Keystone takes on Nokia IP head in 10-strong hiring spree

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  • This is misleading reporting. I doubt very much that Keystone goes on "hiring sprees". It is a very good home for lawyers who are no longer wanted at their firms or who, for one reason or other, find that general practice does not suit them. I doubt many of them have been approached by or on behalf of Keystone.
    And "hiring" indicates a financial committment by Keystone. Lawyers are retained on a commission only basis so it is a true-eat-what-you-kill model, albeit that it is a very good model for those involved and for their clients

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  • Eat what you kill is frankly a good model. There is a whole raft of non-performing partners at firms who sit at their desk like junior assistants waiting for work and who are kept on because some firms are run as clubs. My admiration is for those lawyers who develop business and take clients wherever they go. A lot of firms are struggling and the good lawyers will leave with their clients in tow.

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  • I know a couple of people at Keystone and it is not true at all to say that they were no longer wanted by their firms or that general practice did not suit them - they are still in general practice, just doing it in a different way without all the nonsense that goes with being a partner or a senior lawyer in a more traditional firm. They seem very happy and from what I can gather are making more money than they were before.

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  • Dear Anonymous 5.27pm, I joined Keystone very much voluntarily because my client revenue was bringing in up to three times as much as the underperforming partners at my previous traditional law firm, and i wanted to work more flexibly. As a result, i put my money where my mouth is and moved. It takes a great deal of entrepreneurship and courage to do that. I can assure you that not one of my clients was remotely interested in staying within the traditional law firm model. Keystone do not take on underperforming partners who are not capable of sustaining a practice. How otherwise would the model work?

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  • Why not just set up on your own rather than join Keystone?

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  • Re Han Solo;
    Presumably because Keystone offers central administrative services and also a strong brand to rely on. Might there also be some sort of bulk insurance deal?

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  • From what I understand, its because Keystone gives all the benefits of being with a large law firm including client work, but all the freedom of being self-employed.

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