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Your top six priorities when you are successful in the partnership admissions vote

Firstly, well done for making it to partner! You have probably made the biggest and toughest step up you are ever going to do in your career. In the few months before your appointment to partner becomes permanent you have some essential activities to see to. In this article, I examine your top 6 priorities. There …

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How to build a strong and positive relationship with your Sponsoring Partner

Your Sponsoring Partner is the person who recommends you for partnership, he or she is a crucial member of your support team. If this relationship has broken down or is weak, your partnership ambitions may be effectively blocked at your firm. This is the most important person you need in your corner. Don’t have your …

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Creating a business case for partnership in a Big 4 firm? Don’t fall into this trap

Given how hard it is to make partner in a Big 4 firm, you can be forgiven for making this mistake. Creating the perfect Big 4 business case for partner (or director) will take a significant amount of your time. However, this mistake scuppered one of our client’s admission to partnership last year. Read on …

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3 reasons your very strong business case for partnership was rejected

Over the last few years a few of my clients have been rejected at the final hurdle for partner. Often through no direct fault of their own. In this blog post I examine 3 reasons why your very strong business case for partnership was not enough to make partner this time around. Firm politics This …

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What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership?

The partner track process will assess both your personal case and business case for partnership. The Big 4 and large law firms will typically assessed formally both your personal and business case. However, the smaller or mid-tier firms may only formally assess your business case. The personal case will be assessed informally.  The thing is …

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What do you need to show to your partners, apart from financials, that you are ready for partnership?

In our regular ‘how to become a member of the club’ webinar, that I run with John Moss, we answered a great question: What are my partners expecting me to deliver, part from the financials? Here is how John and I answered this question: Heather: We covered this quite a bit on the webinar, so let …

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