LMS Business Planning Toolkit

This Business Planning Toolkit is designed to help practitioners to understand how to draft and implement business plans, including plans for individuals, teams and the firm, and through all stages including securing buy-in and reviewing the plan following initial implementation. The toolkit is written by Nick Jarrett-Kerr with additional case studies by managing partners at three Section member firms. Read Article  Download Article
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Change Projects In Law Firms

Law firm partners and leaders ought to have some plans to cope with some of the obstacles to their projects and the implementation of them which could occur along the way. Anticipating such barriers can often lead to them being headed off. Nick considers some of the main obstacles to change in law firms and sets out six communication and implementation steps which should be applied in any change programme. Read Article  Download Article
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Control Or Consensus

As a law firm grows, many of the governance and management systems need to change as well. Firms can find that their management and decision-making can become stifled either by the need for consensus in a growing partnership or where the founder partners just get too busy to make decisions quickly. In this article, Nick examines the stifling points in law firm governance and decision-making. Read Article  Download Article
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Juggling Priorites

Law firms sometimes tend to spend a huge amount of time in agreeing their strategies and then proceed to implement them in a haphazard and arbitrary manner, often biting off far more than they can immediately chew. The result can often be an increasing list of half-completed and abandoned initiatives, and a frustrated partnership. . In this article, Nick sets out ways in which a firm can juggle its priorities and resources to implement strategic projects in an ordered and methodological manner. Read Article  Download Article
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Deliberately Strategic Linking Competitive Strategy To Effective Implementation

This article studies how law firms can link competitive strategy with effective implementation, and suggests how the Managing Partner and Top Management Team can perform their roles as promoters of strategy, sponsors of strategic initiatives, coordinators of process improvements and motivators of others. Read Article  Download Article
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Executing Strategy

Implementing strategic goals can sometimes be a painful process. In this article (Nick examines how a combination of effective leadership, structure, systems and discipline can help law firms to realise their development goals and avoid the obstacles preventing the proper execution of strategy. Read Article  Download Article
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