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Category: Managing Partner Forum

Succession planning – how do you prepare for when a key worker leaves?

Claire Morley-Jones is the founder of HR180, a leading advisory firm that helps businesses with all aspects of people management and development. She recently delivered a talk on succession planning to the Managing Partners’ Forum and here she shares

Do professional firms need non-executive directors? How relevant is board governance to a firm?

Calum Lynch, is responsible for Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services team outside of London.  He recently spoke at the Leeds Managing Partners’ Forum, discussing risk management in professional services firms.  This blog picks out some

Do unproductive, older legal partners earn the same as major rainmakers?

Guest blog by Peter Smart, Yorkshire head of Managing Partners’ Forum Well, our most recent breakfast meeting created some debate! Benjamin Viney, researcher and author of BDO’s Partner Pay and Performance 2013, compared legal partners’ earnings

Are there too many lawyers? And are law firms ‘cheating’ on the figures to kid themselves?

David Thurkettle of PwC gave his usual thought provoking analysis of trends in law firms from PwC’s Law firms’ survey 2012. I had introduced his session, saying that my own view of the legal market is that it is still very tough, quite patchy and

Keeping employees motivated during challenging times

The first challenge we had as a group was ‘how do you define ‘engaged employees’?’ This was clearly a new concept to many around the table. The consensus was that engaged employees feel involved in the business, have a clear idea about where