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  • 29 October, 2015

    One year on has Spruson & Ferguson left the others for dead?

    . Brands. IP & Patents. Law. Mergers & Acquisitions. Professional services

    When Spruson & Ferguson, a traditional Australian IP firm, listed on the ASX in November 2014 it was a quiet, understated affair. But in one year its share price has more than trebled and its market cap is over $1.2b.  Not bad for a bunch of 20 or so patent attorneys and IP principals. 

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  • 19 October, 2015

    Generational change is slow in law firms

    . Law. Strategy

    A recent study reveals the dangers of being slow to in making generational changes in law firms. Leadership in AmLaw100 firms is concentrated in the hands of older baby-boomers and members of the Silent Generation, born before the end of World War II. But while there is clear evidence of generational change occurring in the […]

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  • 15 October, 2015

    BigLaw’s perfect storm

    . Law. Strategy

    Being a Managing Partner has been a difficult task since the subprime mortgage crisis and global recession of 2008, some say it’s BigLaw’s perfect storm.

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  • 13 October, 2015

    Profit, delusion and the BigLaw obsession

    . Law. Strategy

    His K&L Gates provenance and the way our guest contributor began his recent article in Legal Business caught my eye. Tony Griffiths’ piece was titled “…on profit, delusion and how Big Law became obsessed with the wrong things”. With his permission, we quote Tony and reinvigorate debate on the dangerous obsession with law firm league tables.

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  • 11 October, 2015

    New Susskind book: The Future of the Professions

    . Professional services. Strategy

    The Future of the Professions is a much-anticipated new book from Richard Susskind and his son Daniel Susskind. It is now available from Oxford University Press. On first reading it lives up to my highest expectations; I warmly commend The Future of the Professions to all who practise and value and benefit from professional life.

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  • 8 October, 2015

    An industrial revolution is coming to law

    . beatonlive. Law. Technology

    This post explains one way an industrial revolution is coming to law. Expert systems are changing many aspects of how law is practised. Michael Mills, a leading authority, explains how.

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