AI and the Legal Profession

Transforming the Future of Law

Author(s): Uwais Iqbal, Josh Kubicki, Sondra Rebenchuk, Cat Casey, Jennifer Leonard, Allison Williams, Nerushka Bowan, Gilad Katzav, Natalie Pierce, Valerie Saintot, Ilona Logvinova, Stephanie Goutos

AI and the Legal Profession: Transforming the Future of Law explores the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the legal industry and the transformative possibilities it offers. As AI technologies advance at an unprecedented pace, the book delves into how they are reshaping the practice of law, challenging traditional models, and unlocking new opportunities for legal professionals.

Written by leading experts at the intersection of AI and law, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for legal professionals, technologists, and policymakers, and equips readers with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape, embrace AI's potential, and harness its power to shape the future of law.

Publication date: Nov 2023
ISBN: 9781787429918
Length: 172 pages
Price: £149.00

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Balanced Scorecards for Law firms

Author(s): John Sterling

Begin utilising a tool that will help you to dramatically improve focus, accountability and execution of strategy within your Law Firm

Publication date: Jun 2009
ISBN: 9781906355555
Length: 80 pages
Price: £199.00

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Brand Strategy and Management for Law Firms

Author(s): Sean Larkan

This report presents a comprehensive framework and guidelines for developing a brand strategy tailored to your firm.

Publication date: Nov 2012
ISBN: 9781908640536
Length: 132 pages
Price: £295.00

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Bridging the Gender Pay Gap in Law Firms

Author(s): Stephanie Hawthorne

This Special Report focuses on law firms' gender pay gaps with statistics from the top 50 law firms. This follows new UK government regulations that came into force in April 2017 which required statutory reporting of the gender pay gap for the first time. The report analyses what individual law firms are doing to fix the gender pay gap, including work allocation, mentoring, maternity support, parental leave, women lawyers’ networks with analysis from HR directors and lawyers.  This cutting edge report will be essential reading for law firm management and practitioners keen to understand the gender pay gap in law.

Publication date: Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781787422124
Length: 71 pages
Price: £45.00

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Building the Data-Driven Law Firm

Second Edition

Author(s): David Curle, Shilpa Bhandarkar, Doug Donahue, Phil Burdon, Joanne Frears, Silvia Bauer, Yolanda Cartusciello, Jaap Bosman, Paul Brook, Tom Spence, Mori Kabiri

Consulting editor(s): Alex Davies

This second edition of Building the Data-Driven Law Firm looks at how the use of data has become inextricably linked with the practice of law; how it can be utilized to the good, and the safeguards that must be put in place to mitigate the bad; how Big Data will revolutionize the way lawyers work, and the cases they will work on; and how new uses for data (including blockchain and the Internet of Things) will influence the law firm of the future. Bringing the book bang up to date, new content features how we can keep data secure in the changing world of work, how data can be used for business development and client satisfaction, the implications of data bias and data theft, and whether the way we use data is even useful anymore.

Publication date: Nov 2022
ISBN: 9781787429222
Length: 104 pages
Price: £149.00

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Building the Sustainable Law Firm: Developing and Implementing an ESG Strategy

Author(s): Robert van Beemen, Sophie Boyer Chammard

This Special Report looks at the business drivers for sustainability in law firms and offers a practical toolkit to guide law firms on their ESG journey. It discusses how the development of robust, long-term ESG initiatives can provide law firms with manifold benefits, including the opportunity to gain competitive advantage; attract, engage and retain clients and employees; increase value and service offerings to clients; and enter new markets. 

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428072
Length: 143 pages
Price: £125.00

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Law Firms

Author(s): Caroline Poynton

This vital new resource will provide you with the necessary tools to ensure that your firm is equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any business disruption, thereby preventing far-reaching repercussions on revenue, incoming work and reputation.

Publication date: Sep 2008
ISBN: 9781906355302
Length: 126 pages
Price: £295.00

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COLP and COFA: Compliance in Practice

Third Edition

Author(s): Tracey Calvert

It is a condition of authorisation that all SRA-authorised law firms must have a compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) and a compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA), and that these individuals must comply with regulatory duties imposed on them personally.

Now in its third edition, COLP and COFA: Compliance in Practice provides the role-holders, and anyone concerned with supporting the role-holders, with essential information about regulatory and ethical standards and compliance procedures that will support the achievement of these standards and facilitate a good working relationship with the SRA.

Publication date: Nov 2022
ISBN: 9781787429192
Length: 153 pages
Price: £149.00

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Client Listening:

Why it Pays and How to Do it

Author(s): Sally Dyson

Future-proof your firm by embedding client relationships, and anticipating client needs. 

Publication date: Mar 2013
ISBN: 9781908640987
Length: 100 pages
Price: £199.00

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Competitive Strategies for Mid-Sized Law Firms

Author(s): John Alber, Fred H Bartlit, Nancey L Watson, Mark Medice, John Sterling, Chris Austin, David Urbanik, Stuart Wilson, Charlotte Ogilvie

An in-depth examination of why and how mid-sized law firms are in a unique position to compete and go head-to-head with Big Law

Publication date: Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781783583782
Length: 122 pages
Price: £175.00

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Culture in Law Firms: Best Practices for Engagement and Retention in a Hybrid World

Author(s): Naomi Beard Nelson, Mary Ellen Connerty and Michelle Egan

Shaping Culture in Law Firms examines how this rapid shift has affected law firms, explores post-pandemic law firm management trends, and explains how law firm leaders can cultivate strong bonds within the firm and with clients, as well as retain and engage top talent. Crucial to all this is the integration of effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), well-being and engagement strategies.

This Special Report looks at the lessons learned during the pandemic and how they can help refine law firm management approaches.

Publication date: Mar 2024
ISBN: 9781787429284
Length: 128 pages
Price: £95.00

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Globe Law and Business and The Centre for Legal Leadership

This Special Report explores strategies for maximising inclusion and diversity in the legal profession both in-house and in private practice. The second edition has been fully updated to take into account the pandemic and the adverse impact this has had on diversity and inclusion, along with other developments and includes new chapters on belief, ageism, mental health and intersectionality. 

Publication date: Apr 2022
ISBN: 9781787428546
Length: 168 pages
Price: £95.00

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Effective Practice Group Leadership, Second Edition

Author(s): Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Susan Raridon Lambreth, Dr Larry Richard, Michael Roster, Jonathan Fortnam, Neil Lloyd, Norman K. Clark, Colin Jasper, Patrick J. McKenna, John Sterling, Hannah Beko

Consulting editor(s): Alex Davies

Law firm practice group leadership is not for the faint hearted. As firms compete increasingly at practice group level, leaders are being asked to run their groups like business units; to develop and implement a strategic plan that supports the goals and competitiveness of the firm; and to coordinate and lead their partners to enhance the efficiency, performance, and profitability of their groups. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this second edition of Effective Practice Group Leadership builds on the first with new insights and thought leadership. The book examines the position of the practice group leader (PGL) in law firms today, the challenges of the role, and the changes to it, innovations and how modern practice groups are changing, and demonstrates the enormous contribution PGLs can make to the profitability and performance of their law firms, when armed with the tools and the authority.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428690
Length: 120 pages
Price: £149.00

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Future Proofing Midsized Law Firms:

A Guide for Strategic and Innovation Leaders

Author(s): John Alber

Consultants who prowl the corridors of Midsize law firms have been offering gloomy advice for years. “Merge, grow, or die,” they say, as though there are only three alternatives for any business in this market that wishes to prepare for the future. The gloom has sharpened since the Great Recession.  Some pundits are now predicting that by 2035—in roughly 15 years—more than half of the traditional law firms in the Midsize market will no longer exist. Despite such pronouncements, however, the Midsize segment had its best year in a decade in 2018. 

That one good year notwithstanding, many Midsize firms are feeling the pressure. While Big Law firms crow about their commitment to innovation, most Midsize firms are still trying to figure out where they fit in the new legal landscape that is taking shape. Some have embraced the “merge, grow, or die” dictum, and are busy trying to expand in some manner. Many others are still studying the problem and taking the first tentative steps—appointing committees, for example, or designating partners to lead their efforts. The key descriptor for much of this activity seems to be innovation—hence, we see the multiplication of innovation committees, innovation partners, innovation initiatives, etc.

Publication date: May 2020
ISBN: 9781783583935
Length: 158 pages
Price: £199.00

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Good Governance in Law Firms

A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management Structures, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark on behalf of the International Bar Association

Good governance has become a critical condition for law firms of all sizes to meet the new, fast-moving opportunities of fast-changing markets for legal services — much more than just having a good partnership agreement.

With new insights and substantially updated guidance derived from the recent developments and disruptions of the past ten years, this second edition, published in association with the International Bar Association, concludes with an examination of emerging trends that will shape law firm governance in the future. It provides visionary, but entirely realistic, insights into how law firm governance will need to continue to adapt to new regulatory regimes for the legal profession, stress testing concepts and new alternative business structures.

Publication date: Apr 2023
ISBN: 9781787429345
Length: 315 pages
Price: £165.00

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Growth Strategies for the Modern Law Firm

Author(s): Ian Turvill, Angela Hickey, John Cahill, Jill Weber, Deepa Tharmaraj, Susan Pettit, David H. Freeman, Robert Pay, Andrew Hedley

Growth is an imperative for any successful business. Law firms facing rising costs, pricing pressure, and the need to invest in staff, resources, and service delivery are finding that growth is not as easy to achieve as formerly, and that market share must be wrestled from the competition. 

Publication date: Jul 2016
ISBN: 9781783582440
Length: 125 pages
Price: £141.34

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Handbook of Legal Tech

Consulting editor(s): Colin S. Levy

By reading and using the insights shared in this title, learn how to reconcile technology's inescapable presence with the fear of the unknown it often brings about. Edited by Colin S. Levy, a well-known legal tech influencer and advocate, Handbook of Legal Tech provides guidance from many of the leading figures within the legal tech space on the different parts of law practice being enhanced and improved by technology. Each chapter covers a key area of legal tech, including automation, contract management, blockchain, use of artificial intelligence, and legal analytics, and contains first-hand insights into the development and adoption of legal technology and actionable data around best uses for different types of legal technologies. Legal ethics and the future of legal tech are also explored.

Publication date: Jul 2023
ISBN: 9781787429673
Length: 244 pages
Price: £149.00

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How to Become the Firm of Choice

Author(s): Rob Lees, August Aquila

How do firms break out of the pack and put themselves in a position to enjoy sustained success? ​How to Become the Firm of Choice provides the answer: firms have to make an explicit decision to become “the firm of choice” in their chosen markets. And, in doing so, they must move their operations to the next level.

Publication date: Feb 2017
ISBN: 9781783582723
Length: 140 pages
Price: £55.00

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Innovations in Legal Project Management

Author(s): Aileen Leventon, Meredith Wise Mendes, Randall Brater, Katie Heilman, Byron S Kalogerou, Dennis J White, Todd Hutchison, Thomas Agostinelli, Kathleen Thompson, Kevin Bielawski, Lann Wasson, Sam Davenport, Brian Fanning

Harnessing legal project management as a strategy that is explicitly aligned to a law firm’s or legal department’s business objectives and culture.

Publication date: Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781783583522
Length: 102 pages
Price: £149.00

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LLP Conversion for Law Firms

Author(s): Nicholas Wright

Expert guidance and advice whether you are considering conversion or re-thinking your current LLP agreement

Publication date: Dec 2009
ISBN: 9781906355876
Length: 112 pages
Price: £199.00

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Law Firm Governance and Measurements of Success

Author(s): Peter Blair

Understand current law firm governance models, where they are going wrong and how they can be improved to secure sustainable growth

Publication date: Dec 2010
ISBN: 9781907787355
Length: 107 pages
Price: £199.00

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Law Firm Mergers: Lessons from Successful Strategic Combinations

Author(s): Kent M Zimmermann, John E Morris

Mergers and acquisitions of law firms of all sizes have become increasingly common as competition for talent and business intensifies and leading firms dominate the market in size and profitability. Lawyers and law firm leaders contemplating the future of their firms need to understand the changing dynamics of the market, and the ways in which mergers and other combinations may or may not help them fulfil their aspirations. Law Firm Mergers offers both law firm leaders and all partners a way to approach the issues, highlighting the best practices gleaned from successful combinations.

Publication date: May 2022
ISBN: 9781787428454
Length: 104 pages
Price: £95.00

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Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century:

Strategies for Success, Second Edition

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

The second edition of this practical title in Globe Law and Business’s series on the business of law offers up new ways to think about strategy and how to explore it in the context of a partnership. It 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. 

Publication date: Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781787423022
Length: 271 pages
Price: £95.00

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Lawyer Health and Wellbeing:

How the Legal Profession is Tackling Stress and Creating Resiliency

Author(s): Bree Buchanan, Emma Jones, Kate Dodd, Elizabeth Rimmer, Lubna Gem Arielle, Matt Dean, Kayleigh Leonie, Richard Collier, Paul Bennett, James Pereira

Recent years have witnessed growing concern internationally in wellbeing and mental health across the legal community, a shift reflected in a host of initiatives, networks, reports and research studies. Changes to working patterns, generational shifts, and an increased interest in overall wellbeing have contributed to a growing movement towards better working practices - across all industries but particularly in high pressure professions such as law.

Publication date: Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781783583904
Length: 152 pages
Price: £90.00

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Leadership for Lawyers

Essential Leadership Strategies for Law Firm Success, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Heidi K Gardner

This second edition, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Dr Heidi K Gardner on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the crucial elements of law firm leadership. New and updated chapters by prominent experts in the field include leading partners to collaborate; leading the M&A process and leadership succession.

Publication date: Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781787422865
Length: 197 pages
Price: £125.00

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Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms

Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD

The first report of its kind to provide in-depth strategic and tactical guidance on the application of Lean and Six Sigma in law firms.

Publication date: Jun 2014
ISBN: 9781783581115
Length: 140 pages
Price: £68.86

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Legal Operations in the Age of AI and Data

Consulting editor(s): Olga V. Mack, Humira Noorestani, and MbaMemme Onwudiwe

Legal Operations in the Age of AI and Data, edited by Olga V. Mack, Humira Noorestani, and MbaMemme Onwudiwe, takes readers on a journey into the heart of legal innovation, offering an unmissable opportunity to future-proof your legal expertize. The book combines the perfect blend of AI's cutting-edge capabilities with the nuanced world of legal practice, delivered through the innovative LegalOps 2.0 framework.

Combining both theory and practice from industry leaders, insight is provided from legal tech, in-house legal departments, law firms, and academia. Legal Operations in the Age of AI and Data is your guide to navigating the fast-evolving landscape of AI in the legal field with step-by-step practical guides on how to do so. 

Publication date: Apr 2024
ISBN: 9781837230099
Length: 400 pages
Price: £149.00

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Legal Practice in the Digital Age

Author(s): Paul Caddy, David Jackson, Tony Randle

Legal Practice in the Digital Age contains the hard-won insights lawyers and firms need to survive and thrive in the complex, post-pandemic age. It demonstrates how firms can embrace technological change, from taking a people-centric approach, to technology and innovation, to entrenching forward-thinking new mindsets into your firm’s DNA. This guide is filled with insightful case studies and practical tips to give your firm the edge it needs and make the changes necessary for future success.

Publication date: Mar 2023
ISBN: 9781787429314
Length: 474 pages
Price: £95.00

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Making Every Six Minutes Count

Author(s): Catrin Mills

Increase productivity, achieve greater success, manage work/life balance and improve profitability through effective time management

Publication date: Nov 2016
ISBN: 9781906355777
Length: 98 pages
Price: £105.10

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Managing Partner Performance

Strategies for Transforming Underperforming Partners

Author(s): Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Jonathan Middleburgh, Patrick J McKenna, Michael Roch, Ray D'Cruz, Steve Nelson, Joel Barolsky, Paula Davis, Graham Browning, Bree Buchanan, Chetna Bhatt, Jonathan Watmough, Krystal Champlin-Gerage, Jim Lawrence, Stephan Lucks, Martin Hill

Consulting editor(s): Nick Jarrett-Kerr and Jonathan Middleburgh

It is a strategic imperative for firms to remain competitive, adaptive, and capable of delivering high-quality legal services in today's complex business environment. Partner performance is a critical issue and will become more so in the coming years as AI threatens to replace or reposition underperforming employees. The dynamic and evolving nature of the legal profession, coupled with external factors such as technology, globalisation, and economic changes, underscores the importance of performance management for law firms.

Managing Partner Performance: Strategies for Transforming Underperforming Partners takes a comprehensive look at how to improve underperforming partners within the legal profession. It provides insight and practical solutions for law firm leaders committed to revitalising their teams and optimising organisational success. Structured into four parts, the book systematically diagnoses underperformance, its cause and effect, how to deal with underperforming partners, and how to proactively performance manage over the long-term.

Publication date: Jul 2024
ISBN: 9781837230259
Length: 200 pages
Price: £149.00

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Mentoring and Coaching for Lawyers:

Building Partnerships for Success

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman

This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores and challenges some of these assumptions. Featuring chapters by well-respected experts in the field of mentoring and coaching, chapters cover topics including leadership coaching for law firm leaders; mentoring and coaching for lawyers at various stages of their careers; and mentoring and coaching for successful onboarding of lawyers, among other topics.

Publication date: Oct 2014
ISBN: 9781909416413
Length: 214 pages
Price: £118.00

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Optimizing Practice Management

Driving Profitability and Market Position

Author(s): Susan Raridon Lambreth, Wendy Bernero

As law firms have grown larger and client problems have become increasingly complex, effective practice management has become the primary vehicle through which firms seek to deliver value to clients and differentiate themselves in a competitive market.

Optimizing Practice Management: Driving Profitability and Market Position is intended to help firm leadership work through all the critical aspects of structuring and implementing an effective and optimized practice management system.

Publication date: May 2015
ISBN: 9781783581979
Length: 166 pages
Price: £213.83

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Outcomes Focused Regulation:

Compliance in Practice, Third Edition

Author(s): Tracey Calvert, Bronwen Still

Fully revised and updated, the third edition of this essential handbook breaks down the regulatory changes into bite-sized portions and provides practical guidance to aid compliance.

Publication date: Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781783582464
Length: 196 pages
Price: £195.00

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Outsourcing of Core Legal Service Functions: How to Capitalise on Opportunities for Law Firms

Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark

Law firms of all sizes are discovering opportunities from outsourcing some of their core operating functions that have traditionally been performed in-house. This Special Report outlines a highly firm-specific approach to identify and prioritise the components of a business case for outsourcing, as well as in-depth examinations of three representative types of outsourced services that are available to law firms. It provides a step-by-step guide to a well-informed outsourcing decision as well as a roadmap for implementing it in a way that produces the best return on the law firm’s investment of management attention and resources.

Publication date: Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781787424104
Length: 128 pages
Price: £95.00

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Package, Position, Profit

How to Build a Legal Practice the 21st Century Wants to Buy

Author(s): Douglas McPherson

This book has been written to show you how to package and position your firm in a way that will allow you to profit from your efforts.

Publication date: Apr 2017
ISBN: 9781783582822
Length: 150 pages
Price: £50.00

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Partner Retirement in Law Firms: Strategies for Partners, Law Firms and Other Professional Services

Consulting editor(s): Ronnie Fox

Many professionals, especially those who own all or part of their firm, find it difficult to think about retirement. Partner Retirement in Law Firms is designed to help reduce procrastination and encourage proactive retirement planning. In this new Special Report, expert contributors provide tips and guidance for navigating the difficult aspects of retirement in the broad context of career planning. 

Publication date: Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781787423428
Length: 136 pages
Price: £95.00

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Partnership Agreements for Law Firms, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Nicholas Wright

Understand the practical, regulatory and ethical considerations that must be reflected in your partnership agreement. 

Publication date: Jul 2011
ISBN: 9781907787638
Length: 111 pages
Price: £199.00

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Performance Measurement for Law Firms

Author(s): Alan Hodgart

Increase firm profitability through effective performance measurement

Publication date: May 2011
ISBN: 9781907787317
Length: 91 pages
Price: £195.00

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Profitability in Law Firms

Insight and Analysis

Author(s): Toby Brown, Steven Campbell, Tim Corcoran, Mark Santiago, Shaun Jardine, Richard Brzakala, Stuart Dodds, Phil Nixon, Wayne Hassay, Madhav Srinivasan, Richard Martin, John McCarthy, Jack Kingston, Michelle Peters, Mitch Spradlin

Profitability – on the face of it – should be simple enough to determine. But once you start to lift the lid, there is much more than meets the eye. Profitability in Law Firms: Insight and Analysis provides practical and proven strategies for law firm leaders and managers who want to take their firms to the next level of performance and profitability.

How can they increase their profitability and efficiency without compromising their quality and reputation? How can they leverage the power of technology, data, and innovation to create value for their clients and themselves? Law firms are facing unprecedented challenges in the current financial climate and therefore need profitability strategies to survive and thrive in a competitive and changing market.

Publication date: Jan 2024
ISBN: 9781787429970
Length: 211 pages
Price: £149.00

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Project Management for Lawyers

Author(s): Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria

A structured approach to planning, pricing and managing legal work to boost profitability and deliver superior value to your clients

Publication date: Apr 2011
ISBN: 9781907787614
Length: 115 pages
Price: £141.34

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Rainmakers: Born or Bred

Second edition

Author(s): Patricia K. Gillette, Rebecca Harding

Rainmakers: Born or Bred is about changing the business development conversation and focusing on how remote working has impacted the way business opportunities can be cultivated and developed. The book explores the personal characteristics that are common in successful rainmakers – and what holds others back from achieving their true potential. The book advocates stripping away the negative associations many lawyers have with the “S” word – selling – as this is a crucial step in redefining our approach to business development. It explores the benefits to stepping out of the safety net of simply being a great lawyer – which is vital in today’s competitive market. Successful rainmakers know how to truly engage with clients, how to understand their business needs and challenges, and how to make their lives easier. This combination of skills attracts and builds sustainable, rewarding client relationships.

Publication date: Jan 2023
ISBN: 9781787429253
Length: 83 pages
Price: £75.00

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Recruiting and Retaining Lawyers:

Innovative Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain Legal Talent

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association

This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the opportunities and challenges for adopting effective recruitment, development and retention strategies. Featuring chapters by leading experts in the field, the topics covered include the new employer proposition, equipping partners with the skills and abilities to retain talent, working with legal search consultants, and ways to approach the recruitment and retention of talented people in first-generation law firms.

Publication date: Mar 2017
ISBN: 9781911078159
Length: 177 pages
Price: £138.00

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Redefining Matter Management

A Best Practice Guide to Improving Processes and Profitability

Author(s): Peter Bennett, Barbara J Boake, Toby Brown, Wendy Chang, Anthony Davis, Sally Dyson, Chad Ergun, Rick A Kathuria, Aileen Leventon, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Scott Rechtschaffen, Peter Lane Secor

A collection of real world case studies highlighting some of the most important achievements and ideas in matter management today.

Publication date: Dec 2017
ISBN: 9781783583140
Length: 134 pages
Price: £149.00

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Rise of the Legal COO, Second Edition

Author(s): Chris Bull, Laura McNair, Stephen Allen, Mark J. Masson, Paul Bennett, Patrick J. McKenna, Steve Nelson, Kate Boyd, David S. Schaefer, James G. Perkins, Kiran Scarr, Peter Blair, Kimberly A. Gardner, Ricarda Hauke, Andrew Keith, Jennifer P. Keller, Darren Mitchell, William Robins

With contributions from a number of current law firm COOs, alongside some of the most respected and sought-after consultants working in this space, this second edition of Rise of the Legal COO examines the scope and variety of the legal COO role, and how the challenges and demands of the position have altered as law firms have evolved. It contains updated chapters from the first edition, and several brand new chapters. There are also all-new, exclusive interviews with legal COOs from a variety of national and international firms.

Publication date: Jan 2023
ISBN: 9781787429468
Length: 159 pages
Price: £235.00

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Risk Management for Law Firms: 3rd Edition

Author(s): Frank Maher

Risk Management for Law Firms, 3rd Edition provides an in-depth analysis of key risk areas within the firm and aims to help firms meet new and emerging challenges with clear, practical examples.

Publication date: Jan 2009
ISBN: 9781906355418
Length: 102 pages
Price: £295.00

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Risk Management in Law Firms:

Mitigate Risk and Enhance Firm Success

Author(s): William Glynn, Niya Phiri, Alexia Howard, Simon Konsta, Nigel Miller, Simon Chester, Sandy Gill, Anousheh Bromfield, Charles Kuhn, Brian Rogers, Rebecca Atkinson, Frank Maher, Peter Noyce, Noah Fiedler, Tracey Calvert, Jamie Butler, Ruth Bonino, Chris Holme, Jessica Clay, Iain Miller, Lucinda Soon, Jonathon Bray

Risk Management in Law Firms brings together lawyers, consultants and other risk and compliance professionals to provide expert and practical guidance on essential risk management topics. Chapters cover risks relating to clients, internal operations and law and regulation, and address recent developments including issues arising from the shift to hybrid working, the increased focus on ESG and climate change, and the extended influence of clients through outside counsel guidelines.

Publication date: Oct 2022
ISBN: 9781787429161
Length: 195 pages
Price: £149.00

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Risk Management in Law Firms:

Strategies for Safeguarding the Future

Consulting editor(s): Hermann J Knott on behalf of the International Bar Association

This new book has been prepared by a number of well-known and authoritative authors, the majority of whom are from Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions, but with experience in civil law jurisdictions as well. Chapters address financial risks (which have been an important factor in recent collapses of law firms), risks brought by clients as well as risks associated with quality, conflict, hiring and practice integration procedures. 

Publication date: Sep 2014
ISBN: 9781909416444
Length: 303 pages
Price: £115.00

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Strategic Intelligence for Law Firms

Author(s): Zena Applebaum, John Alber, Peter Lane Secor, Jeffrey Asjes, Patrick Fuller, Mark Gediman, Annie Johnson, Mark Medice, Ed Walters, Jennifer Roberts

In today’s modern, techno-centric world with its endless supply of data, and the multitude of ways to collect and utilise it, intelligence has become the best tool for law firms when it comes to understanding client needs, offering quality value-oriented services, and garnering and retaining business. 



Publication date: Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781783582402
Length: 102 pages
Price: £149.00

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Strategic Planning for Law Firms

A Practical Roadmap Second Edition

Author(s): John Sterling

A workable, real-world strategic planning process that can be used in any firm. 

Publication date: Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781783583560
Length: 158 pages
Price: £149.00

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Strategies for Growth in Law Firms

Consulting editor(s): Gerard Tanja and Robert van Beemen - Venturis Consulting Group

Increasingly, international law firms are making it a strategic priority to expand their professional reach and enter new markets. Strategies for Growth in Law Firms provides in-depth insights, practical tools and case studies covering the methodologies, execution and implementation of growth strategies for law firms. In addition, it gives an overview of developments in the main international legal markets and of the different international growth strategies pursued by international law firms, the Big Four and alternative legal service providers.

Publication date: Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781787423664
Length: 249 pages
Price: £125.00

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Stress and Burnout in Law Firms: Leadership Challenges and Choices

Author(s): Lisa M Walker Johnson

This practical guide summons lawyers, leaders and managers to greater alertness about stress-producing factors in the workplace and to more effective applications of practical responses and methods in the special conditions and circumstances of the practice of law in today’s often intense and highly competitive environment. It is written expressly for professional colleagues who want to work together in common cause to bring greater awareness to wellness needs and to minimise excessive stress or distress in the legal workplace, positively impacting workplace culture, professional relationships, firm reputation, talent retention and profitability.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428607
Length: 224 pages
Price: £125.00

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Talent in the Legal Profession

How to Attract, Retain and Engage Top Talent

Author(s): Anne Harnetty, Jean-Baptiste Lebelle, Catherine McGregor, Patrick J McKenna, Victoria Cromwell, Charlotte Smith, Caroline Vanovermeire, Kathryn Rousin, Alice Boullier de Branche, Lara Selem, Rebecca Holdredge, Molly Peckman, Heather Suttie, Tara Waters, Robert Dudley, Chrissie Wolfe, Tea Hoffman, Becky Jo Morgan, Serena Brent, Sophia Margetts, Suhail Mayor

It makes good business, financial, and reputational sense to keep your best performing staff, but with the most extraordinary recruitment market in 40 years, now more than ever human capital needs nurturing if you believe that people are your greatest asset. The pandemic changed the way we work forever, and we need to reflect on what we learned during that time. What are the true causes of attrition? How do we understand what it is staff need in order to retain them in the business?

Talent in the Legal Profession: How to Attract, Retain and Engage Top Talent aims to answer these and many more questions. Looking at the perspectives of changing attitudes to the profession, an increasingly dynamic and diverse workforce, the impact of technology, and alternative forms of compensation, and how to future-proof the talent that already exists in your organization, the book is essential reading for anyone managing a legal team.


Publication date: Apr 2024
ISBN: 9781837230006
Length: 203 pages
Price: £149.00

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The Art of the Law Firm Merger

Author(s): Jeff Gillingham

The Art of the Law Firm Merger gives you a clear understanding of the merger process from start to finish including how and when to recognise the indicators that the merger is not in the best interests of your firm. It provides templates and methodologies that ensure the success of your chosen merger and that your primary goals are achieved.

Publication date: Mar 2009
ISBN: 9781906355470
Length: 100 pages
Price: £295.00

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The Business of Law:

Strategies for Success

Consulting editor(s): The International Bar Association

This high-level title, published in conjunction with the International Bar Association (IBA), brings together the expertise of IBA members and experienced practitioners to produce a practical guide to law firm management and building a successful business.

Publication date: Mar 2012
ISBN: 9781905783618
Length: 173 pages
Price: £124.00

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The Diversity Agenda:

Lessons and Guidance from the Legal Profession

Author(s): Wesley D. Bizzell, Rosalie Chamberlain, Ruth Grant, Karen Johnson-McKewan, Sharon E. Jones, Charlotte Ogilvie, Todd Sears, Yasmin Sheikh, Daniel K. Winterfeldt

The Diversity Agenda offers effective solutions to those endeavoring to maximize their firm’s potential through the benefits diversification can bring. 

Publication date: Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781783583263
Length: 106 pages
Price: £149.00

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The Handbook for Legal Innovation

Author(s): Nicola Shaver

Although legal innovation is critical for law firms, with clients pushing for more efficient, cost-effective, and automated services, very little has been written about how to drive successful enterprise-wide transformation efforts. As innovation and legal operations functions proliferate globally, Nicola Shaver has written the first definitive book to guide legal professionals through setting up an effective innovation function and driving successful culture change and initiatives across a legal organization.

In The Handbook for Legal Innovation, Shaver, the 2020 ILTA Legal Innovation Leader of the Year and a College of Law Practice Management Fellow, outlines how to set up an effective strategy for innovation, provides practical guides for conducting current-state audits, establishes frameworks to help identify project priorities, and outlines how to build and grow the right team. With 20 years of experience in the legal industry, including a decade each of practicing law and driving innovation initiatives in large legal organizations, Shaver draws upon her experience as well as broad industry knowledge to inform this practical guide.

Publication date: May 2023
ISBN: 9781787429130
Length: 294 pages
Price: £75.00

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Process Improvement

Author(s): Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, Kim R Craig, Andrew M Baker, Tim Hanson, Simon Thompson, Robert Millard, Chris Bull, Lann Wasson, Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria, Antony Smith, Scott Rechtschaffen, Stephanie Kimbro

This report is a practical guide on legal process improvement. It explains how to map, analyse and optimise processes to ensure greater efficiency and client value, while also improving a firm’s bottom line.

Publication date: Dec 2014
ISBN: 9781783581795
Length: 98 pages
Price: £141.34

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Project Management

Author(s): Jim Hassett, Karen Dalton, John Duggan, Helen Bunker, Barbara J Boake, Rick A Kathuria, Antony Smith, Zena Applebaum, Lann Wasson, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD

The Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Project Management is an invaluable asset for any firm looking to capitalise on the strategic gap in the market; whether it be through introducing the fundamentals of LPM, or by bolstering existing functions to incorporate process improvements and to support Knowledge Management initiatives.

Publication date: Feb 2017
ISBN: 9781783582761
Length: 110 pages
Price: £239.00

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The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Practice Management

Second Edition

Author(s): Viv Williams, John Sterling, Patrick J. McKenna, David H. Freeman, Chrissie Lightfoot, Andrew Hedley, Adam Billing, Robert Pay, Heidi K. Gardner, Danny Ertel, Lisa B. Horowitz, Arthur G. Greene, Patricia Wheatley Burt, Harry P. Trueheart, Patrick J Lamb, Toby Brown, Vincent Cordo, V. Mary Abraham, Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, John Alber, Clare Adshead-Grant

This new and updated edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Practice Management provides law firm leaders with the very latest guidance and market knowledge on how to improve and refine current management strategies in order to thrive and compete in today's legal marketplace.

Publication date: Dec 2015
ISBN: 9781783582235
Length: 476 pages
Price: £68.86

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The Partner Remuneration Handbook:

A Guide to Compensation in Law and Other Professional Service Firms

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Author(s): Michael Roch, Ray D'Cruz

In The Partner Remuneration Handbook, Michael Roch and Ray D’Cruz provide guidance for senior partners, managing partners, partnership boards, remuneration committees and others involved in the partner compensation process (department heads, CFOs, HRDs), on designing effective profit-sharing systems, reaching fair reward decisions efficiently and implementing motivating contribution management processes.

Publication date: Aug 2022
ISBN: 9781787428485
Length: 383 pages
Price: £225.00

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The People Who Run Law Firms: Lessons Learned from Law Firm Leaders

Consulting editor(s): Bill Knight, OBE

This Special Report contains candid interviews with managing and senior partners of law firms large and small, from Europe and the City to the high street and Africa. By lawyers, for lawyers, it tells personal stories about their pathways to the law and gives their views on clients, management, the role of lawyers in society and the issues of the day. It will provide lasting and critical insights into the profession at this time of change and disruption.

Publication date: Jun 2021
ISBN: 9781787424623
Length: 108 pages
Price: £85.00

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The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms

Author(s): Catherine Hart, Lucy Hall, Clare Harman Clark, Amy Grunske, Rebecca Atkinson, Anne Macdonald, Rachel Brushfield, Hayley Geffin, Amy Monaghan, Tammy Heydenrych, Tom Evans, Nina Gramcko, Claire Shasha, Rebecca Holdredge

The Rise of Specialist Career Paths in Law Firms is the essential guide to the plethora of career opportunities available in law firms beyond traditional fee earning. It covers more established roles such as the professional support lawyer and pro bono professional, and new, emerging career paths, including in innovation and legal operations, as well as roles that will become available in the future. Written by experts with lived experience performing these roles, chapters provide information and insights into the different opportunities available, the skills needed to thrive in these positions, the responsibilities they entail, and how to build careers in these spaces.

Publication date: Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781787428720
Length: 125 pages
Price: £149.00

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The Strategic Law Firm

Author(s): Duncan Hart

Capitalise on your firm’s core strengths through the development of a coherent business strategy for success

Publication date: Nov 2010
ISBN: 9781907787263
Length: 143 pages
Price: £199.00

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Thriving in a Multi-generational Law Firm: How to Increase Communication and Collaboration Among Lawyers

Author(s): Pamela DeNeuve, John Grimley

This Special Report identifies the conflicts between the different generations currently working in law firms, which, if they continue on their current trajectory, will compromise the long-held traditions and culture within the legal profession. It will address how generational differences set up conflicts between colleagues and will promote different ways to create positive change and harmony within firms. It contains a key analysis of why associates leave, the cost of turnover (which is in the billions of dollars), and what law firms can do to increase retention and productivity.  

Publication date: Nov 2021
ISBN: 9781787425101
Length: 111 pages
Price: £85.00

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate

A Blueprint for the Law Firm of the Future

Author(s): Darryl Cooke

This book will show you how to reinvent yourself to create a culture that encourages and spawns innovation at every level, both on the micro and macro levels. It leads you through the creation of the infrastructure that is necessary to encourage creativity and that is unique to law firms.

Publication date: May 2019
ISBN: 9781787422483
Length: 183 pages
Price: £65.00

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