Practice management

  • Thein Sein, Myanmar president

    Myanmar: pushing the boundary

    4 May 2015

    The Burmese economy is emerging from international isolation – but for foreign investors and their advisers much hinges on a general election later this year.

  • Richard Susskind

    Pricing: getting it right

    16 April 2015

    Richard Susskind thinks lawyers are wrong on pricing. But firms should be encouraged to understand and tackle modern challenges on more than one front.

  • Calculator

    Growth can carry hidden threats

    25 March 2015

    With the opportunity for top-line growth comes the new threat of overtrading. The worst may not be behind us.

  • Belfast

    Support centres: our friends in the north

    9 February 2015

    Near-shoring is growing in popularity as law firms seek to cut their wage bills and property overheads.

  • Australia’s mining investment boom enabled it to ride out the worst of the financial crisis

    Australia: extracting value

    12 January 2015

    Australia’s mining boom helped to entice firms from the northern hemisphere. But while the legal services market has lost some of its lustre, local alliances are helping international firms do more business there.

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan: eastern eye

    10 November 2014

    Foreign law firms have found the Japanese market tough to penetrate. But there are grounds for optimism.

  • London City

    Offshore firms: in the zone

    3 November 2014

    London is an increasingly important hub for offshore law firms, which are winning business from City-based financial institutions, and clients in Russia, western Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Roundtable: wellbeing

    Roundtable: wellbeing

    6 October 2014

    Commercial law firms increasingly accept some responsibility for the wellbeing of both lawyers and staff. But providing the right support is not straightforward.

  • Cybersecurity

    Tackling cyber risks

    30 September 2014

    When it comes to cybercrime, raising awareness among staff is a key priority.

  • David Yeoward

    Winning bids: don’t be brief

    24 September 2014

    Firms do a lot right when working on bids. But by fine-tuning their processes they could transform win rates.