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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.


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.


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.

Integrating Merged Law Firms: How to Create Truly Disruptive Value

By Mike White | Aug 20, 2020

The legal industry enjoys a long history of bolting together two newly combined law firms, or practice groups from two newly merged firms; best practices here are well established at least as it relates to the basics….

Virtual Coffee Breaks

By Gerry Riskin | Aug 12, 2020

Reaching out to clients and colleagues while working remotely can seem awkward, especially if there is no apparent reason for doing so.  The value of connecting during this time is in preserving and enhancing relationships by showing genuine care.


By Edge International | Aug 5, 2020

Changes will involve valuation issues, be it the valuation of firms or shares in them. While traditional methodologies of valuation may be used as comparative benchmarks, they do not necessarily focus on the real value involved in any transaction.

How to Keep a New – and Prized – Client

By Jonathan Middleburgh | Jul 29, 2020

This short article explores a tried and tested way to increase the likelihood of a smooth-running client relationship – through a facilitated ‘Norming’ Workshop, aimed at getting the relationship going on the right footing, or at strengthening an existing relationship.