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Win, keep and grow clients - Sydney - October 2017

11 July 2017

 Do you want to know or revise how to:

  • Network without feeling "pushy"?
  • Ask for work with enthusiasm and not desperation?
  • Grow and keep clients?

Then come and join Pippa in Sydney in October.  

Pippa is conducting three fully participative sessions at the International Bar Association Annual Conference:

  •  "Win more work – turn contacts into clients and referrers: Pippa’s COPACABANA approach to international networking" on Monday afternoon
  • "Grow and keep your clients cost effectively: Pippa’s RAINBOW strategy" on Wednesday afternoon 
  • "Give a powerful presentation: Pippa’s five steps to confidence" on Thursday afternoon.

Pippa is also running the "Conference newcomer orientation workshop" before the conference's Opening Ceremony on Sunday

 Come and join her there.

Leadership for Lawyers - Lisbon - June 2017

25 April 2017

Pippa jointly presented a lively and interactive 2 day workshop on "Leadership, Management and Marketing of a Law Firm " on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd June 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal for Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

She presented with Tiago Marreiros Moreira, President of the UIA Management of Law Firms Commission (Vieira de Almeida & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, RL, Portugal)

Pippa and Tiago's focus was on helping law firms to win, keep and grow their clients and referrers. They  concentrated on refreshing and revising  knowledge; developing practical and relevant skills and acquire time-saving tips and techniques. They applied all these to help law firms to achieve their vision, goals and objectives cost-effectively.


Networking for Lawyers - Buy Pippa's Book Now

25 April 2017

Pippa's book "Networking for Lawyers - the Pocket Guide to building new business relationships" is an essential networking manual for all lawyers.

Read more about the book here or buy it now for £9.95 plus p+p 


Contract & Tender Management in Abu Dhabi

09 January 2012

Bill ran a successful training course in bu Dhabi just before Christmas for delegates from a subsidiary of the national petroleum company. The week long programme covered the essentials of contracts, procurement principles,  the tender initiation and evaluation process, and negotiation skills.

"Demystifying the EU" - Bill at the IPT

17 November 2009

Bill spoke at an Industry & Parliament Trust event on Tuesday 17th November at Scotland House in Brussels.

The event, which was part of the IPT's European Study Programme for Industry, was attended by executives and officials from the UK private and public sectors. 

Bill's session, entitled entitled "From Theory to Practice,"  included

  • working examples of cooperation with the European Commission
  • Recommendations of how to influence European legislation
  • Networking on the Brussels scene and demystifying the process

Bill's presentation can viewed here.




Webcast with Ministry of Justice & EC

07 October 2009

The PEP Partnership set up and chaired a webcast with officials from the UK Ministry of Justice and the European Commission to discuss the new rules on cross-border fines enforcement.

The webcast, on Friday 9th October, broadcast live over the web to a global audience. Delegates registered for the event represented more than 60 organisations from many EU member states including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Malta and Belgium, Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

Details of the event are available here:

Full Webcast details here:

Audio only playback here:

The webcast is part of the SPARKS Network activities that the PEP Partnership manages.



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 Have you ever:

  • Asked yourself, “How can I get away from this boring person?”
  • Forgotten somebody’s name as soon as you are introduced?
  • Not known what to say, after you have been introduced?
  • Felt like a pushy salesman when trying to follow-up?

If your answer to any one of these questions is “Yes”, then Pippa’s pocket guide is a must for you.

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