Bridging the Gender Pay Gap in Law Firms

Author(s): Stephanie Hawthorne

This Special Report focuses on law firms' gender pay gaps with statistics from the top 50 law firms. This follows new UK government regulations that came into force in April 2017 which required statutory reporting of the gender pay gap for the first time. The report analyses what individual law firms are doing to fix the gender pay gap, including work allocation, mentoring, maternity support, parental leave, women lawyers’ networks with analysis from HR directors and lawyers.  This cutting edge report will be essential reading for law firm management and practitioners keen to understand the gender pay gap in law.

Publication date: Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781787422124
Length: 71 pages
Price: £45.00

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Building an Outstanding Legal Team:

Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel

Author(s): Bjarne P Tellmann

In this practical “how to” guide, Bjarne P Tellmann, General Counsel and SVP of Pearson, draws upon more than 20 years of leading top legal organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States to provide a structured plan for upgrading your legal team in an age of disruption.

 

Publication date: Apr 2017
ISBN: 9781911078203
Length: 347 pages
Price: £48.00

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Business Development:

A Practical Handbook for Lawyers

Consulting editor(s): Stephen Revell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on behalf of the International Bar Association

This practical guide, edited by Stephen Revell at Freshfields, takes readers through the tools and skills needed to implement effective business development, including the importance of good communications and public relations. It addresses the prominence of the client perspective and looks at the regulation and ethics behind business development and what the future of business development looks like. It also answers the questions – can you teach business development and can lawyers sell?

Publication date: Mar 2016
ISBN: 9781911078005
Length: 240 pages
Price: £130.00

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Business Development:

A Practical Handbook for Lawyers, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Stephen Revell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, on behalf of the International Bar Association

In an increasingly competitive landscape and with challenges from disrupters, the Big 4 and technology, business development has a pivotal role in a law firms’ strategic success and their ability to stand out from the crowd. 

The second edition of Business Development: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers, edited by Stephen Revell from Freshfields, revisits the theory, tools and skills needed to implement effective business development in law firms today. Content covers the practical elements – such as what the perfect pitch looks like – as well as the strategic elements, including the variety of structures and approaches to business development at law firms of all sizes.

Publication date: May 2020
ISBN: 9781787423343
Length: 250 pages
Price: £140.00

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Business Thinking in Practice for In-House Counsel

Taking Your Seat at the Table

Author(s): Catherine McGregor

Business Thinking in Practice for In-house Counsel: Taking Your Seat at the Table takes a practical look at key concepts from influential business theory and illustrates how these are applicable to managing or working in an in-house legal department.

Topics covered include purpose, culture, talent and innovation, all of which intersect to provide the structure and framework for legal teams to create a competitive edge. Each chapter features an interview and case study with a general counsel and/or legal team to demonstrate how business concepts can be used in-house most effectively.

Publication date: Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781787423268
Length: 200 pages
Price: £45.00

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Author(s): The Centre for Legal Leadership and Globe Law and Business

This Special Report explores strategies for maximising inclusion and diversity in the legal profession both in-house and in private practice. 

Each of the report's five chapters has been written by an expert with direct experience and knowledge in their specialist field. The areas covered by this Special Report are: disability, female gender issues, social mobility, trans* inclusion and ethnicity issues. 

This new report is essential reading for all organisations committed to inclusion and diversity across the modern workplace.

Publication date: Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781787422827
Length: 119 pages
Price: £65.00

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General Counsel in the 21st Century:

Challenges and Opportunities

Consulting editor(s): Christoph H Vaagt and Wolf Peter Gross on behalf of the International Bar Association

This unique new handbook, produced in association with the International Bar Association, includes chapters by leading experts on a diverse range of topics, explaining how legal departments can best support the businesses they serve, devise astute legal strategies, collaborate with other departments to optimum effect and source the skill sets they need, among other things. The consulting editors, Chris Vaagt and Wolf Peter Gross, have both been advisers to legal departments since 1997.

Publication date: Sep 2015
ISBN: 9781909416772
Length: 226 pages
Price: £128.00

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Good Governance in Law Firms:

A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management Structures

Consulting editor(s): Norman K Clark on behalf of the International Bar Association

How can good governance help law firm owners to make better decisions?  How can governance incorporate management information and concepts of risk management into the decision-making process? The fourth in this popular series on the business of law, published in association with the International Bar Association, the book concludes with an examination of emerging trends that will shape law firm governance in the future. 

Publication date: Apr 2014
ISBN: 9781909416208
Length: 234 pages
Price: £98.00

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Knowledge Management in Law Firms:

Expertise in Action

Consulting editor(s): Luis Felipe Mohando, Silke Gotschalk, Martin Schulz and Gerard Tanja

In this timely book produced in association with the International Bar Association, more than a dozen renowned knowledge management professionals provide their expert insights on all aspects of managing knowledge in a law firm. Topics covered include: building the business case for a knowledge management plan; implementing an agreed strategy; organising the knowledge management function; implementing enterprise search technology; and fostering the contribution of lawyers to their clients’ perspective on learning and quality.

 

Publication date: Nov 2016
ISBN: 9781911078135
Length: 185 pages
Price: £125.00

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Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century:

Strategies for Success

Consulting editor(s): Christoph H Vaagt on behalf of the International Bar Association

Published in association with the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association, this practical title is the first in Globe Law and Business’s series on the business of law dedicated to exploring strategic development in law firms. It includes contributions from leading academics, consultants and law firm partners who share their insights and experience in strategy development and management.

Publication date: Dec 2013
ISBN: 9781909416161
Length: 252 pages
Price: £98.00

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Leadership for Lawyers

Essential Leadership Strategies for Law Firm Success, Second Edition

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Heidi K Gardner

This second edition, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman and Dr Heidi K Gardner on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the crucial elements of law firm leadership. New and updated chapters by prominent experts in the field include leading partners to collaborate; leading the M&A process and leadership succession.

Publication date: Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781787422865
Length: 197 pages
Price: £125.00

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Legal Tech and Digital Transformation: Competitive Positioning and Business Models of Law Firms

Author(s): Gerard Tanja, Robert van Beemen, Rupprecht Graf von Pfeil

This Special Report on Legal Tech and Digital Transformation offers a practical framework on the impact of technology, legal tech and technology-based legal services on the formulation of strategy in law firms; how legal tech affects the competitive positioning and business model of law firms and how national and international law firms implement technology. The report will offer essential reading for law firm leaders concerned with how to engage effectively with legal tech today.

Publication date: Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781787422087
Length: 62 pages
Price: £45.00

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Managing Talent for Success:

Talent Development in Law Firms

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of The International Bar Association

This practical handbook explores the various elements required to manage talent effectively. It illustrates how law firms can significantly increase the performance, engagement and retention of their lawyers by giving them the tools to develop and to support the development of others. It also describes the need to align HR and law firm strategy through talent management, and to adapt leadership and talent management best practices to law firm structures and challenges.

Publication date: Sep 2013
ISBN: 9781909416031
Length: 204 pages
Price: £125.00

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Mentoring and Coaching for Lawyers:

Building Partnerships for Success

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman

This practical new handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores and challenges some of these assumptions. Featuring chapters by well-respected experts in the field of mentoring and coaching, chapters cover topics including leadership coaching for law firm leaders; mentoring and coaching for lawyers at various stages of their careers; and mentoring and coaching for successful onboarding of lawyers, among other topics.

Publication date: Oct 2014
ISBN: 9781909416413
Length: 214 pages
Price: £118.00

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Modern Legal Practice

Business - Strategy - Leadership


Editor(s): Robert McKay

Legal service providers today face unprecedented challenges: globalisation, the ‘more for less’ challenge, and the war for talent to mention just a few. This journal arises out of our successful book series on the business of law co-published with the IBA, and offers practical guidance on how to manage or grow a law firm or an in-house team successfully as a business.

Issue date: Jul 2019
ISSN: 2398-5410
Frequency: Quarterly
Price: £295.00

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Partner Remuneration in Law Firms:

A Guide to Reward Structures, Performance Management and Decision-Making

Consulting editor(s): Michael Roch, Internal Consulting and Polina Pavlova, Willis Towers Watson

This practical book, published on behalf of the International Bar Association, is full of real-life examples and addresses a variety of issues to be considered when designing, managing or administering partner remuneration / compensation systems. It will be of interest to managing and senior partners, board members, HR directors and remuneration committee members of local, national and regional law firms alike.

 

Publication date: Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781911078067
Length: 179 pages
Price: £135.00

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Pitching for Lawyers: Using Marketing Communications Techniques to Improve your Win Ratio

Author(s): Rebecca Harding

This unmissable report will give you a practical approach and a clear process to improve your pitching and responses to tenders. It covers areas such as common mistakes, in depth analysis of your audience, messaging and tone, persuading, what researching really means when pitching, visual differentiation, and cross border pitching. It also includes feedback and case studies from in house lawyers and partners, who have seen or made the worst of pitches, and the most outstanding. 

Publication date: Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781787422742
Length: 72 pages
Price: £75.00

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Recruiting and Retaining Lawyers:

Innovative Strategies to Attract, Develop and Retain Legal Talent

Consulting editor(s): Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association

This practical handbook, coordinated by Rebecca Normand-Hochman on behalf of the International Bar Association, explores the opportunities and challenges for adopting effective recruitment, development and retention strategies. Featuring chapters by leading experts in the field, the topics covered include the new employer proposition, equipping partners with the skills and abilities to retain talent, working with legal search consultants, and ways to approach the recruitment and retention of talented people in first-generation law firms.

 

Publication date: Mar 2017
ISBN: 9781911078159
Length: 177 pages
Price: £135.00

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Regulation, Compliance and Ethics in Law Firms

Author(s): Tracey Calvert

It is essential that law firm owners and managers acknowledge and have strategies to accommodate risk management, regulatory and legal compliance and ethical values in their business and an understanding as to how this will be achieved. This guide is intended to provide lawyers with the language, arguments and practical solutions which are needed.

Publication date: Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781787422285
Length: 240 pages
Price: £65.00

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Risk Management in Law Firms:

Strategies for Safeguarding the Future

Consulting editor(s): Hermann J Knott on behalf of the International Bar Association

This new book has been prepared by a number of well-known and authoritative authors, the majority of whom are from Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions, but with experience in civil law jurisdictions as well. Chapters address financial risks (which have been an important factor in recent collapses of law firms), risks brought by clients as well as risks associated with quality, conflict, hiring and practice integration procedures. 

Publication date: Sep 2014
ISBN: 9781909416444
Length: 303 pages
Price: £115.00

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Smart Collaboration for Lateral Hiring: Successful Strategies to Recruit and Integrate Laterals in Law Firms

Author(s): Dr Heidi K Gardner, Anusia E Gillespie

This Special Report offers a new, research-based approach for law firms to improve their lateral hiring process and results by engaging new hires in smart collaboration.  Laterals who collaborate with their new colleagues are significantly more likely to stay with the firm longer, to hit or exceed their targets, and to thrive professionally.  Firms need a well-constructed plan, a relentless focus on execution, and clear accountability processes if they expect to help laterals achieve two-way collaboration quickly and efficiently.  This Special Report offers the tools, processes, and best practices for successful implementation.

Publication date: Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781787421967
Length: 103 pages
Price: £65.00

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Social Media in Business Development and Relationship Management: A Guide for Lawyers

Author(s): Kim Tasso

This Special Report provides a practical introduction to social media for lawyers. By avoiding technical details and jargon, it offers a pragmatic guide on how all lawyers – irrespective of industry sector, firm size or client base – can successfully integrate social media into their marketing, business development and client relationship management programmes. 

 

Publication date: Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781787422360
Length: 120 pages
Price: £45.00

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Sustainable Profitability in a Disrupted Legal Market

Author(s): Norman Clark, Lisa Walker Johnson

This special report presents practical strategies for law firms to protect and sustain their financial performance and profitability as changing client expectations, advanced technology, and global competitive forces are fundamentally changing the legal services industry. The authors demonstrate how the traditional factors influencing profitability remain valid, but must be adapted to new financial realities. The report focuses not only on what sustainable profitability means, but also how to achieve it in any law firm.

Publication date: Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781787422667
Length: 103 pages
Price: £65.00

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The Business of Law:

Strategies for Success

Consulting editor(s): The International Bar Association

This high-level title, published in conjunction with the International Bar Association (IBA), brings together the expertise of IBA members and experienced practitioners to produce a practical guide to law firm management and building a successful business.

Publication date: Mar 2012
ISBN: 9781905783618
Length: 173 pages
Price: £124.00

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The Independent Bar

Insights into a Unique Business Model

Consulting editor(s): David Barnes, Atkin Chambers

This practical guide, edited by David Barnes, Chief Executive & Director of Clerking at Atkin Chambers, provides readers with in-depth insight and advice into the management of chambers including business strategy, international development, talent management and compliance. The book features chapters from some of the most prominent clerks and CEOs currently working within the world of the Bar, as well as experts in accounting and recruitment.

Publication date: Mar 2018
ISBN: 9781787422520
Length: 170 pages
Price: £58.00

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The Lawyer as Leader: How to Own your Career and Lead in Law Firms

Author(s): Antonin Besse

This special report is a practical, experience-based guide to personal development at every stage of a lawyer’s career. The author draws on over 30 years as an international commercial lawyer and senior partner in a Magic Circle firm to offer a roadmap for moving from a “What’s expected of me?” mindset to self-leadership and leadership of others. The report’s main theme is that retaking autonomy and control can transform engagement and fulfillment in a legal career.

Publication date: Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781787422322
Length: 119 pages
Price: £45.00

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The Rule of Law in the 21st Century:

A Worldwide Perspective

Author(s): Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone

The rule of law is sometimes expressed as ‘no person is above the law’. But what does the rule of law mean in the context of 21st century issues and challenges? Professor Robert A Stein and Justice Richard J Goldstone are the distinguished editors and authors of The Rule of Law in the 21st Century. Joining Stein and Goldstone is an array of internationally distinguished leaders of the legal profession (including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve) to explore the meaning of the rule of law today in a variety of circumstances.

Publication date: Nov 2015
ISBN: 9781909416802
Length: 214 pages
Price: £78.00

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate: A Blueprint for the Law Firm of the Future

Author(s): Darryl Cooke

This book will show you how to reinvent yourself to create a culture that encourages and spawns innovation at every level, both on the micro and macro levels. It leads you through the creation of the infrastructure that is necessary to encourage creativity and that is unique to law firms.

Publication date: May 2019
ISBN: 9781787422483
Length: 183 pages
Price: £65.00

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