People Management(HR)

Q&A: Trevor Withane – “What we’re trying to do is make the lives of our lawyers easier so they stay working for us.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] May 15, 2022

In the first of a two-part Q&A, Trevor Withane, founder and principal of Ironbridge Legal, explains how he has created a thriving boutique litigation and insolvency law firm in Australia and why people and culture are the keys to that success. You’re a proud Briton running a young firm that is quickly making its mark […]

IT support teams on an Adventure in Wonderland

[Australasian Law Management Journal,People Management(HR),Technology] May 12, 2022

The story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, features a cast of characters that Alice meets on her journey which have captivated imaginations for many years and kept us curious. In this article, Mark Andrews explores the ideas of curiosity, learning and adaption as he considers the implications of technology developments on IT […]

Retaining talent during the Great Resignation

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

Law firms that communicate with their employees about what they want from work and put in place smart strategies to deliver workplace promises will have a huge advantage in attracting and retaining the best talent, writes Daljit Singh. We are hearing a lot about the Great Resignation, with reports of law firms in a number […]

Q&A: Catherine Henry – “The senior leadership team agrees that we are not a law firm that employs people; we are a people firm that employs lawyers.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] March 13, 2022

In our Q&A, Catherine Henry, founder of Catherine Henry Lawyers, explains the satisfaction she gets from assisting clients in the health and aged care space, why it is so crucial to provide outstanding legal services to regional areas, and how bringing in a CEO and advisory board has transformed her firm.   How did you […]

Getting your team ‘on the balcony’ to promote adaptability

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

Dogmatic rather than pragmatic leadership will prevent law firms from adjusting to the changing circumstances in the legal market, but incorporating more reflective time into day-to-day operations can make a difference, writes Keegan Luiters. Thomson Reuters Institute’s 2021 report on the State of the Legal Market in Australia speaks to the experience of many lawyers. […]

Latest news – Cybersecurity training shortfall; CEOs upbeat on economy; ‘Candidate ghosting’ on rise

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Technology] March 4, 2022

Survey highlights cybersecurity training gap Just over half of all employees in the legal service industry have had no cybersecurity training from their current employer, according to a new survey. The study from NordLocker. which surveyed about 1500 legal professionals, showed that 51 per cent of staff had not received such training, despite 83 per […]

Developing the mindsets and skills of lawyers for the age of AI

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Technology] January 13, 2022

To ensure that employees of law firms are prepared mentally and practically for an era in which artificial intelligence will come to the fore, law firm leaders need to foster a culture and activities that help them learn and adapt, writes Daljit Singh. My article in the September issue of ALMJ looked at how artificial […]

‘The Great Resignation’ is a moment of truth for law firms

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

In the post-pandemic world, law firms that can’t maintain or build trust with employees and clients can expect an exodus that will shake the foundations of their businesses, writes Trish Carroll. “The Great Resignation”. Google those three words and you’ll get 1,560,000,000 results in 0.52 seconds. Those three words are sending shivers down the spines […]

Latest news – Report highlights impact of legal profession; COVID-19 leaves lawyers exhausted; Flexibility the new norm

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR)] November 12, 2021

Law Council report corrects perception of lawyers A new report released by the Law Council of Australia articulates the contribution lawyers make to the community and addresses misconceptions regarding the profession. “Every day I speak with lawyers who are making a real difference in the lives of Australians without expecting any recognition,” Law Council of […]

New mindsets and skills for lawyers for the age of AI

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] September 3, 2021

Old ways of thinking will not cut it for law firm leaders at a time when artificial intelligence is changing the legal landscape, while new skills such as curiosity and creativity will separate the best leaders from the pack, writes Daljit Singh. Several forces, including rapid technology advances and changing client needs, have led to […]