General Management

Latest news – Sexual harassment targeted; Salary snapshot for lawyers; Commerce, insurance lawyers in demand

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] December 29, 2020

National Action Plan to cut sexual harassment Eliminating sexual harassment in the legal profession is part of the Law Council’s long-running commitment to inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. The recent release of the National Action Plan to Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Australian Legal Profession (NAP) heralds the start of a united and coordinated process […]

10 takeaway lessons from the World Masters webinar series

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Strategy & Leadership] December 28, 2020

In the second of a two-part article, we report on the recent World Masters of Law Firm Management webinar series and the key lessons that emerged for law firms as they start planning for 2021. The World Masters webinars consisted of five sessions covering:  1. Strategic overview (Joel Barolsky – Barolsky Advisors) 2. Pricing (Colin […]

10 takeaway lessons from the World Masters webinar series

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] December 7, 2020

In the first of a two-part article, we report on the recent World Masters of Law Firm Management webinar series and the key lessons that emerged for law firms as they start planning for 2021. The World Masters webinars consisted of five sessions covering: 1. Strategic overview (Joel Barolsky – Barolsky Advisors) 2. Pricing (Colin […]

Fixed v flex – focus on balancing your workload and ‘lifeload’ in 2021

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] November 28, 2020

As the world (hopefully) discovers an effective vaccine and emerges from the coronavirus crisis in 2021, law firms should ramp up rather than scale back internal conversations about the importance of balancing work and life, writes Leonie Green. In our workforce planning for 2021, we need to consider what we have learned during 2020 about […]

Web marketing at top of the list for firms’ information delivery

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership]

Now is a great time to reset the profit strategies of law firms – and one of the best places to start is by keeping clients and other stakeholders informed about things that matter, writes Rob Knowsley. The pandemic has dominated the landscape and practice-management writings for too long. I suspect we’re all getting tired […]

Latest news – Strong pandemic profits; Law societies impress; ‘Attractive’ firms named

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] November 26, 2020

Most Aussie firms defy COVID-19 downturn A new report reveals that most Australian law firms have successfully combatted the disruption and financial pain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest CommBank Legal Market Pulse reports a mean profit increase of 7 per cent across the sector this year. A further boost of 5.5 per cent is expected […]

Q&A: Annette English – “Anyone who is doing the same thing they were doing 15 years ago I do not believe will survive the coming changes”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] October 30, 2020

In our Q&A, Morgan + English Commercial Lawyers’ managing partner Annette English explains how COVID-19 has underlined some of the strengths of the firm’s innovative model; why she and her team have been so committed to embracing technology innovations; and how juggling multiple businesses and board roles is delivering great opportunities and networks. With your […]

In a VUCA world, leaders must know they don’t have all the answers

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

Legal practices that have been effective and sufficient in the past risk becoming ineffective and inefficient as a result of COVID-19-related changes unless their leaders can let go of being the experts, writes Keegan Luiters. You may be familiar with the acronym VUCA. It stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. The term has been […]

Risk training – you have to do it, but are you wasting your time and money?

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

There is a clear role for risk-management training to contribute to better performance and culture within law firms, but it has to be part of a broader risk and compliance framework, writes Annette Beashel. There is a lot of money, time and effort being spent on risk training for law firms. Most continuing legal education […]

Latest news – In-house counsel key to COVID-19 response; Top-tier firms in mental health initiative; Positives among pandemic gloom

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Corporations turn to in-house counsel during pandemic A new report from legal recruitment firm Taylor Root indicates that corporations are relying heavily on their legal departments during COVID-19. The 2020 Global In-House Market Report & COVID-19 Impact Survey found that 66 per cent of the general counsel/heads of legal respondents were actively involved with crisis […]