The new generation of partners at Bennett Griffin, the Worthing-based law firm, have a determination to create a new regional powerhouse. Ian Trevett interviews the Head of Property, Rob Fawcett.
Stereotypes are made to be broken. If you wanted the definition of a young, lively, dynamic and ambitious company, it is unlikely that a provincial law firm in Worthing would immediately spring to mind. However, not everything is what it appears. In fact, Worthing has a vibrant business scene and law firms are becoming less formal than they once were, especially in a firm where Rob Fawcett is an equity partner. With his infectious enthusiasm and down-to-earth approach, Rob is out to prove that the legal profession has firmly embraced the 21st century.
“There is a new generation of businesspeople who are very different from their predecessors and have a less formal approach,” says Rob. “I had a new client phone up the other day and she said, ‘I was expecting you to be boring, very miserable and staid.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s not how we are.’ Because you can’t do business like that anymore.