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Meet our People
The practice was started by Polycarpos Philippou, the senior partner in the firm, back in 1980. Polycarpos, or Polis for those close to him, the son of farmers in a Cyprus village dreamed about a life in the law as he read it in his books. Resilient and hard working he graduated from the University of Athens while at the same time holding full time jobs. After completing his practice, Polis started working as a sole practitioner and gained a reputation for being a vigorous fighter in Court with a strong ethical code. Polis worked as a sole practitioner until 2002, when Eleni, his daughter joined the firm.
With Eleni in the team the firm set the processes that allowed it to develop to a compact team predominantly practicing real estate, immigration and litigation. At that time both the team and the clientele grew catching the wave of English property buyers in Paphos.
In 2013 Gregoris Philippou joined. Having completed his practice at a well-known boutique law firm in Nicosia and specializing in commercial, corporate and trust work, the firm’s offering increased. As the firm grew, it started making decisions on strategy, operations and culture.
Today, our team is evidencing steady growth as we still value quality over numbers. We are focused in doing better not more. This means that we may not be one of the biggest firms in Cyprus in headcount but we are compact enough to ensure that the people in our team are exceptional and offer a great and personalised service. In addition, our team shares the family values passed on by Polycarpos and upon which our culture is based.
Now we are gradually shifting towards a partnership model to retain and reward talented individuals who share our values and pass on the legacy of doing things right and doing the right thing.
Successful businesses constantly change and improve and so do we. We are firm believers of innovation and we are continuously evolving the way we do things while retaining the traditional values inherited from Polycarpos. All the people in our firm are engaged in our improvement and differentiation while the firm has created an innovation and change procedure, which has been reshaped more than once.
In recent years we have invested heavily in creating one of the best legal libraries in Cyprus, have moved to new offices and started a branding process to ensure our material communicate the right messages both internally to our people and externally to our clients and associates. In 2018, we re-designed our HR strategy and started a digitalization procedure that allowed us to go greener, eliminating 50% of our paper copies.
Amongst other, in 2018 the firm also started the process of revamping and re-designing its operations from scratch. With the first part being completed in February 2019 we expect that it will take 9-12 months to complete all of the projected changes. However, the most exciting changes have not come yet as we continue to evolve to provide service of the highest quality in the most efficient way.
It is all about doing better for the people we work for as well as the community.