lateral hire

The 2 essential components that your business case for partner or director as a lateral hire needs

Over the last few months I’ve been reviewing lateral hire business cases for people who want to join a Big 4 firm or large firm as a lateral hire at director or partner. Any Big 4, or large international accounting or law firm will want to have a lateral hire business case before they hire …

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7 key questions to answer if you have been offered a partner role in another firm

When is it a good time to move to a partner role in another firm, and when should you stay put? This was the recent question that I was asked. This is the answer I gave: Does your current firm make you happy? It can be very tempting to jump ship for a partner role …

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6 essential strategies to help you make partner in a new law firm

In the last few months I have had a few people ask me what they need to do to make partner at a different law firm to their present one. On the one hand law firms always will prefer to make up their own senior associates to a partner position. However, good talent at a …

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3 clever tips to help you build a cast-iron business case for partnership when you are working in industry

I am regularly contacted by people in industry, who are looking to make a career change and go for partner, for advice on how to demonstrate a business case. They may have been in practice at some point in their career, but what they lack is the evidence for their business case that they can …

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How to overcome the challenge of selling yourself when going from industry into practice

Going from industry into practice as a junior partner, director, senior associate or partner-designate can be a good way of making partner. As with all the routes to making partner, this one has its challenges and its benefits. The biggest challenge with this route is the fact that you may not have had to sell …

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11 tips to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm – Part 2

I was reading a great book called ‘strategies for being brilliant’ by Sue Ritchie (which is an easy read, with helpful practical ways you can replicate the 21 strategies in the book). In the book Sue talks about how she adapted to living in a  completely new country and culture. She then shared her tips …

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11 tips to survive and thrive when you move to a new firm

I was reading a great book called ‘strategies for being brilliant’ by Sue Ritchie (which is an easy read, with helpful practical ways you can replicate the 21 strategies in the book). In the book Sue talks about how she adapted to living in a  completely new country and culture. She then shared her tips …

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3 key questions to answer in order to build up a business case when you are currently in industry

In this post we look at how to build a business case for partnership when you are in industry and looking to return to practice as a partner. I’ve been writing this blog now for 2.5 years, and for the last 18+ months I have been asking everyone who signs up to our career kitbag …

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