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Managing People in a Legal Business

ISBN: 978-1853288043

25 July 2011

If someone gave you this book or suggested you read it, would you be delighted or concerned that someone is implying you do not know how to manage people? Lawyers are not marvellous at managing people; their partners or staff and worst of all themselves. We can sort out others people’s problems but not always our own.

This book does a lot more than it says on the tin; it is about more than managing people. It is an excellent and readable guide to employment law for lawyers. It covers the whole legal minefield of recruiting, promoting and employing people and gives useful guidance on how to keep everyone reasonably sane and safe. Most solicitors would benefit from reading these sections. It is up to date and relevant. Law for lawyers.

There is no shortage of ‘how to’ books on management for solicitors and this is one of the better ones. The sections on policies are good and made me make a mental note to review my office manual and written procedures. It is strong o...

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