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January 27-28, 2021: Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Ark Group’s Law Firm Compensation Strategy: A Virtual Think-Tank

By Edge International | Dec 3, 2020

Edge’s Nick Jarrett-Kerr will be among the presenters discussing how firms are adapting compensation and resource allocation strategies to meet a rapidly changing legal landscape.

Global Legal Remote Working Survey

By Jonathan Middleburgh | Dec 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 | Nov 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 | Oct 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 | Oct 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.

Partner Teams – the benefits, the challenges and why some partners don’t like them! (PART ONE)

By Sean Larkan | Oct 5, 2020

The benefits of Partner teams within Law Firms, World-wide.

November 10, 2020: Chris Bull, Chair – The Legal Coo Network

By Edge International | Sep 27, 2020

Online from the UK Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:00 PM – 18:00 PM UK time Details and Registration […]

Navigating the Compensation Maze

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr | Sep 23, 2020

The last twenty years or so have seen considerable debate about the most suitable method of compensating and rewarding professional service firm partners and members.

THE LAW FIRM TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE POST-COVID: PART THREE

By Chris Bull | Sep 3, 2020

The third and final part in our series on the permanently changed priorities and potential of law firm technology post-COVID takes a look at how the crisis has accelerated the impact of tech on how we work in almost every area of law firm operations, starting with how we collaborate and communicate.

THE LAW FIRM TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE POST-COVID: PART TWO

By Edge International | Aug 25, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis and lockdown has impacted almost every aspect of life in law firms, but the central importance of technology in firm strategies and performance has accelerated more suddenly and more permanently than any other.  Edge International’s latest article takes a look at the post-COVID law firm agile model that is already emerging as a result of the events of 2020.