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Career Management (17) »

  1. pdf Talent Quicksand
    This article for Managing Partner magazine (Dec 13/Jan 14) explores the Career model in the legal profession and whether it is still 'fit for purpose' with the changing nature of the legal market and what employees need and want. This is a joint article with Mitch Kowalski, author of 'Reimagining legal services'. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  2. pdf Young Lawyer career tips
    Career insights and tips to help law graduates secure a training contract in city law firms, published in Young Lawyer magazine May 2013.
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  3. pdf Breaking with the Law
    This column explores how some lawyers feel that the legal profession is not for them and what to do about it. http://www.thelawyer.com/
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  4. pdf Stuck in the middle
    This article for Managing Partner magazine published in September 2014 is about the associate surplus in private practice. It includes a case study about DLA Piper and quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 2.04 MB, Downloaded 231 times
  5. pdf The Sky's the Limit
    In part 1 “locating the skylight in the glass ceiling”, Rachel Brushfield explored issues and challenges affecting the high talent drain of female lawyers in the legal profession. in this article, part 2, she shares possible solutions, ideas and examples of how to stem the tide. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  6. pdf Career diverse workforce
    In this article, I consider the challenges of managing a diverse workforce of freelance, portfolio-career and full-time lawyers. It includes opinion from various experts; HR in law firms, consultants, recruitment. This article was commissioned for Managing Partner magazine and first appeared in the July/August 2015 issue. http://www.managingpartner.com/topics/HR
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  7. pdf Women in the law
    This chapter sample is part of a new Talent Management book published in September 2013 by the publisher Globe Law and Business and the International Bar Association (IBA). We were invited to research and write this chapter. Gender balance is a fascinating and multi faceted topic. http://www.globelawandbusiness.com/
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  8. pdf Life after managing partner
    The role of managing partner in law firms is hectic and with extensive responsibilities and demands. This article explores how important it is for managing partners of law firms to make time to think about their future. This article was written jointly with Patricia Wheatley-Burt and shares practical tips as well as insights. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  9. File Is Partnership Still The Holy Grail?
    Partnership in law firms used to be the holy grail that all lawyers aspired to. Years of hard graft and thankless toil led to the reward and status of becoming a partner. But has the holy grail of partnership become a poisoned chalice? This blog explores if partnership is all its cracked up to be. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/
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  10. pdf Off the ladder
    This article 'Off the ladder' for Managing Partner magazine published in May 2015 is about how workforce planning now needs to incorporate portfolio careers. It included quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  11. pdf Locating the Skylight in the Glass Ceiling
    Equitable career success and achieving equity partnership for female lawyers can be a tough nut to crack, and yet there are glimmers of hope on the horizon that more women will be around the partnership table. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  12. article Building a thriving intergenerational in-house legal department
    Article for The Law Society, published 8 April 2016. Today’s in-house legal departments have up to five different generations represented, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
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  13. article The Generation game
    An article for The Law Society, published 10 February 2016. Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
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  14. article The importance of effective internal communication
    An article for The Law Society published 29 June 2016. Effective internal communication will reap dividends over time. In this article, I explains the role it plays in building employee engagement.
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  15. File Fulfillment is the future of work
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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  16. File Fulfillment is the future of work - more examples
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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  17. article Planning the in-house career you want in 2020
    This article was commissioned by The Law Society in-house division for their Inside Out magazine and was published on 27 April 2017. It is for lawyers thinking about moving in-house and explores how to plan the career you want in 2020 and shares career planning strategies and tips to help you get started.
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Talent Management (16) »

  1. pdf Talent Quicksand
    This article for Managing Partner magazine (Dec 13/Jan 14) explores the Career model in the legal profession and whether it is still 'fit for purpose' with the changing nature of the legal market and what employees need and want. This is a joint article with Mitch Kowalski, author of 'Reimagining legal services'. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  2. pdf Talent Management for Lawyers: A hands-on guide
    This is the contents & summary of the book 'Talent Management for Lawyers: A Hands-On Guide' written by Rachel Brushfield for Ark Group. It is designed specifically to help lawyers develop their people management capability to get the most out of legal talent. The book covers; who is talent; what is talent management; good talent management practice; bad talent management practice; overcoming barriers to successful talent management; developing your line management capability; the importance of emotional intelligence in talent management; keeping the long-term view in mind; the importance of a diverse view of talent; talent and performance development; talent and career management; talent and rewards; talent management excellence - high calibre firms; talent management from the horse's mouth (lawyers and experts). https://www.ark-group.com/
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  3. pdf The Shifting Sands of Law Firm Talent Management
    This feature article in the report about engaging lawyers in talent management explores whether the law firm model is working to attract, develop and engage legal talent. https://www.ark-group.com/
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  4. pdf Brain Drain Danger
    For the first time, the legal profession has been affected by redundancies. These article explores the danger that talent, the only source of differentiation a law firm has, will happen if law firms neglect taking the long term view and don't invest in their employees. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 112.85 kB, Downloaded 238 times
  5. pdf Stuck in the middle
    This article for Managing Partner magazine published in September 2014 is about the associate surplus in private practice. It includes a case study about DLA Piper and quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 2.04 MB, Downloaded 231 times
  6. pdf Are Sharp Legal Minds Killing Hearts?
    This article is about the impact of lawyers' left brain thinking on the engagement of employees. Often dismissed as a 'soft' issue, sharp minds can have a detrimental effect on the motivation, performance and productivity of employees and therefore profit. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 48.84 kB, Downloaded 197 times
  7. pdf Career diverse workforce
    In this article, I consider the challenges of managing a diverse workforce of freelance, portfolio-career and full-time lawyers. It includes opinion from various experts; HR in law firms, consultants, recruitment. This article was commissioned for Managing Partner magazine and first appeared in the July/August 2015 issue. http://www.managingpartner.com/topics/HR
    Version: , Filesize: 1.2 MB, Downloaded 195 times
  8. pdf Women in the law
    This chapter sample is part of a new Talent Management book published in September 2013 by the publisher Globe Law and Business and the International Bar Association (IBA). We were invited to research and write this chapter. Gender balance is a fascinating and multi faceted topic. http://www.globelawandbusiness.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 36.55 kB, Downloaded 174 times
  9. pdf Off the ladder
    This article 'Off the ladder' for Managing Partner magazine published in May 2015 is about how workforce planning now needs to incorporate portfolio careers. It included quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 1.01 MB, Downloaded 157 times
  10. pdf Equality for innovation
    This feature article explores the role of diversity on innovation in law firms. It was written for the annual talent management supplement of Managing Partner magazine June 2013. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  11. pdf The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms
    The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms, for which I wrote 1 chapter, published August 2016, is packed with practical advice and guidance designed to help firms to recruit, retain, and develop the very best legal talent for the 21st century. With contributions from a wide variety of thought leaders from the legal and business consulting industries, this comprehensive handbook discusses the core skills and outlook lawyers need today, and delves into key talent management issues for law firms, such as diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development. Also included are practitioner perspectives, case studies from leading law firms, and useful tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires. Key features: • Multiple expert contributors share diverse perspectives/approaches to recruiting, retaining, and managing talent • Insight into key issues e.g. diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development • Contains practical tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires • Case studies from leading law firms share their approach to fostering personal and professional development. My chapter, Chapter 2 is about Essential skills for the changing legal market. The book has 4 sections: Part 1: Talent management in the 21st century Part 2: Engagement and culture Part 3: Performance and reward Part 4: Career development Other contributors include; Jill King, Duncan Hart, Nick Jarrett-Kerr and Mike Mister. The book can be purchased from this link: https://www.ark-group.com/product/talent-management-toolkit-law-firms#.V76HWpgrKUk
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  12. article Building a thriving intergenerational in-house legal department
    Article for The Law Society, published 8 April 2016. Today’s in-house legal departments have up to five different generations represented, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
    Version: , Filesize: 49.44 kB, Downloaded 89 times
  13. article The Generation game
    An article for The Law Society, published 10 February 2016. Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
    Version: , Filesize: 50.9 kB, Downloaded 84 times
  14. article The importance of effective internal communication
    An article for The Law Society published 29 June 2016. Effective internal communication will reap dividends over time. In this article, I explains the role it plays in building employee engagement.
    Version: , Filesize: 39.05 kB, Downloaded 79 times
  15. File Fulfillment is the future of work
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
    Version: , Filesize: , Downloaded 51 times
  16. File Fulfillment is the future of work - more examples
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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Business Development (8) »

  1. pdf Self Promotion - part 1
    This article, part 1 of 2, explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients. These article examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. Part 2 shares solutions and ideas to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  2. pdf Sell Yourself
    This article shares insights and tips to help trainees in law firms to sell themselves from an early stage in their career, to develop their fee earning capability.
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  3. pdf Professional development for lawyers - contents and executive summary
    The executive summary and contents give an overview of the book 'professional development for lawyers' at this crucial time to examine skills, education and professional development for lawyers to better meet the demands of clients in the more competitive legal market. https://www.ark-group.com/ Part 1 includes introduction - professional development in the law, trends driving changes in professional development, target audience needs, engaging lawyers in professional development, types of professional development delivery, essential skills for the changing legal market, ROI - justifying professional development and its benefits and internationalism and from the horse's mouth - views on professional development. Part 2 shares 9 case studies of best practice in professional development; Baker & McKenzie, Carey Olsen, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, LexisNexis, Marque Lawyers, Validatum, Simmons & Simmons and Latham & Watkins.
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  4. pdf Brave New World - The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession
    The legal profession is slowly waking up to the realisation that it needs to change and that investing in marketing and people development is no longer an optional extra, says Rachel Brushfield. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  5. pdf Self Promotion - part 2, Solutions and tips
    This article, part 2 of 2, shares solutions and ideas to support women to feel confidence and competent to market themselves, thereby maximising their chances of success and progression to partnership in the legal profession. It follows part 1 which explored the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients.Part 1 also examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  6. pdf Personal Branding
    This article about personal branding for lawyers 'Say my name' by Rachel Brushfield and Chrissie Lightfoot discuss the benefits of personal branding for lawyers and their firms. It shares how personal branding is crucial in modern marketing and how in conjunction with social media, it can help lawyers attract the clients they want time and cost effectively. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  7. pdf Self Promotion - The Secret to Success?
    This article explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients in the legal profession. Factors explored include; time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact these have on their career progression. Solutions and ideas are shared to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. https://www.wilmingtonplc.com/
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  8. pdf Professional development for lawyers - sample chapter
    This sample chapter (introduction - professional development in the law) gives a taster of the new book on professional development for lawyers. Part 1 also includes; trends driving changes in professional development, target audience needs, engaging lawyers in professional development, types of professional development delivery, essential skills for the changing legal market, ROI - justifying professional development and its benefits and internationalism and from the horse's mouth - views on professional development. https://www.ark-group.com/ Part 2 shares 9 case studies of best practice in professional development; Baker & McKenzie, Carey Olsen, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, LexisNexis, Marque Lawyers, Validatum, Simmons & Simmons and Latham & Watkins.
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Female Legal Talent (11) »

  1. pdf No More Lip Service - put your money where your mouth is
    This column looks at how law firms are ignoring the issue of female legal talent drain and how it is costing the profession a huge amount. This column explores the issues and quantifies the cost. http://www.managingpartner.com/
    Version: Feb 2012, Managing Partner, Filesize: 95.89 kB, Downloaded 467 times
  2. pdf Brain Drain Danger
    For the first time, the legal profession has been affected by redundancies. These article explores the danger that talent, the only source of differentiation a law firm has, will happen if law firms neglect taking the long term view and don't invest in their employees. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 112.85 kB, Downloaded 238 times
  3. pdf The Sky's the Limit
    In part 1 “locating the skylight in the glass ceiling”, Rachel Brushfield explored issues and challenges affecting the high talent drain of female lawyers in the legal profession. in this article, part 2, she shares possible solutions, ideas and examples of how to stem the tide. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 168.27 kB, Downloaded 200 times
  4. pdf Are Sharp Legal Minds Killing Hearts?
    This article is about the impact of lawyers' left brain thinking on the engagement of employees. Often dismissed as a 'soft' issue, sharp minds can have a detrimental effect on the motivation, performance and productivity of employees and therefore profit. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 48.84 kB, Downloaded 197 times
  5. pdf Women in the law
    This chapter sample is part of a new Talent Management book published in September 2013 by the publisher Globe Law and Business and the International Bar Association (IBA). We were invited to research and write this chapter. Gender balance is a fascinating and multi faceted topic. http://www.globelawandbusiness.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 36.55 kB, Downloaded 174 times
  6. pdf Self Promotion - part 1
    This article, part 1 of 2, explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients. These article examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. Part 2 shares solutions and ideas to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 48.85 kB, Downloaded 169 times
  7. pdf Managing Your Procrastination
    Procrastination is simply defined as putting off doing something important or difficult. It is a habit, not a fatal flaw, but because time is money in the legal profession, it can reduce your profitability. This article explores this complex topic and the impact it has on law firm profitability. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 72.3 kB, Downloaded 142 times
  8. pdf Locating the Skylight in the Glass Ceiling
    Equitable career success and achieving equity partnership for female lawyers can be a tough nut to crack, and yet there are glimmers of hope on the horizon that more women will be around the partnership table. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 273.08 kB, Downloaded 138 times
  9. pdf Self Promotion - part 2, Solutions and tips
    This article, part 2 of 2, shares solutions and ideas to support women to feel confidence and competent to market themselves, thereby maximising their chances of success and progression to partnership in the legal profession. It follows part 1 which explored the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients.Part 1 also examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 159.39 kB, Downloaded 130 times
  10. pdf Self Promotion - The Secret to Success?
    This article explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients in the legal profession. Factors explored include; time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact these have on their career progression. Solutions and ideas are shared to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. https://www.wilmingtonplc.com/
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  11. pdf Saying No Comfortably
    This article shares tips to say 'no' to requests and feel comfortable about it. The legal profession is highly pressured with fee earning targets and the ability to manage upwards is key to manage stress and workload. This article is written for female lawyers, with neuroscience indicating that women naturally want to nurture and care for others, which can make them feel uncomfortable about saying no. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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Self-Management (6) »

  1. pdf The Disposition Deposition
    This short article shares insights to help deal with difficult people and difficult situations in the law. http://www.thelawyer.com/
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  2. pdf Managing Your Procrastination
    Procrastination is simply defined as putting off doing something important or difficult. It is a habit, not a fatal flaw, but because time is money in the legal profession, it can reduce your profitability. This article explores this complex topic and the impact it has on law firm profitability. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 72.3 kB, Downloaded 142 times
  3. pdf Feeling Decisions - article about Emotional Intelligence June 2012
    Article written about lawyers and emotional intelligence for a special supplement on Talent Management for 'Managing Partner' magazine. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  4. pdf Professional development for lawyers - sample chapter
    This sample chapter (introduction - professional development in the law) gives a taster of the new book on professional development for lawyers. Part 1 also includes; trends driving changes in professional development, target audience needs, engaging lawyers in professional development, types of professional development delivery, essential skills for the changing legal market, ROI - justifying professional development and its benefits and internationalism and from the horse's mouth - views on professional development. https://www.ark-group.com/ Part 2 shares 9 case studies of best practice in professional development; Baker & McKenzie, Carey Olsen, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, LexisNexis, Marque Lawyers, Validatum, Simmons & Simmons and Latham & Watkins.
    Version: , Filesize: 776.29 kB, Downloaded 116 times
  5. pdf Saying No Comfortably
    This article shares tips to say 'no' to requests and feel comfortable about it. The legal profession is highly pressured with fee earning targets and the ability to manage upwards is key to manage stress and workload. This article is written for female lawyers, with neuroscience indicating that women naturally want to nurture and care for others, which can make them feel uncomfortable about saying no. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 506.08 kB, Downloaded 115 times
  6. article Riding the wave
    This article 'Riding the wave' published 8 November 2016 in The Law Society's Managing for Success magazine and on-line, explores the positives of uncertainty and shares practical tips and self-reflective questions.
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Legal market (4) »

  1. pdf The rise of the employee value proposition
    This article, part of a report by Ark Group published December 2012, on different aspects of the new legal market, explores the employee value proposition - what employees need and want from a law firm. Taking an integrated approach to the employee proposition including; rewards, career and professional development is vital for attracting and retaining talent and building a healthy employer brand as well as competitive advantage with clients. https://www.ark-group.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 1.55 MB, Downloaded 553 times
  2. pdf The Shifting Sands of Law Firm Talent Management
    This feature article in the report about engaging lawyers in talent management explores whether the law firm model is working to attract, develop and engage legal talent. https://www.ark-group.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 161.75 kB, Downloaded 254 times
  3. pdf Review of 2012 in the legal market
    This column for Managing Partner magazine reviews 2012; a year of change and challenge for the legal profession. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  4. pdf Brave New World - The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession
    The legal profession is slowly waking up to the realisation that it needs to change and that investing in marketing and people development is no longer an optional extra, says Rachel Brushfield. http://awslondon.co.uk/
    Version: , Filesize: 243.13 kB, Downloaded 139 times

Professional development & CPD (4) »

  1. pdf Human law
    This article for Managing Partner magazine 'Human law' about soft skills and partners was published in April 2015 and includes quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  2. pdf Professional development for lawyers - contents and executive summary
    The executive summary and contents give an overview of the book 'professional development for lawyers' at this crucial time to examine skills, education and professional development for lawyers to better meet the demands of clients in the more competitive legal market. https://www.ark-group.com/ Part 1 includes introduction - professional development in the law, trends driving changes in professional development, target audience needs, engaging lawyers in professional development, types of professional development delivery, essential skills for the changing legal market, ROI - justifying professional development and its benefits and internationalism and from the horse's mouth - views on professional development. Part 2 shares 9 case studies of best practice in professional development; Baker & McKenzie, Carey Olsen, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, LexisNexis, Marque Lawyers, Validatum, Simmons & Simmons and Latham & Watkins.
    Version: , Filesize: 952.61 kB, Downloaded 148 times
  3. pdf Professional development for lawyers - sample chapter
    This sample chapter (introduction - professional development in the law) gives a taster of the new book on professional development for lawyers. Part 1 also includes; trends driving changes in professional development, target audience needs, engaging lawyers in professional development, types of professional development delivery, essential skills for the changing legal market, ROI - justifying professional development and its benefits and internationalism and from the horse's mouth - views on professional development. https://www.ark-group.com/ Part 2 shares 9 case studies of best practice in professional development; Baker & McKenzie, Carey Olsen, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, LexisNexis, Marque Lawyers, Validatum, Simmons & Simmons and Latham & Watkins.
    Version: , Filesize: 776.29 kB, Downloaded 116 times
  4. pdf The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms
    The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms, for which I wrote 1 chapter, published August 2016, is packed with practical advice and guidance designed to help firms to recruit, retain, and develop the very best legal talent for the 21st century. With contributions from a wide variety of thought leaders from the legal and business consulting industries, this comprehensive handbook discusses the core skills and outlook lawyers need today, and delves into key talent management issues for law firms, such as diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development. Also included are practitioner perspectives, case studies from leading law firms, and useful tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires. Key features: • Multiple expert contributors share diverse perspectives/approaches to recruiting, retaining, and managing talent • Insight into key issues e.g. diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development • Contains practical tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires • Case studies from leading law firms share their approach to fostering personal and professional development. My chapter, Chapter 2 is about Essential skills for the changing legal market. The book has 4 sections: Part 1: Talent management in the 21st century Part 2: Engagement and culture Part 3: Performance and reward Part 4: Career development Other contributors include; Jill King, Duncan Hart, Nick Jarrett-Kerr and Mike Mister. The book can be purchased from this link: https://www.ark-group.com/product/talent-management-toolkit-law-firms#.V76HWpgrKUk
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The psychological contract and employee engagement (8) »

  1. pdf The rise of the employee value proposition
    This article, part of a report by Ark Group published December 2012, on different aspects of the new legal market, explores the employee value proposition - what employees need and want from a law firm. Taking an integrated approach to the employee proposition including; rewards, career and professional development is vital for attracting and retaining talent and building a healthy employer brand as well as competitive advantage with clients. https://www.ark-group.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 1.55 MB, Downloaded 553 times
  2. pdf Stuck in the middle
    This article for Managing Partner magazine published in September 2014 is about the associate surplus in private practice. It includes a case study about DLA Piper and quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
    Version: , Filesize: 2.04 MB, Downloaded 231 times
  3. pdf The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms
    The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms, for which I wrote 1 chapter, published August 2016, is packed with practical advice and guidance designed to help firms to recruit, retain, and develop the very best legal talent for the 21st century. With contributions from a wide variety of thought leaders from the legal and business consulting industries, this comprehensive handbook discusses the core skills and outlook lawyers need today, and delves into key talent management issues for law firms, such as diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development. Also included are practitioner perspectives, case studies from leading law firms, and useful tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires. Key features: • Multiple expert contributors share diverse perspectives/approaches to recruiting, retaining, and managing talent • Insight into key issues e.g. diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development • Contains practical tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires • Case studies from leading law firms share their approach to fostering personal and professional development. My chapter, Chapter 2 is about Essential skills for the changing legal market. The book has 4 sections: Part 1: Talent management in the 21st century Part 2: Engagement and culture Part 3: Performance and reward Part 4: Career development Other contributors include; Jill King, Duncan Hart, Nick Jarrett-Kerr and Mike Mister. The book can be purchased from this link: https://www.ark-group.com/product/talent-management-toolkit-law-firms#.V76HWpgrKUk
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  4. article Building a thriving intergenerational in-house legal department
    Article for The Law Society, published 8 April 2016. Today’s in-house legal departments have up to five different generations represented, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
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  5. article The Generation game
    An article for The Law Society, published 10 February 2016. Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
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  6. article The importance of effective internal communication
    An article for The Law Society published 29 June 2016. Effective internal communication will reap dividends over time. In this article, I explains the role it plays in building employee engagement.
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  7. File Fulfillment is the future of work
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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  8. File Fulfillment is the future of work - more examples
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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Diversity and inclusion (2) »

  1. pdf Women in the law
    This chapter sample is part of a new Talent Management book published in September 2013 by the publisher Globe Law and Business and the International Bar Association (IBA). We were invited to research and write this chapter. Gender balance is a fascinating and multi faceted topic. http://www.globelawandbusiness.com/
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  2. pdf Equality for innovation
    This feature article explores the role of diversity on innovation in law firms. It was written for the annual talent management supplement of Managing Partner magazine June 2013. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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Innovation (1) »

  1. pdf Equality for innovation
    This feature article explores the role of diversity on innovation in law firms. It was written for the annual talent management supplement of Managing Partner magazine June 2013. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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Young lawyers (4) »

  1. pdf Young Lawyer career tips
    Career insights and tips to help law graduates secure a training contract in city law firms, published in Young Lawyer magazine May 2013.
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  2. pdf Sell Yourself
    This article shares insights and tips to help trainees in law firms to sell themselves from an early stage in their career, to develop their fee earning capability.
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  3. article Building a thriving intergenerational in-house legal department
    Article for The Law Society, published 8 April 2016. Today’s in-house legal departments have up to five different generations represented, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
    Version: , Filesize: 49.44 kB, Downloaded 89 times
  4. article The Generation game
    An article for The Law Society, published 10 February 2016. Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce.
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Workforce planning (3) »

  1. pdf Career diverse workforce
    In this article, I consider the challenges of managing a diverse workforce of freelance, portfolio-career and full-time lawyers. It includes opinion from various experts; HR in law firms, consultants, recruitment. This article was commissioned for Managing Partner magazine and first appeared in the July/August 2015 issue. http://www.managingpartner.com/topics/HR
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  2. pdf Off the ladder
    This article 'Off the ladder' for Managing Partner magazine published in May 2015 is about how workforce planning now needs to incorporate portfolio careers. It included quotes from various experts. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  3. article The importance of effective internal communication
    An article for The Law Society published 29 June 2016. Effective internal communication will reap dividends over time. In this article, I explains the role it plays in building employee engagement.
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Work life balance (4) »

  1. pdf How mentoring and coaching can help with life balance issues
    'Mentoring and coaching for lawyers' published by Globe Law and Business in association with the International Bar Association has chapters from multiple experts. The chapter written by myself, Rachel Brushfield, explores the causes of life balance challenges in the legal profession, insights from neuroscience, and benefits and impacts of coaching and mentoring interventions. http://www.globelawandbusiness.com/
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  2. File Fulfillment is the future of work
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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  3. File Fulfillment is the future of work - more examples
    This article for ‘The Future of Work Hub’ published on 28 February 2017, explores the vital topic of fulfillment at work and how the changing expectations of workers towards meaning and purpose and away from career status and money are starting to make companies rethink their long established ways of working. This article explores how individuals can achieve fulfillment at work and how companies can provide it through their policies.
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  4. article Planning the in-house career you want in 2020
    This article was commissioned by The Law Society in-house division for their Inside Out magazine and was published on 27 April 2017. It is for lawyers thinking about moving in-house and explores how to plan the career you want in 2020 and shares career planning strategies and tips to help you get started.
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Marketing yourself (6) »

  1. pdf Self Promotion - part 1
    This article, part 1 of 2, explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients. These article examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. Part 2 shares solutions and ideas to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  2. pdf Self Promotion - part 2, Solutions and tips
    This article, part 2 of 2, shares solutions and ideas to support women to feel confidence and competent to market themselves, thereby maximising their chances of success and progression to partnership in the legal profession. It follows part 1 which explored the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients.Part 1 also examines all the factors that affect their desire and willingness to do self promotion e.g. time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact it has on their careers and progression. http://awslondon.co.uk/
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  3. pdf Personal Branding
    This article about personal branding for lawyers 'Say my name' by Rachel Brushfield and Chrissie Lightfoot discuss the benefits of personal branding for lawyers and their firms. It shares how personal branding is crucial in modern marketing and how in conjunction with social media, it can help lawyers attract the clients they want time and cost effectively. http://www.managingpartner.com/
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  4. pdf Self Promotion - The Secret to Success?
    This article explore the issues that affect women and their desire and ability to promote themselves and market their professional services to clients in the legal profession. Factors explored include; time, confidence and neuroscience and the impact these have on their career progression. Solutions and ideas are shared to support female lawyers to feel confident and competent to market themselves. https://www.wilmingtonplc.com/
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  5. pdf Blowing your own trumpet
    This article for PM magazine, a magazine for marketing professional working in law and other professional services firms is about how important it is to make time to market yourself, or 'blow your own trumpet'. It was published in May 2016.
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  6. article Planning the in-house career you want in 2020
    This article was commissioned by The Law Society in-house division for their Inside Out magazine and was published on 27 April 2017. It is for lawyers thinking about moving in-house and explores how to plan the career you want in 2020 and shares career planning strategies and tips to help you get started.
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