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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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How to be seen as ‘partner ready’ by becoming a member of the club

Becoming ‘one of us’ is essential for your partnership prospects. Your partners will not want to let anyone into their exclusive club unless they feel that they already belong. In this article, based on an extract from Poised for Partnership, I explore how you can boost your chance of being admitted to the partnership by being …

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5 clever ways to get your mentor and sponsoring partner to help you to make partner

5 tips to make partner Your mentor and/or sponsoring partner can literally make or break your transition from senior associate/director through to making partner. Based on our recent experiences of helping our client successfully get appointed to a partnership position in a top 6 firm in the UK, here are 5 tips your sponsoring partner and/or …

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Career Clinic: I’ve just been promoted to senior manager, is it to soon to be thinking about partnership?

This was the question that was posed to me last week, from a newly promoted senior manager in a big 4 firm. Good question! Here was my response to the question… Depending on your firm, your next step may actually be to partner. Some firms use the director role as a career full-stop, whereas some …

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What’s the emotional part of my business case for partnership?

There are two parts to your business case, and as mentioned in ‘what do you need to put in your business case for partnership‘, there is the rational, logical part and then the emotional part – which isn’t written down. If you are going to make partner, you will need to focus on both parts …

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8 ways of building up your fan base with your partners – Part 2

Following on from last week’s blog post on what you need to do before you start writing your personal business case for partnership, we are now considering in the last part of this 2 part blog post, (Part 1 here) a vital step to making partner – building up your fan base with the partners in …

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8 ways of building up your fan base with your partners – Part 1

Following on from last week’s blog post on what you need to do before you start writing your personal business case for partnership, we are now considering in this 2 part blog post, a vital step to making partner and achieving this last hurdle – building up your fan base with the partners in your …

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Want to make partner? Then, learn how to ‘join the club’

To succeed in any firm, you need to be seen as a member of ‘the club’ and the influential groups within that club. In our experience, professionals who are ‘loners’ greatly reduce their chances of making partner if for no other reason than the fact that they haven’t raised their profile and the partners don’t …

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9 questions to help you assess how well you fit in your firm

In yesterday’s blog post, we talked about the importance of ‘fit’ between your personal values and your firm’s culture and values. Here are 9 questions which will help you honestly assess how good a match there is between you and your firm: How would you describe your firm’s culture, both written and unwritten? How well …

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