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Doing your due diligence: How to assess if your firm is solvent

When you admitted to the partnership as an equity partner, whether fixed share or full equity, you will be asked to make a large capital contribution to your firm. This means that you need to do your due diligence on your own firm, before formally accepting the offer of partnership. One of the areas of …

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How does a Mentor help you build your Business and Personal Case?

In the last few posts I have been discussing the role of your support team to help you progress successfully through Partner Track. In today’s post, it is now time to look at your Mentor. How, if you use them properly, they can be your secret weapon. In this article, based on an extract from …

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Who do you need in your support team when you are on Partner Track?

I’ve often talked about how being on Partner Track is a marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, like any good long distance endurance athlete, you will need a support team to help and support you along the way. In this article, taken from an extract from Poised for Partnership, I explore who should be in your support …

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How do people on partner track waste precious time and effort?

The fundamental difficulty involved in the transition to partner is how to still hit your numbers whilst carving out time to build your Business Case and Personal Case for partnership. In fact, for a few years you are going to have two jobs: The day job, and then the extra one to build your own …

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How to safely demonstrate in your appraisal that you are ready for partnership

Sometimes, the only opportunity you have to talk formally about your career ambitions is in your annual appraisal. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your readiness for partner. However, many senior associates and directors blow this opportunity by not preparing properly for this very important conversation. In this article I will share with you …

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9 tips for busy senior associates to make partner in a UK law firm

In the last six months I have been working with a handful of senior associates looking to make partner in their UK law firm. These tips to making partner in a law firm come directly through helping them to make the step up to partner.  1. Hit your numbers It doesn’t matter how good you …

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4 reasons why you should collaborate with your partnership competitors

Most firms set a limit on the number of new partners they admit to the partnership each year. As a result the ones who make it have the strongest personal and business cases for partnership. Consequently, most senior associates in law firms and directors in the Big 4, accountancy, and consultancy firms are in competition with …

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3 ways successful candidates balance their time to make it through the partnership track

In October 2014, I ran a webinar with Tara Fennessy on how to shortcut your way to partner. It was particularly aimed at people who are 0-3 years out from making partner in a mid-tier, Big 4 or large law firm. This is an extract from the webinar; Tara you’re on record for saying that …

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6 common reasons why you didn’t get made up to partner this time around

This week, many firms will announce who they are admitting to the partnership. If you are not one of the lucky few,  it is time to take stock of why not.  In this blog post, I explore the main reasons why people are often unsuccessful as they go through their firm’s partnership admissions process You’ve not …

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