To ensure that employees of law firms are prepared mentally and practically for an era in which artificial intelligence will come to the fore, law firm leaders need to foster a culture and activities that help them learn and adapt, writes Daljit Singh.
In the post-pandemic world, law firms that can’t maintain or build trust with employees and clients can expect an exodus that will shake the foundations of their businesses, writes Trish Carroll.
Business email compromise is an insidious and increasingly common means of fraud that poses a threat to any businesses, especially law firms, that act as trustees in large transactions, writes Simone Herbert-Lowe.
Dogmatic rather than pragmatic leadership will prevent law firms from adjusting to the changing circumstances in the legal market, but incorporating more reflective time into day-to-day operations can make a difference, writes Keegan Luiters.
Q&A with Catherine Henry: "The senior leadership team agrees that we are not a law firm that employs people. We are a people firm that employs lawyers."
In our Q&A, Catherine Henry, founder of Catherine Henry Lawyers, explains the satisfaction she gets from assisting clients in the health and aged care space, why it is so crucial to provide outstanding legal services to regional areas, and how bringing in a CEO and advisory board has transformed her firm.
Following professional conduct rules may seem straight forward, but it’s easy for solicitors to miss the red flags which can jeopardise their career, writes Annette Beashel.
Q&A with Shona Tarulli: "The truth is that I suffer from imposter syndrome, so I'm always working that little bit harder to prove myself."
In our Q&A, Shona Tarulli, founder and director of Tarulli Lane, explains the key to her fast growth as a sole practitioner, how mentoring has helped her career trajectory, and why she thinks property law is sexy.
If firms want to prosper in the new year, they need to use data more wisely to inform decision-making and insist on more regular forms of rest and recovery for their staff, writes Leonie Green.
Q&A with Holly Mylne: "I've found that business often grows when I delegate because it frees up my time for more of the money-generating work."
In our Q&A, Holly Mylne, principal and founder of Blossom Lawyers on the Gold Coast in Queensland, explains how her firm has carved out a strong niche in education law, and why she is a big advocate of sharing the workload.