Management Guide 2014

The Lawyer

  • Business development & marketing: Divide and rule


    Marketing and BD teams need to sell lower-cost or disaggregated legal services to clients – both external and internal

  • Facilities & operations: Spaced out


    The increasingly fragmented legal market is shaping the office of the future

  • Finance: Fixed Ideas


    Finance teams are transforming firms’ pricing models while remaining profitable, as budgets remain firmly on the client agenda

  • HR & talent management: Bending the rules


    Recruiting, managing and incentivising a flexible workforce may be challenging, but both the firm and the individual benefit

  • Introduction: Quality is still the best policy


    Innovation and disaggregation might be the latest legal buzzwords but our in-house survey reveals that the most important factor when choosing a law firm is good old-fashioned quality 

  • Knowledge management: Learning curve


    The KM conversation has moved from internal document creation and management to creating value for the client

  • Risk: Blame game


    The main danger when offering a disaggregated legal service is the quality of work of the third party supplier. But there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks

  • Technology: Secure in the knowledge


    It is essential for law firms to maintain high standards of e-security in a fragmented, remote-working environment