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Life partner: The four stages of a partner's career

Understanding the four stages of partners' careers is key to improving their contribution to your law firm, say Mike Mister and Rob Lees

28 April 2015

With her 20-year anniversary as a partner coming up next month, Carole's thoughts turn back to the excitement and trepidation she felt when she'd been asked to join the partnership. Excitement at the prospect of making it to partner had been her driving force since she'd joined the firm some ten years earlier. But, there was trepidation, too; she knew she really had to deliver and that she was basically starting out all over again.

Although that fateful day only seems like yesterday in many ways, Carole knows she's done well in the intervening years. She's built a very successful practice, been managing partner of one of the firm's biggest office for a time and is highly respected by both her clients and her colleagues. Any way you look at it, her career has been a success.

But, she wants that success to spill over into what she increasingly believes is the most important thing she could do - to ensure her youn...

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