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LLP personality: How your firm’s culture affects its future structure

Before choosing your firm’s next business structure, first consider what its true culture is, say Mark Jones and Zulon Begum

23 May 2014

“A nation that loses sight of its own history is a nation in trouble. Without a knowledge of where we came from, and how we got here, we are unlikely to understand where we are going, and we are likely to flounder about in a cultural fog” – Colonel David Parker, The Parachute Regiment

Mention the word ‘culture’ and some people will repeat tired old jokes about mould in unwashed coffee cups.
That does a dis-service to a key component of any business, and one particularly crucial to planning for the effective structuring of law firms.

A firm’s culture is, for want of a
better word, its personality. The firm’s leaders – the partners – are the creators of its culture for a very straightfor...

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