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How to not get overwhelmed when planning to go from senior manager to partner

How do you not get overwhelmed when planning your career goal from senior manager to partner? Planning to get to the next stage of your career can be overwhelming, especially when you are on a track from being a senior manager to partner. So how do you not get overwhelmed? How do you handle the …

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How to really create the time to work on your career

Feeling stuck in a career rut? Do you feel like you’re spending your days working just on work and you don’t have time for anything else? It is pretty common for lawyers, accountants, and consultants in practice to feel overwhelmed with work. However, this leads to not spending the time that you should in your …

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10 tips for compiling a deal sheet (and why you really need one now)

It’s good practice for every lawyer to compile a deal sheet (a running list of representative matters that they have worked on); it’s even better to do this regularly! Not only will keeping an up-to-date deal sheet allow you to take stock of your experience, which will come in extremely handy if you intend to …

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12 red flags that indicate you won’t make partner at your law firm (and what you can do next!)

The increasing competitiveness among firms has resulted in a much longer timeline to becoming partner, if you’re lucky enough to be named one at all. So it’s important for associates to know and regularly evaluate whether they are on the right track. The partnership track is a tough and vigorous road to travel, so rather …

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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 …

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What Is Tall Poppy Syndrome? [And How To Deal With It]

There is a destructive social phenomenon that impacts almost every successful or developing person in the world. It is an impulse to cut others down for the achievements they’ve made and somewhat a cluster of envy, low self-esteem, fear and resentment. To criticise those who demonstrate their individuality, ambition or unique talent and commonly disassembles …

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How does your role change as you move from manager to director in your firm?

We are going to explore how your role will change as you move upwards through the career stages within your firm.In this blog post we will start with one of the hardest transitions, going from manager to director ( in a Big 4 firm, mid-tier or small firm). Or for the lawyers, whether BigLaw, Magic …

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How do I become a partner in a magic circle law firm – part 1

So you want to make partner in a magic circle (or even perhaps a silver circle) law firm? In this 2-part blog post, I’ll talk you through to how to make partner in a magic circle law firm (i.e. A&O, Slaughter and May, Freshfields, Clifford Chance, Linklaters). Making partner at a magic circle law firm …

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