Making it easier to grow your law firm


This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

This section only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up...

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way

In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted

How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads

How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want

Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls

How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results

Effective partner reward and incentive options

Law firm of tomorrow imageWebinar – 14 March 2024 (9.30-10.30am)


Partner (or director) remuneration has had to change in order to attract and retain talent in law firms. A straightforward lockstep remuneration path to high remuneration later on in one's career is no longer an attractive option for most junior lawyers, who want to be 'fairly rewarded' from the outset.

For this session we envisage that the questions might include:

  • What are the main remuneration scheme types/options?
  • What approach do different types of firm tend to take?
  • What does a best-practice remuneration process look like?
  • How do you reward the many different types of contribution to the firm?
  • How might you incentivise the different types of non-fee-earner in the firm?
  • How do you get partners to agree to a change that seems to disadvantage them?
  • Is there still a place for lockstep and parity?
  • What are examples of incentive schemes backfiring?

A panel will take questions from the host and the attendees. Surveys and live polls will ensure that the speakers cover the aspects that the attendees deem most important.

The webinar will provide clear steps towards optimising the remuneration scheme of your firm.

Host and panel

Our panel includes Jonathan Blair, who was managing partner/CEO of Dickinson Dees (2008-2013), then Bond Dickinson (2013-2017), and then Womble Bond Dickinson (2017-2022). He is currently head of the firm's professional practices group.

Jonathan will be joined by Andy Harris, a partner at accountants Hazlewoods, and the webinar's host Andy Poole, a partner at accountants Armstrong Watson.

All three individuals have extensive experience of advising law firms on remuneration and incentive schemes.

The panel is completed by Glyn Morris, a partner at Higgs LLP. As a finance director, he was made the firm's first non-lawyer partner back in 2014.



Register here: Effective partner reward and incentive options

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.