How to create your partner business plan in 5 easy steps
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How to create your partner business plan in 5 easy steps

One of the partner business plan tools we use with our small firm clients is the STAGe model. This is widely used to create 3-year or 12-month business plans for them. The good news is that it is versatile enough to help you create your 3-year partner business plan or 12-month partner business plan or vision…

Create a cast-iron Business Case for partnership – your definitive guide
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Create a cast-iron Business Case for partnership – your definitive guide

Creating a persuasive and cast-iron Business Case for partnership in your law firm, consulting firm, Big 4, Accounting Firm or Magic Circle firm is probably the hardest part of making it through Partner Track into the partnership. In fact, the question we are most asked by senior managers, directors, and senior associates is how to…

What needs to go in the 12-month marketing plan for your business case for partner
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What needs to go in the 12-month marketing plan for your business case for partner

A key component of a partnership business case is the 12-month marketing and business development plan. This is where you set out exactly what you will do, in terms of marketing and business development, to achieve the promise of your partnership business case. In this article, I explore what should be included in the 12-month…

10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel
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10 tips to ace your presentation to your partnership selection panel

Part of your firm’s partnership admission process in your journey to make partner will probably involve a presentation of your business case and personal case for partnership to a selection of partners. These partners are typically some of the most influential in the partnership. Nerve-wracking stuff! This blog post will give you ten tips to…

Partnership admissions process: what is involved?
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Partnership admissions process: what is involved?

The partnership admission process is shrouded in mystery. What is the process? What actually happens at an assessment centre? Is it the same in every firm? While this mystique helps to keep this esteemed partner image behind the curtain, the problem with mystery is that it often elicits fear. How can you prepare for something…

7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process
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7 biggest mistakes candidates make with the partnership admissions process

“Why haven’t I made partner yet?” “What made my colleague get partner over me?” “Why can’t I seem to make it through the partnership admissions process?” These three questions are ones that I hear time and time again from lawyers, accountants, and consultants who don’t make it through the partnership admissions process. While it’s true…

The 3 questions your Business Case for partnership needs to answer if you are to be successful
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The 3 questions your Business Case for partnership needs to answer if you are to be successful

If you will make partner (or even director in some firms) you will need a persuasive Business Case. After all, not many partnerships are prepared to give up a slice of their profits to someone who is just a ‘good pair of hands’ or a trusted team member. The problem is that (as far as…

Make partner in a UK law firm – 9 tips for busy senior associates
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Make partner in a UK law firm – 9 tips for busy senior associates

In the last few years, I have been working with a number of senior associates looking to make partner in UK law firms. These tips on how to make partner in a UK law firm come directly through helping them to make partner.  Of course, the advice will be very similar wherever you are in…

How to be on your A-game during your partnership panel interview
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How to be on your A-game during your partnership panel interview

Most firms will put all of their partner candidates through a gruelling series of interviews to assess whether they are mentally, personally and professionally committed to making partner. This makes them an absolutely essential part of the partnership admissions process. Even if you look good on paper, it is vital that you are on your…

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