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Thinking beyond the law: Effective business management is key

As the legal sector changes, lawyers must be open to new, business-focused ways of working, says Adrian Denson

13 June 2016

Being a lawyer is not
just about running
your cases and servicing your clients: law
firms now have to give
serious consideration to the business side of things and how the company is managed. As the sector becomes more business-focused, more lawyers will find themselves having to manage multiple workloads and bear multi-faceted roles, perhaps in
areas of the business they haven't dealt with before.

When I joined Fletchers Solicitors back in 2011, I soon came to realise that I had three potentially full-time jobs to
do, all at the same time. First,
I took over an established caseload of catastrophic injury cases. Second, I was to head
up the award-winning serious injury team, and as well as this,
I joined the leadership team (which essentially managed the entire company on a day-to-day basis). Although I knew I was about to become very busy,
I c...

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