publishing the article. BCL describe themselves as the UK’s number one legal recruiter. If you are interested in contacting them, their website can be accessed by clicking here.