Practice Management

Law firms invest a significant amount of time and money in recruiting and training people and it makes sense therefore that they should seek to protect that investment by retaining those people. On...
November 2017
For several years now, law firms have found a benefit to outsourcing specific administrative and operational functions including some IT and finance tasks. Firms are now looking at ways to minimise...
October 2017
For years firm leaders have whispered that female lawyers leave before making partner because they want families. These same lawyers claim that diverse lawyers leave because they “can’t hack it.” If...
September 2017
This is the second bulletin in a two-part series exploring issues facing small and medium-sized firms in the context of the broader competitive market and with specific reference to Hong Kong. In...
June 2017
The following is the first in a two-part series of bulletins exploring issues facing small and medium-sized firms in the context of the broader competitive market and with specific reference to Hong...
March 2017
Much ink has been spilled over law firm’s broken business models and the need for change. While this issue is not new, law firms have been facing an increasing amount of pressure to improve their...
January 2017
Law firms are facing new challenges in seeking to maintain and develop client relationships. First, in many of the world’s leading legal markets growth in demand for legal services has slumped from...
November 2016
Law departments have long developed and published outside counsel guidelines (“OCGs”). These documents are intended to set the stage for the relationship between the client and its outside firms....
October 2016
Law firms that embrace social media but neglect relationship management do so at their peril. Social media may not have been conceived with corporate marketing in mind but no one could...
September 2016
Is your firm’s performance management system helping to achieve your organisation’s goals and priorities? Or is it creating anxiety and fostering disengagement? Many companies have determined that in...
August 2016
The Alternative Business Structure regime in the UK enables reserved legal services to be provided by bodies authorised by the relevant regulator and permits such providers to be wholly or partly...
July 2016
In every region of the world competitive forces in the legal market continue to increase. Whether a firm is small, medium, large or global, it is vital that firms seek continually to outperform their...
May 2016
International conflicts challenges will usually first become an issue when law firms operating in different jurisdictions/countries decide to combine/merge in order to become one global firm and...
March 2016
Tony Williams, Principal, Jomati Consultants LLP It is tempting to assume that cross﹣ border matters are the preserve of the major global law firms or at best of the leading national firms with...
February 2016
Tony Williams, Principal, Jomati Consultants LLP Anyone listening to futurologists or reading reports on the development of technology and artificial intelligence (“AI”) would be...
December 2015