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Billing and Fees 2008 (2)

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Award LevelCommended
InnovationRugby World Cup 2007: swapping legal advice for sponsorship rights and tickets.
Originality5
Rationale5
Impact5
Total15
DescriptionAs official law firm to the International Rugby Board, the firm used a 'time bank' to receive 3000 tickets and branding rights. An example of payment in kind with a twist.

Billing and Fees 2008

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InnovationBespoke Billing Management: using a cost control manager for clients on large transactions.
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact5
Total19
DescriptionA human, proactive solution to the challenge of project management and managing costs for clients. Has managed 30 big transactions, reducing the time spent by the partners on this activity and work in progress periods.