Legal Business

Taking the firm to the client – traditional rainmakers are gone

Simmons senior partner Colin Passmore argues a new breed of collaborators are the rainmakers of tomorrow

When I qualified (was it really 30 years ago?) I had this impression about how law firms worked. The partnership was made up of different people. There were the technical geniuses – the lawyers who were the equivalent of the rocket scientists at the investment banks. There were the managers who made things work, like meeting the deadlines. Then there were the rainmakers.