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Bevan Ashford EPL on the move

National law firm Bevan Ashford EPL has concluded terms to move into a custom-built office complex to accommodate 600 staff.

Interview: the corporate structure vs. the partnership

Barnetts Solicitors has enjoyed steady growth over the past ten years and has recently enjoyed the tenth anniversary of its chief executive, Joe Whelan. When the firm decided to move to a corporate structure, however, it was a small partnership with only 25 staff members. Caroline Poynton talks to Joe Whelan about the decision to abandon the partnership model, his experience as chief executive, and the business development of the firm.

Bevan Ashford EPL on the move

National law firm Bevan Ashford EPLhas concluded terms to move into a new custom-built office complex to accommodate 600 staff following five years of growth.

Selecting employees with competence

Getting recruitment wrong can have a huge impact in terms of costs to a firm. Bettina Alderton, an occupational psychologist at Longbridge International, explains why law firms might have been getting the recruitment method wrong and examines how the interview process can be better used to predict job performance.

Web article: Lessons on press relations following the Anderson-Enron event

The fall of Anderson should have left a resounding message to all professional service firms: if it could happen to a firm like Anderson, it could almost certainly happen to your business. Richard S. Levick, president and Larry Smith, strategic director at Levick Strategic Communications examine the fall of Anderson and the lessons that law firms should absorb to ensure that they do not make the same mistakes.

Web article: Selecting employees with competence

Getting recruitment wrong can have a huge impact in terms of costs to a firm. Bettina Alderton, an occupational psychologist at Longbridge International, explains why law firms might have been getting the recruitment method wrong and examines how the interview process can be better used to predict job performance.

Live your values and become an employer of choice

Competition to recruit the best staff can be fierce and for many mid-tier practices the budget will rarely stretch to parallel the recruitment spend of larger firms. Michael Shaw, managing partner at Cobbetts, explains why budget is not the be-all-and-end-all and how firms can enjoy successful staff recruitment and retention by living out the firm’s values.

Law firm profile: Donns Solicitors, Manchester

Donns Solicitors has experienced impressive growth over the past five years with a 600 per cent increase in its client base. In the Inner City 100, which recognises the fastest growing companies in the UK, Donns was ranked 64th – it was the only firm of solicitors featured. Caroline Poynton takes a tour of the offices and talks to the firm’s managing partner, Hilary Meredith, about the development of Donns, its past success and where it goes from here.

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