Monthly Archives: July 2016

Law Firm Professionals React to Brexit

29 Jul 2016 Full Story

It’s been over a month since Britain decided to leave the European Union and there’s been a mixed widespread reaction from businesses in the legal market. Here’s what our Chairman Phil Jepson had to say on the aftermath… “When I switched on the TV at 4.30am on 24th June I was absolutely stunned to see […]

Read More

Salary per Sector

29 Jul 2016 Full Story

Click to enlarge…

Read More

Women in Law Part 1 – Leadership

29 Jul 2016 Full Story

Women in Law – Part 1 Our Female Leaders It is 2016, roughly 5 years on from when widespread targets were introduced to the business community to increase the number of women in the boardroom. In 2011, only 12.5% of FTSE 100 directorships were held by women, thus targets aimed to double this figure by […]

Read More

Gender Diversity in Law Firms

1 Jul 2016 Full Story

      Click the image to Enlarge…  

Read More

How Law Firms Treat their Leavers

1 Jul 2016 Full Story

When our Chairman, Phil Jepson, was a Partner at DLA (now DLA Piper) there was no restrictive covenant. The firm made a lot of Partner lateral hires with followings and accepted that if Partners left, then clients would leave too. So why fight this reality? Now firms try to impose restrictions on Partners and in […]

Read More

Why a Following is Essential

1 Jul 2016 Full Story

Traditionally, law firms have focused on ‘the client of the firm’, building the firm brand and downgrading the power of key Partners and their client followings. However, it seems the rest of the world is moving the other way and according to Forbes, one of the trends of 2016 is the power of personal authority […]

Read More

Are 6 Hour Working Days the Future?

1 Jul 2016 Full Story

Pros: Better work-life balance Health benefits from less stress Can increase productivity and therefore profits Sick leave decreases Happier staff means lower staff turnover. Thus the company saves money on finding, hiring and retaining employees Cons: Communication, internally and externally can be slower History vs Science During the industrial revolution, working 10 to 16 hours […]

Read More

Not your Average Brexit Article

1 Jul 2016 Full Story

Today is the 1 week anniversary of when the news came in – Britain voted to leave the European Union.  For the majority of Business Leaders in the Professional Services market, this is not what we wanted to hear.  Over the last week (and for months before it), there has been a horrendous amount of […]

Read More