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Optimising your law firm with Microsoft 365

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Technology,Uncategorized] July 15, 2021

As law firms seek to solve workflow issues through the use of legal technology, it makes sense for them to better use tools with which they are already familiar, but which they probably haven’t been using to their full advantage, writes Graeme Grovum. Selecting legal technology for law firms can sometimes seem like dying of […]

Time for firms to have a rethink on lawyer competence

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] April 30, 2021

Law firms need to start considering the competence of their lawyers in a way that goes beyond mere technical skills to include equally important factors such as their wellbeing and stability at home, writes Jordan Furlong. Suppose that a person has obtained a law degree from a recognized and accredited law school. Suppose further that […]

Learning and development 2021 – breaking it down and building us up

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Uncategorized] February 20, 2021

As the year unfolds, firms should be flexible with their learning and development planning and ensure that they listen to feedback and adapt and improve any initiatives along the way, writes Leonie Green.   My daughter recently started high school. I had expected a bit of an adjustment in the first week or two, but […]

World Masters – why law firms should ‘reimagine’ their future during COVID-19

[Uncategorized] October 30, 2020

In the first session of the new World Masters Webinar Series, leading law firm consultant Joel Barolsky explains why leaders should use the COVID-19 crisis as a time to challenge their business model and potentially pursue growth opportunities, rather than going into hibernation. As a long-standing consultant to legal practices, Joel Barolsky has watched with […]

What does your firm’s balance sheet tell you?

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

In an effort to increase the net worth of their law firm, smart partners should be paying more attention to five important intangible assets on their often-neglected balance sheet, writes Joel Barolsky. Law firm partners pay a lot of attention to their firm’s profit and loss statements, but they tend to glance over the asset […]

Use COVID-19 lessons to positively influence your leadership

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

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 […]

Stick to the fundamentals and your firm can become – and remain – viable

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] March 26, 2020

Many legal practices become unviable because the principals to do not adequately understand the need for genuine profitability and liquidity, but they can turn it around by focusing on some simple fundamentals, writes Rob Knowsley. The viability of legal practice is again the flavour of the month. Lawyers are often counselled to look hard at […]

The conscious law firm – and the fascinating cases of Marque Lawyers and Hive Legal

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] March 3, 2020

In the second part of a three-part series, Dr Christian Duperouzel continues his examination of the notion of conscious capitalism and how two boutique Australian law firms have achieved success by moving away from conventional rules and practices.   Marque Lawyers is a Sydney-based law firm that was established in 2008 after a number of […]

Q&A: Zinta Harris – “I want to live my life well, both inside and outside the law.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] February 4, 2020

In this Q&A, Resolve Estate Law principal Zinta Harris explains how she is trying to change the approach to contested estates law, and why she renamed her successful former firm as part of a rebranding initiative. You have been vocal in calling for a change to the traditional approach to contested estates law that can […]

Q&A: Brendan Bateman – “I can tell you that our sustainability commitment is seen as a strategic part of the firm’s vision.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] December 26, 2019

In this Q&A, Brendan Bateman, co-chair of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) and partner in the Environment & Planning Group at Clayton Utz, explains how law firms can start their sustainability journey; what issues are on the radar; and why business travel remains a headache for environmentally conscious law firms. You have a key […]