People Management(HR)

How to stay virtually productive during COVID-19 and beyond

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

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, […]

Want to stay on top? It’s time to take your leadership development vertical

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] March 3, 2020

In a fast-changing business world, it is no longer enough for our leaders to simply take their firms along the same tried-and-true path when the focus should be on providing real guidance that helps those enterprises navigate a different route, writes Keegan Luiters. A 2017 report from professional services firm BDO states that the “almost […]

Q&A: Carly Stebbing – “The bigger firms have more to be concerned about than smaller firms in this technological era”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] February 28, 2020

In our Q&A, Resolution123 founder and principal Carly Stebbing discusses her passion for helping employees access affordable legal justice; how she encourages a culture of innovation at her firm; and why she thinks smaller firms are well placed to thrive as technology disrupts the legal sector. Your employment law firm represents employees only. How is […]

Latest news – Regulatory boom a money-maker; Systems issues a bugbear; Don’t miss survey deadline

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Technology] February 24, 2020

Regulatory advice a windfall for top-tier firms Revenue from regulatory advice looks set to be the big money earner for some of the biggest Australian law firms in 2020, according to the 2020 round of the Financial Review Law Partnership Survey. On the back of a strong year in 2019 for such regulatory advice following […]

The big risk factors with flexible working – and how to manage them

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Compliance & Risk Management,General Management,People Management(HR)] February 16, 2020

Workplace flexibility has become a seemingly non-negotiable offering for employees in the legal services sector, but this trend comes with risks that have to be addressed or mitigated through smart management, writes Merinda Timpany. In the year 2020, management teams understand that workplaces need to offer flexible working options to our people. This is especially […]

How collaboration and contra can pay off for smart law firms

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR)] January 13, 2020

A modern twist on contra deals, whereby knowledge-sharing and assisting other law firms becomes the norm, is a viable way for businesses to improve their bottom line and enhance innovation, writes Catherine Brooks. I recently went to my local hairdresser and begged her to fit me in for a last-minute appointment as I managed to […]

Latest news – Recruitment on agenda; Mind your language; Cyber smarts lacking

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Technology] December 26, 2019

Companies, firms to expand legal teams There are promising signs on the legal recruitment front in the United States. According to staffing firm Robert Half’s State of Legal Hiring research, more than half of American-based lawyers (54 per cent) said their company or law firm will expand its legal team in the first half of […]

Mastering the art of conversation a must for good leaders

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] November 27, 2019

Engaging in quality conversations with team members can improve the performance of staff and the profitability of the firm, but remember that the types of conversations you have can vary dramatically depending on the particular person and their experience, writes Keegan Luiters. The scope of responsibility of leaders in law firms generally includes (and exceeds) […]