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Trends and changes in the legal market

In a rapidly changing world, we aim through our Insights to provide you with some food for thought in blogs and contributions in which we look into certain key questions, tendencies and changes our clients are confronted with.

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HR and law firms

People and clients are a law firm’s main assets. There is a lot written and said about how to take care of your clients. There is much less written about how to successfully manage and inspire people at a law firm. Larger firms have been developing clear career tracks and performance management systems for the…

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ARTICLES EXPERTISE : CAPITAL HUMAIN AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 28 August 2018

HR and law firms

People and clients are a law firm’s main assets. There is a lot written and said about how to take care of your clients. There is much less written about how to successfully manage and inspire people at a law firm. Larger firms have been developing clear career tracks and performance management systems for the…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : AVOCATS AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 20 August 2018

Why it is important for lawyers to (let) know why they do what they do (*)

What – How – Why ? The summer is a good time to reflect. Usually we reflect with law firms and legal departments about their future and how to best realize it. Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why” inspired me to share a few more fundamental considerations about what makes law firms and legal departments…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : CAPITAL HUMAIN AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 25 July 2018

Law firm partner mobility : turning it to your advantage

Introduction Our tracking of lateral partner moves in law firms in Europe since 2012, shows a clear increase of law firm partner mobility. In Belgium alone, more than 5 lateral partner moves in business firms were announced in the last few weeks and at least two lateral partner moves will be made public shortly. Lateral…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATION AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 3 May 2018

Artificial intelligence and medium sized law firms

Want to know what your firm really should be doing in light of the current artificial intelligence developments for the legal market ? Are you part of a mid-sized law firm in mainland Europe ? Be sure to read our guidelines below. “What should we do about artificial intelligence ?” is one of the most…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATION AUTHOR : Dirk Maertens DATE : 23 January 2017

Going digital is just business as usual

Over the holiday season I found some time to read through a series of interesting books and some “saved up” articles on the legal industry and the digital age. After reading through some of it I realized that it felt somehow as a déjà-vu as I remembered the doom and bust messages from leading authors…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : HUMAN CAPITAL AUTHOR : Steven De Keyser DATE : 23 January 2017

Looking for partners with portable business ?

“We want to recruit partners with portable business”. This is the phrase that we have probably heard most when asking managing partners how they wish to grow their firm in certain markets or areas. There is of course a clear logic behind that approach. Partners with portable business have demonstrated that they can develop and…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION AUTHOR : Patrick Bignon DATE : 23 January 2017

Restoring confidence between management and the Partners …

Restoring confidence between management and the Partners … From observing the multitude of crises that have taken place in many law firms, I have noted more and more frequently over the last few years – for those who know them – misunderstanding or even open criticism by the partners of those in charge of managing…

ARTICLES EXPERTISE : STRATEGY AND GROWTH AUTHOR : Patrick Bignon DATE : 26 May 2016

Staying one step ahead

The need for law firms to study their environment in order to develop a successful strategy