Features and Opinion – Page 3

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    Free and easy?

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    What does the new ‘gig economy’ freelancer model mean for your firm? Why is this a management issue? Paul Bennett looks at some of the key challenges

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    Leaky talent bucket – what causes talent retention problems?

    2019-09-09T10:47:00Z

    Many law firms, especially small and medium-sized firms are experiencing problems retaining talent. In the second of a two-part series, Rachel Brushfield examines the common causes of talent drain.

  • Dr Zara Whysall
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    Impaired vision

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Unconscious bias in a business can impair good decision-making. Dr Zara Whysall looks at its impact on decisions about appointing and promoting leaders, and how law firms can minimise unconscious biases

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    Picture of health

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    What can law firms do to help their people with stress and to create and support a mentally healthy workplace? Lucy Trevelyan investigates

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    Upping the stakes

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    The legal marketplace is increasingly volatile and unpredictable. Harriet Brooke looks at two of the key disruptors – millennials and artificial intelligence – and asks what leadership capabilities you need to future-proof your business

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    Inside job

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    We all trust our partners, colleagues, employees and advisers. But law firms are often hierarchical, so we can become too reliant on certain individuals. How can we avoid ‘key person risk’? Paul Bennett considers

  • Sue Bramall
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    Pick and choose

    2019-04-02T13:38:00Z

    What’s the right option for marketing in your firm? Should you have a marketing committee or make a single partner responsible? Should you appoint internally, recruit or outsource? Sue Bramall provides her top tips

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    Flying start

    2019-01-15T00:19:00Z

    Recruitment and retention is a growing challenge for all firms, especially of lawyers starting their careers. So what are firms doing to attract and retain junior lawyers? Diana Bentley investigates, in the first article of our special focus on junior lawyers

  • Leanne Yendell
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    A fresh perspective

    2019-01-15T00:18:00Z

    In the second article in our special focus on junior lawyers, Leanne Yendell looks at how your newly qualified lawyers can help you with everything from understanding client needs to building an effective workplace culture

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    From the front

    2019-01-15T00:13:00Z

    It is an old trope that there is a difference between a good leader and a good manager – but law firm leaders need to be both. Ann Harrison looks at the skillsets involved, and the additional challenges of management in the legal sector

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    Border control

    2019-01-15T00:11:00Z

    With only two months to go before the UK leaves the EU, Laura Devine looks at what steps should law firms be taking now in relation to staff members who are either EU citizens or family members of EU citizens 

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    Letter of the law

    2019-01-15T00:05:00Z

    Reuben Glynn reviews a new title on effective leadership in small businesses

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    Allen key

    2018-11-07T17:34:00Z

    Vidisha Joshi made the headlines when she was named managing partner of Hodge Jones Allen aged just 38, replacing founder Patrick Allen after 40 years. She explains to Duncan Wood how the firm is gearing up for the future

  • Angelo Piccirillo
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    Winning streak

    2018-11-01T16:32:00Z

    Conveyancing firm AVRillo has received a host of industry awards and effusive praise on consumer review websites. Co-founder and partner Angelo Piccirillo explains the secrets of its success to Duncan Wood

  • Alex Ktorides
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    Lead the way

    2018-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Good governance in a law firm can bring improvements in everything from risk management to succession planning. Alex Ktorides offers his three top tips for leadership in law firms to foster robust and effective governance

  • Frances Anderson
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    Step right up

    2018-10-02T00:00:00Z

    In 2015, Sternberg Reed introduced a career development programme to incentivise existing staff, bolster recruitment and retention, and support succession planning. Frances Anderson explains how the programme works in practice 

  • Sarah Chilton
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    Bridging the gap

    2018-10-02T00:00:00Z

    In April, law firms with 250 or more employees had to publish data on their gender pay gap. But they weren’t required to include partner pay data, presenting an incomplete picture of the pay gap in the sector. Sarah Chilton looks at the legislation and the issues

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    Prevention and cure

    2018-07-03T09:03:00Z

    Law firms have been among the many businesses affected by sexual harassment allegations in recent months. Samantha Mangwana , introduced by Alison Downie , explains how to prevent sexual harassment in a law firm, and how to handle accusations if they do occur

  • Robert Postlethwaite
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    Share and share alike

    2018-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Involving employees in the ownership of a business can improve performance, motivate your people, promote team spirit and cohesion, and support succession planning. Robert Postlethwaite looks at the options for law firms

  • Andrew Otterburn
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    Getting away from it all

    2018-07-03T00:00:00Z

    A partner retreat can help strengthen the partnership, and is a key part of the process of developing strategy and making change. Andrew Otterburn explains how to run a successful retreat