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Avoiding Law-Firm Armageddon: How a Major Law Firm Nearly Imploded… and How the Conflict Was Resolved

By Jonathan Middleburgh

Senior-level conflict can threaten the very existence of a law firm. Mediation is one tool to address such conflicts: but the process is far from straightforward.

What Does It Take to Be a Thought Leader?

By Bithika Anand

Visionaries and those at the pinnacle of their professional journeys do not automatically become thought leaders: many other dimensions are involved.

Law Firm Leadership: Consensus or Command?

By David Cruickshank

Which leadership style is more effective: consensus or command? It depends on the circumstances and the individuals involved.

Realize Financial Goals by Leveraging the Finance Function

By Leon Sacks

Is it inconceivable that: one hour of each attorney’s weekly billable time cannot be billed; or markdowns of […]

Differentiation: The Whole Product

By Mike White

Either in the course of my “client experience innovation” work, or in helping groups of partners do a […]

Sight-Checking your 2020 Strategy

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

When I look at the strategic documents of law firms, I often see lack of clarity; it often […]

Profit-Sharing in Smaller Partnerships

By Neil Oakes

In my most recent article, I looked at some alternative options for profit-sharing among law-firm partners. All of […]

A Merger of Unequals

By Sam Coupland

As the merger activity in Australia and New Zealand continues to gather pace, we are seeing a variety […]

The Benefits of Paying Creditors Promptly

By Sean Larkan

When I started off in law firm leadership and management some thirty years ago, I wondered at the […]

The Focus Challenge – Part 2: Your Clients

By Gerry Riskin

1. The Legal Matter Here are some of the essential lessons I have learned after several decades of […]