Consulting editor(s): Christoph H Vaagt on behalf of the International Bar Association

Publication date: Sep 2020

Format: Hardback

Pages: 271

Price: £95.00

ISBN: 9781787423022

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Review for previous edition: The book emphasizes the market and resource side of law firm management, pointing out new ways to look at, think about and carry out the right strategies with a view to staying a step ahead of competitors.

- Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambers

Review for previous edition: Each chapter is a stand-alone gem and yet a fully integrated part of the jig-saw, which becomes a beautifully illustrated pictorial sculpture, when all the chapters pieced together to form the unified whole.

- Pippa Blakemore BSc PGCE, The PEP Partnership LLP

Inspiring combination of varying perspectives on relevant strategic issues and practical deep-dive on some topics. In particular, excellent highlighting of the importance of collaboration.

- Nora Teuwsen, Partner Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Today’s transformation of the legal market is accelerating and more complex than ever. Applying a strategic approach does not only decrease uncertainty but improves the management of the inevitable change. This book provides practical and useful insights and offers an excellent source for further inspiration to anybody willing to proactively steer their own law firm’s development and future.

- Bruno Mascello, Attorney at law and Professor of Legal Management, University of St. Gallen

As the legal landscape becomes increasingly competitive, it is clear that law firms do not always do enough to remain at the top of their game. Firms that have embraced the challenges presented by increased competition are undeniably in a better position than those that have not.

This title aims to help partners understand what they can – and what they should not – do to chart the course of their firm most effectively, and covers current topics such as digitalisation and client acquisition and retention. Keeping abreast of market developments is an essential part of law firm management and this edition focuses on helping partners, and their teams, to develop the right strategy.

The second edition of this practical title in Globe Law and Business’s series on the business of law, coordinated Christoph H Vaagt on behalf of the International Bar Association, offers up new ways to think about strategy and how to explore it in the context of a partnership. It includes contributions from leading academics, consultants and law firm partners who share their insights and experience in strategy development and management.

Whether you are a managing partner of a small, medium or large law firm, this book offers a variety of viewpoints in a comprehensive single volume. As well as partners and their teams, it will also prove useful for consultants and academics in developing research in this important area.