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How to turn your law firm from good to great

Many an article will describe the strategies that law firms should employ to improve their success rate. However, going back to the root of success, which firms are considered to be the best and why? Justin Patten, a human resources consultant and solicitor, uses recent research to identify the most successful firms and what they have done to put themselves at the top of the pile.

Manpower planning: the key to value

From November onwards, Managing Partner will feature a regular section devoted to recruitment trends across UK law firms. In this article, Lena Baillie, an HR consultant at Longbridge International, provides an introduction to the scene, explaining the core values of HR and why it is so essential to the make-up of a successful law firm. In the second part, she continues with a look at 360 degree appraisals.

Law firm profile: Davies Lavery

Davies Lavery has enjoyed rapid growth and success since its launch in 1987 and has recently won awards not only as a premier insurance law firm but also as an industry player. Caroline Poynton talks to Claire McKinney, the managing partner at the Birmingham office, about her experiences of the firm and how the practice has developed so far.

Donns pilots junior training programme

Donns Solicitors is the first Manchester firm to complete a pre-recruitment legal programme that trains youngsters with the firm and potentially awards those trainees with permanent place as a junior.

Donns pilots junior training programme

Manchester based Donns Solicitors is the first Manchester firm to complete a pre-recruitment legal programme that gives youngsters the opportunity to train with the firm and potentially win a permanent place as a junior.

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