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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 a partner track? (And why is this important to your career?)

There used to be a presumption that if you were intelligent, hardworking, and good with clients, then after a suitable qualifying period, you would be invited to join the partner track. More recently, however, this is not the case. Now, only 10-30% of top accountants, lawyers and consultants will become partners at their firm. With …

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Partner Track Politics: The difficulties of transitioning from 2nd in command to being the boss

Partner Track Politics: Heather explains how it’s important to know what to expect when you are in partner or if you’re about to make partner. I often have this dialogue with particularly lawyers on the program. It’s on the how to make partner program, is that you need to build up your own team. But …

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What to do when you are told you won’t get on the partner track

We can give you all the advice in the world to give you the best chance of making it on the partner track (in fact, we have!), but there’s not much advice out there when it comes to not making it. What do you do when after all that you’ve been working for, you’re told …

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5 Foolproof Ways To Position Yourself To Get On The Partnership Track

Many associates look at the stats and think that the chances of partnership are an insignificant percentage of minuscule at best. While this may be true, someone has to make partner. So, what is the difference between them and you? Put simply, candidates who have made partner most likely have been making the right moves …

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Getting onto the partnership track (what they didn’t tell you at law school!)

Law school may train you to research, write, analyse and think like a lawyer, but it doesn’t prepare you in any way for making partner at a firm. What it takes to become partner is learnt on the job working in a corporate law firm for many years. For this reason, this blog outlines exactly …

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6 articles to help you through the partnership admissions process

The partnership admissions process bring about a mixture of emotions. Even if you are successful, the excitement can be slowly worn down by the reality that is ahead of you.  To help you get through the partnership admissions process without tearing your hair out, I have compiled a list of all the blog posts that …

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A simple but powerful process to follow to make your business case, crisp, clear and impactful

I’ve been chatting via email with a lawyer who is unexpectedly being put up for partner in the next few weeks. In an ideal world your business case will be written over a series of months after consulting with the great and good of the partnership. However, life doesn’t always work out like that! This …

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How to build a strong and positive relationship with your Sponsoring Partner

Your Sponsoring Partner is the person who recommends you for partnership, he or she is a crucial member of your support team. If this relationship has broken down or is weak, your partnership ambitions may be effectively blocked at your firm. This is the most important person you need in your corner. Don’t have your …

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