Law firms are only invited to join MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL if they have demonstrated through working with existing members and their clients that their expertise and concern for clients matches the organisation’s exacting standards of integrity and competence. This selection procedure is one of the cornerstones of MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL and continues to ensure the high quality of service provided to clients.
MI’s vision for the future includes a presence in over one hundred jurisdictions. The aim is not simply to stick flags in the ground but to ensure that we have enough coverage to assure clients anywhere that their needs will be answered. Only quality firms are invited to join MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL; their reputation in the market place must necessarily be untarnished.
The longstanding relationships cultivated between individual lawyers in Mackrell International member firms around the world, allows our members to be confident that their clients will receive the same levels of commitment and service from colleagues in other jurisdictions. Our reach allows our members to serve their clients globally but with genuine in-country, local expertise. MI members are selected for their outstanding reputations as multi-specialist, full service firms. We invest a great deal of time and effort in finding those lawyers who share the same values and client commitment so that all clients receive the best service.
How to join If you are interested in becoming a member of Mackrell International an initial contact with the MI HQ: firstname.lastname@example.org will provide basic information. Then a member of the Membership Committee or the Managing Director may communicate directly with you and arrange a meeting in order to give details of how the network functions, its fee structure, what is expected of members and what MI offers them.
• Capacity to demonstrate international activity and involvement.
• Size compatible, in its own jurisdiction, with membership of a large network: the capacity to generate business for others and to handle any business received quickly and efficiently
• Fluent English from all client-facing staff
• A full service law firm
• Clearly identifiable quality facilities (office standards, marketing materials, welcoming attitude …)
• Willingness to commit to MI Membership Requirements on joining – such as providing regular information on business exchanged with members.
ABOVE ALL, the capacity to show that key players in the firm, who are NOT members of another network, are committed to participation in MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL.
Members of the network all enjoy a close working relationship, enhanced by regularly-held international meetings. All members are expected to attend these meetings to develop the close rapport which enables each member to confidently refer clients to the right people at the right time. Members also take the opportunity to visit each other and get to know other member law firms and their lawyers consolidating these relationships.
The International Committee performs the work of a company board, developing strategy and maintaining a medium term vision. MI is run by an International Committee who monitor the actions of a Managing Director and HQ. Strategy is proposed to the membership at large and spearheaded by the Committee. Our Membership Committee comprises lawyers from our member firms and is charged with the goal of identifying and recruiting new members of the highest calibre who meet the ethos of Mackrell International in all regions of the world.
The internal affairs of MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL are managed by the Managing Director and the permanent HQ staff based in Europe. English is the language of the network.