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Leadership and management of change

As the year speeds its way through to the half-way point, law firms continue to face uncertain times. While certain firms have published positive results inspiring thoughts of an escape from recession, some magic circle firms are freezing salary bands, presaging fears of impending redundancies.

25 July 2002

As the year speeds its way through to the half-way point, law firms continue to face uncertain times. While certain firms have published positive results inspiring thoughts of an escape from recession, some magic circle firms are freezing salary bands, presaging fears of impending redundancies.

This month’s theme of is particularly apt. We live in a changing legal world, one in which corporate management challenges the traditional culture of law firm partnerships. The individuality of partners often clashes with the corporate vision of firm profitability. But If firms must change, how can the cultural resistance to this be overcome? How can a leader confer stability and reassurance while instilling a culture of innovation that will drive the firm forward?

These are just some of the issues that we will address within the magazine. We will also be looking at articles such as: effectively managing human resources; and an introduction to legal ...

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