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Why employer brand is the key to retaining and hiring the best talent

Our CEO, Melissa Davis advises how happy, healthy, engaged colleagues have never been more valuable. In 2022, my conversations with managing partners up and down the country indicate that the recruitment market is much tougher on employers and the effects of the pandemic on people’s life choices are becoming clearer… meaning...


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2022 – the year to get your message across

From a marketing perspective, how should professional services firms prepare for 2022? Melissa Davis, our CEO and Founder shares her thoughts. A new year can be a great opportunity for a new start. After the past two years however, I think all of us are just hoping for a little bit...


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Why not having an ESG strategy is the riskiest strategy of all

Chief Executive Melissa Davis looks at the risks for law firms who haven’t yet ensured climate change and other key sustainability issues are at the heart of their strategy and planning. As if we didn’t need any more warnings after COP26, the professional services sector got another wake-up call this week...


Celebrating pro bono week – how MD Communications is giving back

There’s no such thing as a free lunch – or so the saying goes. But this week, law firms across the UK have been celebrating the work they do as part of Pro Bono Week. Naturally, pro bono is Latin because, let’s be honest, lawyers love to chuck in a bit...


Thought Leadership – what’s all the hype about?

Associate Director Zoe Symonds explains the importance of thought leadership and the influence your expertise can have on your stakeholders. Often perceived as a buzzword in boardrooms, thought leadership has much more depth to its perception and, used effectively, it’s a great way for business professionals to showcase their expertise on...


Perfectionism in the legal sector: the impact on mental health

CEO Melissa Davis discusses the themes covered in our most recent webinar, which focused on perfectionism and shame and the impact this has on mental health in the legal sector. Our new blog series was created to address the parlous state of mental health in the legal sector. With the first in...


IBA survey reveals lawyer wellbeing is a cause for global concern

Melissa Davis, a member of the IBA's newly founded European Regional Forum wellbeing working party, highlights the IBA's massive wellbeing survey, one of the largest of its kind, which is a first step in addressing the parlous state of mental health in the legal sector.  With the focus on wellbeing at...


The power of vulnerability

In a recent article in The American Lawyer, good friend of MD Communications Jeff Davis explained how the pandemic has made it clear that we are all vulnerable, and being open about it can build much stronger teams. "The secret to connection is sharing your vulnerability with others. They see your...


Can leaders drive performance as well as build a community and promote positive mental wellbeing?

At our recent private resilience roundtable for international senior and managing, we hosted guest speaker Richard McCann, who overcame a tragic past to become a famed motivational speaker and bestselling author. Positive mental attitude Leading the first part of the webinar, Richard kicked off with a presentation on how we can overcome...