Whether you’re a new graduate or the CEO, starting a new job can be daunting even for the most confident person. As the saying goes, ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression’ and your first day on the job can potentially have a huge bearing on how you are perceived by your colleagues from then on.
Many legal practices see the search and discovery as a tedious, costly necessity. Today, with manual procedures still holding sway, it is often complex and time-consuming but its importance in establishing the facts of the matter mean that it is critical to the success of any legal case – and as such, like a lingering back pain has become something firms have learnt to put up with.
In my previous blogs I highlighted the challenges of the current flexible working recruitment market as well as the reasons why a 2 page traditional CV can be problematic for individuals with a broad and varied skillset.
From the code of Hammurabi through the Magna Carta and centuries of Juris Prudence, the legal profession has always been a highly conservative one. This is only natural considering that its foundations are built upon following established precedents and fact-based arguments.
The relationship has changed between law firms and their clients. Following the 2008 financial crisis, law firm clients are hiring legal operations officers whose main role is to manage the relationship with outside counsel and ensure “value for money”.
This month, LPM magazine looks at the uncertain future of the SME legal market – from pricing, recruitment and retention to cybersecurity, regulation and technology. We’ve got it all covered in our LPM conference 2016 report, with added insight from speakers and delegates who presented/attended.
A huge thank you to all those that took part in our salary survey during February and March, we received an overwhelming response this year with just under 1,000 professionals taking part from our network of contacts and ILFM members currently working within accounts teams of Central London Law Firms.
Due diligence is a time consuming necessity in every deal. It’s essential for assessing risk and for strategically structuring transactions, and gives buyers and sellers a clear view of their position.