Law firm management – the highlights

Last month we brought you insight on what it is that makes the job of managing a law firm so tough.

From giving up day-to-day practice to the loneliness of high office, it was clear that the role of a law firm leader is a challenging one.

But, as we have showcased throughout the year in our leadership interview, it is a challenge that many thrive on rising to as they find new and innovative ways to motivate their troops.

Take Taylor Wessing’s Tim Eyles. A classic ‘right-brain thinker’, the managing partner is keen to roll with the changes in the sector. Back in February, he told us about the benefits of embracing an all-equity model and shared his thoughts on how to prepare lawyers for their inevitable transformation into business advisers.

Then there was Mishcon de Reya’s Kevin Gold, who made like Richard Branson when he told his lawyers they could work when they want and where they want – and take unlimited amounts of holiday too. The catch: their clients were not to notice.

From how not to bore partners to how to shrink flabby leadership teams, our law firm leaders have shared a wealth of management tips over the course of this year.

To access the interviews in full click here. They make for very interesting reading.

Management Briefings
Information technology – Totum: Game-changer: why some firms are prioritising IT
Regulatory and compliance – Baker Tilly: Challenges to professional firm governance
Information technology – Mourant Ozannes: Client contacts in the age of social media
Employment – B P Collins: Staying festive on Facebook this Christmas: social media and employees
Employment – Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co: Employment law 2014 review: annual leave, tribunal reform, whistleblowing and more