Considering a Secondment? The benefits, risks & issues for professional services to consider


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Howden has launched the podcast channel: Fortune Favours the Brave. This is a regular podcast for business leaders exploring how businesses can harness risks and use them to their advantage. In each episode Howden will discuss a topical challenge or issue and what business leaders can do to overcome it.

Professional services firms such as lawyers and accountants quite often agree to place one of their team on secondment, usually with a client.

There are many obvious commercial and individual benefits as to why secondments are a good thing to do. But there are some issues and risks you need to contemplate. 

Will Sefton and Kelly Thomson, both partners at law firm RPC join Jenny Screech, consultant within the solicitors' PI team at Howden, to discuss the challenges you need to consider.