Declan Black: “You have one reputation as a lawyer. Once you compromise yourself for a client, you are bought“
As managing partner of Mason Hayes & Curran, Declan Black heads a law firm with 90 partners and 500 staff. He talks about his rise to the top, the future of the profession and when to tell a client if they need to fight or settle.
15th Jan, 2020 - 16 min read
“There was a gun on the table and $10,000 in my pocket. This was not normal legal work.”
Lawyer Philip Lee has worked on everything from commercial trade disputes involving bananas to helping Ryanair secure injunctions. Along the way, he built his eponymous law firm. So, just how did he do it and what will he do next?