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‘Mr Loophole’ announced as Keynote Speaker of Netlaw Media’s ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ Conference in London

Netlaw Media has announced Nick Freeman, Britain’s leading celebrity defence lawyer and the most cited solicitor in the UK press as this years Keynote Speaker at the ‘Key strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ conference taking place in London on the 18th May 2011.

Famously nicknamed `Mr Loophole` by the British media, Nick earned his soubriquet thanks to his unparalleled ability to secure acquittals for his clients based on intricate legal technicalities. Following a string of successful high profile cases, Nick was forced to trademark ‘Mr Loophole’ to prevent others cashing in on his name and success.

As founder of the Manchester based legal practice Freeman & Co, Nick’s celebrity clients range from actors and sporting heroes to pop stars and captains of industry including Jimmy Carr, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Jeremy Clarkson, Colin Montgomerie, Dwight Yorke and Ronnie O`Sullivan.

“It truly is a pleasure to confirm Nick as this year’s Keynote Speaker for Key Strategies for law Firms” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media. “With this year’s conference theme focusing on Driving Business Development in Law Firms, we felt that Nick highlights what can be achieved by lawyers and law firms who wish to be seen as leaders in their fields of expertise. Nick truly is a rare individual in the legal sector, who by combining his success in the courts with a long list of high profile clients and constant media attention was named as the year’s ‘highest profile solicitor’ by Sweet & Maxwell after he featured in 120 UK national press articles during 2010. We are delighted that Nick has accepted our invitation to keynote the event” Anderson continued “and with Nick speaking on his personal experiences of creating and maximising a public profile, as well as how lawyers and law firms can create a unique brand by raising their profiles in the media, we are extremely confident of reaching full capacity weeks before the event takes place”.

With Netlaw Media producing some of the highest attended law conferences and events in Europe, ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ promises to be one of the most important development events for law firms during 2011. Taking place at the Hotel Russell, London on the 18th May 2011, the event will bring together a range of highly respected professionals from both the legal and commercial worlds to assist law firms improve overall business development and market share.

Following capacity sell outs of all previous ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms’ events produced by Netlaw Media, this leading one day law conference will examine and explore a wide range of business development strategies, methodologies and techniques designed to expand the client portfolios of law firms which are seeking to evolve in an age of change and opportunity.

Speakers for this year’s ‘Key Strategies for Law firms 2011’ include: Nick Freeman – Freeman & Co, Prof. Stephen Mayson – Legal Services Institute at the College of Law, Kevin Green – IBM United Kingdom, John Young – Hogan Lovells International LLP, Charles Christian – Legal Technology Insider, Mark Soundy – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Keith Liddiard – Centre for High Performance Development / Netlaw Edge, Neil Kinsella – Russell Jones & Walker, Emma Shipp – Sprecher Grier Halberstam, Elliot Moss – Mishcon de Reya, Tamara Box – Berwin Leighton Paisner, Craig Holt – Quality Solicitors, Guy Barnett – Blakemores / Lawyers2you, Gary Yantin – Highstreet, Chrissie Lightfoot – The Entrepreneur Lawyer, Julia Payne – Netlaw Edge, Chris Marston – Lloyds TSB Commercial, Will Kintish – Kintish, Julian Summerhayes and more…

With ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011’ expected to be Netlaw Media’s 5th consecutive major law event sell out, delegates are urged to register early as tickets for the event are limited.

Early Bird discount passes are now on sale at £349 + vat with further discounts for group bookings. To register tickets for the event, contact Netlaw Media at or visit or for more information.