Avoiding claims: The managing partner's role in avoiding professional liability claims

17 Jun 2014

At a mid-sized law firm that recently transitioned from one managing partner to another, the question of the requirements of the role was raised. The strengths of the former managing partner (of many years) and that of the newly-installed individual were different on the surface. But, the real separation between the two was in their differing perceptions of the managing partner’s mandate.

There was a strong sense on the part of the newly-installed managing partner of the need for greater involvement in all aspects of practice management. Meanwhile, the approach utilised by the retiring managing partner co...

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