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Survive & Thrive video: Co-operation and Compromise

03 Apr 2019

Sometimes lawyers fear that if they compromise this will be perceived as sign of weakness: it might suggest that you have backed down, given up on your client’s objectives or been out-manoeuvred. Yet often a compromise is the best way to move forward in a constructive fashion.

In other sectors, such as the military and government, compromise is essential, as is retaining one’s reputation as a strong and successful leader. What mental and practical steps do leaders in other sectors take to be able to compromise without regret or fear? And what happens when the decision to compromise leads to an unfavourable outcome?

During this highly anticipated Survive & Thrive event, our speakers will discuss:

  • how to compromise whilst maintaining authority
  • how to manage your client’s expectations vs. the reality
  • share some effective communication techniques for successful compromise.

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Adam Kay - Adam is a British comedy writer, author, comedian and former doctor. His television writing credits include Crims, Mrs Brown’s Boys and Mitchell and Webb, and is best known as the author of the number one Sunday Times bestselling book This Is Going to Hurt, which contains his diaries from his former career as a doctor. It was also book of the year in the UK's 2018 National Book Awards and is being adapted as an eight-part comedy-drama for BBC Two. Kay has sold out for six years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and also had sell-out nationwide UK tours.

Tom Tugendhat MP  - Tom is a British Conservative Party politician and former Army officer. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since May 2015 and since 12 July 2017, Tom has served as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Tom is the son of the retired High Court Judge, Sir Michael Tugendhat.


Dame Philippa Whipple DBE – Philippa is a British judge, former barrister and former solicitor. Since October 2015, she has been a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. Areas of practice include: indirect tax; clinical negligence; administrative and public law. She also experience in personal injury, disciplinary (GMC), employment and inquests.