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Choose an interim manager with care 
or face the consequences

By Diane Morris, Director, Interim Women

21 February 2012

With increased workloads in private practices in recent years, combined with a tougher and more competitive business environment, many law firms are hiring interim managers to provide additional senior-level support across the business.

The kinds of roles that interims are taking on in law firms include IT, HR and finance managers. Firms are also bringing in interim business development managers, client relationship specialists and other marketing staff to help boost billing levels.

It is in these areas that interim managers can deliver the greatest value for firms, as they tend to have the commercial knowledge and experience that lawyers typically lack. As a result, they can not only help firms to be more competitive but also bring in new and innovative working methods that can ensure their assignments have a lasting legacy.

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