Legal Business

Leadership and innovation – Visionaries, politicians and survivors

In today’s ultra-competitive legal market, the thin line between success and failure hinges on the quality of a firm’s leadership. LB teamed up with Berwin Leighton Paisner to investigate what separates the truly visionary from the merely ordinary.

There was a time, not that long ago, when running a law firm didn’t require a huge amount of thought. The money came through the front door and the increasing profits went out the back. Clients rarely moved. Partners stayed in one place and, barring a few dishonourable exceptions, law firms rarely failed. Compared to the pressures that their counterparts in other industries faced, law firm leaders had it easy.