Global Legal Remote Working Survey
By Jonathan Middleburgh, December 1, 2020
COVID-19 forced law firms almost overnight to adjust to their personnel working from home, regardless of how senior management felt about flexible working pre-pandemic. This survey explores a range of psychosocial and other factors relevant to prolonged working from home.
Talent Development: Beyond the Assignment
By David Cruickshank, November 18, 2020
In BigLaw firms, or in any firm with multiple associates, an assignment of work by a partner or senior associate, is a signifier of many things. To the management committee, it signifies leverage.
INTEGRATION OR DISINTEGRATION, THAT IS THE QUESTION
By Leon Sacks, October 28, 2020
Firms can easily lose the focus on integration, an intangible asset, while they are busy dealing with the tangible issues of day to day operations, developing business, serving clients and controlling finances. It is better to manage integration than recover from disintegration.
Partner Teams – the benefits, the challenges and why some partners don’t like them! (PART TWO)
By Sean Larkan, October 13, 2020
Too often, partners with specialties do not train successors in that area of work, do not introduce their clients to team lawyers in an organised, structured way and when they retire the ‘cupboard is often bare’ i.e. no real succession has been provided for in regard to skills transfer, personnel or key clients. Legal staff are left in a melting pot of uncertainty as to workflow, quality of work, coaching, feedback and whether an interest will be taken in them or their work and progression in the firm. This results in lowered self-esteem, potential is not realised and lower productivity and sometimes departure results.