MPF/FT report “Lessons for law firms: Putting clients at the heart of your management”

Posted on: August 10, 2011

This report by the Managing Partners Forum and the Financial Times was published in June – and was then the subject of a national roadshow – and you can download it here: The purpose of the on-line research into the views of 433 people (17% CEO/chairs of companies and 10% Managing/Senior Partners) was to track the […]

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Accountancy Age Best Practice Conference – June 2011

Posted on: June 27, 2011

Having recently attended Netlaw’s Key strategies for law firms conference I was keen to see whether the accountants were concerned with the same issues. Chatham House rules were in place for this event so it is not possible to attribute the comments to particular individuals but amongst the speakers were: Gavin Hinks (Editor of Accountancy […]

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Law Firm Strategy – Are law firm leaders in denial about the perfect storm or hanging on for the final big catch?

Posted on: May 6, 2011

An article on law firm strategy written recently by myself (Kim Tasso, management consultant in professional services) and Roger Bell (a strategy consultant for listed companies). Please note that the George Clooney references were my idea ! Whilst the media focuses on the latest development in the onslaught of change facing the profession, it is easy […]

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Fortress equity or successful succession?

Posted on: November 24, 2008

Succession is one of those persistent and serious problems in the professions but, with the inevitable staff cuts that are taking place as a result of the economic turmoil, is one that has temporarily been forgotten. But it is sure to emerge again in an even bigger and uglier version in the not too distant […]

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Law firm managing partners consider partner appraisals

Posted on: June 4, 2008

Last night I joined one of my long standing accountancy clients – haysmacintyre – when they hosted an informal dinner at the Institute of Directors for managing partners of small and medium sized law firms with speaker Phil Gott ( talking on the subject of partner appraisals. It was a fascinating discussion and I regret […]

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