Linklaters The incredible shrinking law firm By Catrin Griffiths 24 September 2012 00:00 17 December 2015 12:25 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 24 September 2012 at 11:42 Good article. I agree about the shape of the department determining whether it’s successful. Reply Link Anon 24 September 2012 at 15:03 “Firms should deal with each practice area independently. That is a far more sustainable model than dragging down a practice until it’s an irrelevance” Indeed but law firms are driven by greed and short termism. Management is also generally pretty crude and unsophisticated compared to leading companies in other sectors. Reply Link Anon 26 September 2012 at 11:41 I particularly like the couple of section headings which share the names of some of the most epic prog-rock albums from the 1970s. Well done. Reply Link Anonymous 26 September 2012 at 15:50 Surely “Going for the One” or “Drama” could have been shoehorned in there somewhere to complete the hat trick? Reply Link Anonymous 27 September 2012 at 14:57 If you count “Meddle” he’s got the hat trick. Reply Link ExCitylawfirmworker 27 September 2012 at 16:05 “Bain brought in a whole bunch of metrics that made the analysis of partners’ contributions much easier.” Be interesting to hear more about this, and whether its widespread within firms. Done right, it can make partnerships more transparent … done wrong it can be a tool to push good people out.. Reply Link Anonymous 28 September 2012 at 10:04 An excellent, well-researched article. I note from Companies’ House filings that a batch of Real Estate partners at another magic circle firm left the LLP this year – were these de-equitisations? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.