The concept of working in teams within the firm has become a cheap, almost overused, marketing catch for law firms. We beg to differ. Team work within the law firm is not enough. At Crestle Zanders we speak of working as a team with our clients. This means we are not just legal professionals that organise ourselves to search for and inform our clients what the law says regarding their business objectives. It means we work closely with our clients to understand and be an integral part of their business in order to proactively contribute to their broader business goals, not simply to provide them legal advice that is premised only on knowledge of the law. This principle is aptly captured by a line in the CZ Charter which says: ‘For every client Crestle Zanders must seek to earn a place as an extended in-house counsel’.