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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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The reason why NOW is the right time to start working on your business case for partner

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the tenth and final lesson; starting working towards your partner …

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Treat your practice like a business if you want to get to partner

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner. In this blog post I am going to share the eighth lesson; treat your practice like a business. Profit …

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