“It is not the strongest of the species that survive or the most intelligent, but the ones who are most responsive to change” – Charles Darwin
The changes facing the legal profession present a clear and present threat to its continued prosperity. And firms which do not learn to manage these seismic changes successfully may not survive.
Managing Partner’s report on Change Management for Law Firms looks at the key challenges ahead, what they mean for your law firm business model and how to manage them successfully to secure a profitable future. It provides a clear understanding of:
- The key tools and techniques of change management; How to turn challenges into opportunities for your law firm;
- The key drivers of change and how to approach them proactively;
- Attracting and retaining talent; Alternative business structures;
- Legal process outsourcing;
- Alternative fee arrangements;
- New business models emerging in the legal market;
- How to work with your clients to manage the changes ahead;
- How to overcome organisational barriers to change; and
- How to implement successful change management initiatives.
Real-life case studies provide valuable insight into the successful change management initiatives of leading firms including: Baker Donelson, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bevan Brittan LLP, Bird & Bird, Simmons & Simmons, and Radiant Law.
Top management consultants – Michael Roch, William Arthur and Andrew Hedley – also provide their sought-after advice on how to successfully manage the challenges ahead and remain competitive.
Chapter 1: Change management – Again?
Chapter 2: New business structures
Chapter 3: Internal cost structuring and change
Chapter 4: Resourcing the 21st century law firm
Chapter 5: Navigating the changing landscape
Expert analysis 1: Hedley Consulting – A new approach for a new world
Expert analysis 2: Addleshaw Goddard – Adapting to the changing legal landscape
Case study 1: Baker Donelson – Building a successful client service team
Case study 2: Berwin Leighton Paisner – Out of the recessionary doldrums
Case study 3: Bevan Brittan LLP – PEP and the health of a law firm
Case study 4: Bird & Bird – A merit-based approach
Case study 5: Simmons & Simmons – The role of technology in business transformation
Case study 6: Radiant.law – Daring to change
Case study 7: Kent County Council – Survival of the fittestCheck our Executive Summary and full table of contents here