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  • mike scott

    Follow my lead

    16 January 2018 By Mike Scott

    As a law firm manager and leader, you need to ask yourself one key question: why should your team follow you? Mike Scott provides some top tips for earning the respect of your people and being an effective leader

  • elizabeth rimmer

    Look after yourself

    16 January 2018 By Elizabeth Rimmer

    In the second of our series on stress in the legal profession, Elizabeth Rimmer looks at how you can identify the causes and symptoms of stress, and how to manage stress in your own working lives

  • haddon rees

    Flying start

    16 January 2018 By Nigel Haddon, Rob Lees

    Are you looking for a way to improve your performance and outperform your competition in 2018? Nigel Haddon and Rob Lees explain how and why you should appoint a non-executive director for your firm

  • andrew kimble

    Just the job

    16 January 2018 By Andrew Kimble, Dan Fawcett

    The GDPR is just four months away. Firms may already be prepared for major changes to how they handle client data, but do you know it also applies to data on your people? Andrew Kimble and Dan Fawcett provide a guide for managing partners and HR professionals

  • fiona westwood

    Judgement call

    16 January 2018 By Fiona Westwood

    Professional judgement is an essential part of the practice of the law, but it is now even more essential, given the proposal to make it a regulatory requirement. Fiona Westwood looks at what it is, and how to develop and how to foster it in your firm

  • simon tupman

    People business

    10 October 2017 By Simon Tupman

    Simon Tupman argues for people being put before profit in law firms – and shows how doing so can give you a helping hand in everything from recruitment and retention to your bottom line. 

  • Photograph Paul Bennett, Aaron & Partners LLP

    Under pressure

    10 October 2017 By Paul Bennett

    Mental health problems are a growing issue for every sector, including the law, with its inherent high levels of stress. Paul Bennett looks at how managers in law firms can support their staff to mitigate mental health problems and their effects. 

  • on the up

    On the up

    10 October 2017 By Grania Langdon-Down

    The take-up of apprenticeships in law firms has been cautious, but the concept is now starting to gain traction. Grania Langdon-Down speaks to firms about the practicalities, benefits and challenges of taking on apprentices. 

  • anna gregory

    Course of action

    10 October 2017 By Anna Gregory, Sara Hunt

    The continuing competence regime, replacing the old CPD requirement, came into force nearly a year ago. Anna Gregory explains how her firm has embraced the new approach to introduce an experiential learning culture, including action learning.

  • mike scott 140x94

    Upwards and onwards

    4 July 2017 By Mike Scott

    Much is written about influencing others, but usually in relation to our team members, clients or peers. Less is written about influencing up: an essential skill for our own career development. Mike Scott outlines four simple tips

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