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How do I become a partner in a magic circle law firm – part 2

One of the most popular posts in this blog is focused on how to become a partner at a Big 4 firm. Therefore, in the second of this 2-part blog post, I thought I would turn my attention to how to make partner in a magic circle law firm (A&O, Linklaters, Slaughter & May, Freshfields, …

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

One of the most popular posts in this blog is focused on how to become a partner at a Big 4 firm. Therefore, in this 2-part blog post, I thought I would turn my attention to how to make partner in a magic circle law firm (i.e. A&O, Slaughter and May, Freshfields, Clifford Chance, Linklaters). …

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If you could read just one book to help your career move forward…

When Jo and I wrote ‘How to make partner and still have a life‘, we wanted to leave a legacy. In our combined 30 years in the professions, we had seen far too many able, clever and talented people fail to make partner, mostly because of a lack of knowledge of how the process works. …

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What financial terms do I need to be familiar with if I am going to be a partner?

What many potential partners forget is that becoming a partner is also taking a step up and owning a slice of the business. As every business owner knows, you don’t need to be an accountant to manage the finances of your business carefully, but you do need to be familiar with the financial KPIs which …

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How to make the jump to junior partner

Surely, a partner role is just the same as an assignment manager with a bit of other stuff chucked in? Well, no. Is it just a title for appearances sake & business cards? Well, no…These are some of the reasons why so many people fail to make the grade as a partner, because they don’t fully make the transition from assignment manager to partner. It may be that they are not equipped to make the change, or as sometimes happens, the firm they are in does not let them make the transition.

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