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Q&A: Stipe Vuleta – “It’s hard not to be motivated to do the job when you put positive energy out there and everybody in the organisation gives it back 10-fold.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] May 30, 2020

In our Q&A, Chamberlains Law Firm managing director Stipe Vuleta outlines the pressures and rewards of being a younger business leader; he tells us how his firm takes a unique approach to recruitment and retention; and he explains why he views the debate between value-based and fixed-fee pricing as superficial. At 30, you are one […]

Home truths for all after ransomware attack hits celebrity law firm

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Compliance & Risk Management,General Management,Technology] May 28, 2020

A potentially costly ransomware attack on a major American law firm is a reminder for all firms to educate their employees about cyber risks at a time when more people are working on unsecured home networks during the COVID-19 crisis, writes Simone Herbert-Lowe. In recent months, the media has reported extensively on cyberattacks targeting companies […]

A better way – how to build a framework for the conscious law firm

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership]

In the third and final part of a series*, Dr Christian Duperouzel explains how law firms can develop a structure for creating a conscious law firm that enriches stakeholders and puts the focus on serving a higher purpose rather than simply making profits. So what might a conscious law firm look like? This section of […]

The times are a-changin’ with COVID-19 – and law firms show they can adapt

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership]

During the past few months, lawyers and their teams have been forced to make significant changes to the way they work on a day-to-day basis because of the COVID-19 crisis, but is this just a temporary hiatus in change resistance for the profession? Mark Andrews urges firms to think about change beyond the pandemic. Change […]

Latest news – Legal services cash coup; Revenue fall for US law firms; Pandemic helps work-life balance

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] May 27, 2020

Funding boost to aid frontline legal services The Australian Government’s additional $63.3 million injection of funds for frontline legal services to support people impacted by COVID-19 is greatly appreciated by the Law Council of Australia. The Government has earmarked $20 million for domestic violence, $29.8 million for tenancy disputes, insurance, credit and debt-related problems and […]

Q&A: Andrew Lacey – “There is no space for layers of management and what I would call ‘light-touch lawyering’.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] April 29, 2020

In our Q&A, McCabe Curwood managing principal Andrew Lacey outlines how his firm is preparing for the fight against COVID-19; the challenges it has faced following a merger just over two years ago; and why his staff no longer have to wear a suit and tie every day. How is McCabe Curwood responding to the […]

Is Covid-19 the mother of all disruptors for the legal profession?

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership]

In an effort to understand the long-term changes that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the legal profession, Trish Carroll taps into the minds of final-year law students and also ponders what the fallout will mean for lawyers’ engagement with clients. Who would have thought Plato’s view in Republic in 375BC about “necessity being the […]

How to stay virtually productive during COVID-19 and beyond

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership]

With so many employees now working from home, firms must ensure that their teams can actually use the collaboration tools that have long been at their disposal, while eliminating productivity-draining activities that distract staff members from their real jobs, writes Dermot Crowley. The past couple of months has completely changed where, and how, we all […]

Use COVID-19 lessons to positively influence your leadership

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized]

The decisive actions of some political leaders and the fallout for many firms from COVID-19 has challenged many business assumptions and provided lessons and inspiration for law firms as they seek to emerge from the pandemic with new and better ways of operating for employees and clients, writes Keegan Luiters. During the global financial crisis […]

Latest news – ‘Anxiety’ the big issue during COVID-19; AGM contingency plans urged; Use of AI tech still ‘low’

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Technology] April 27, 2020

Anxiety, isolation the big tests for lawyers during pandemic A new American study suggests that anxiety and isolation are more significant issues for legal professionals than technology-related challenges as they adjust to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Loeb Leadership report, called Law Firms’ Adaption to Remote Working, sought responses from 200 managing partners, […]