EG presents at HR in Law - October 2014
EG director Scott Gibson presented to 50+ HR professionals from Allen & Overy, Anthony Gold, Ashurst, BLP, Bingham McCutchen, Bristows, Clyde & Co, Fladgate, Fox Williams, Holman Fenwick Willans, Kingsley Napley, Leigh Day, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Mayer Brown International, McDermott Will & Emery, Mishcon de Reya, Nabarro, Norton Rose Fulbright, Peters & Peters, Pinsent Masons, Piper Smith Watton, RPC, Rosenblatt, Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter & May, Travers Smith, Trowers & Hamlins, Wedlake Bell, White & Case and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co at a HR in Law event on Tuesday October 14 2014 at Macfarlanes LLP's office (20 Cursitor Street, London, EC4A 1LP).
The briefing was:
'An invitation to the market renaissance?'
After years of appalling market conditions, law firms have slimmed down their UK associate pools, re-tooled their compensation structures and slashed trainee numbers and support staff to retain profitability. During this time an increasingly widespread view of law firm management has been that a permanent shift in markets overseas, combined with the rise of alternative legal service providers and increased competition from in-house, means that, regardless of any short-term cyclical improvements in the UK economy, the domestic commercial law firm market is over-lawyered and in fundamental structural decline.
Whilst this presentation gently challenges some of the more pessimistic predictions about the medium term prognosis for UK law firms, it flags the very real short to medium term attrition, recruitment and compensation issues that HR and recruitment teams are already facing in a sharply improved market starved of junior and mid-level lawyers. It touches on issues around merit based associate pay in a hot market and looks at whether HR teams, in substituting non-permanent contractors and paralegals for permeant lawyers, can mitigate a supply and demand crunch.
Articles by Scott Gibson
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Quantifying your following and writing an effective business plan
Including a sample business plan.
A guide for the private practice lawyer.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for HR professionals
The recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for General Counsel/Legal Directors
For the recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
The partnership track and moving for immediate partnership
A guide for senior associates.
Legal directory rankings and their effect on lawyer recruitment
The benefits for both law firms and individual lawyers.
London law firm partner compensation 2011
Salaried partner and equity partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London
UK City law firm bonuses
Past trends and predictions for the future
- In-house lawyer salary summary
The Associate Recruitment Conundrum
Why law firms struggle to find the right candidates.
Attracting and retaining top talent to an in-house legal department
A contribution to Corporate Law Department Management - A Practical Guide
The rise and fall of the elite investment bank lawyer
From a recruitment perspective, the past 20 years has seen the position of the in-house lawyer change beyond all recognition
London Law Firm Assistants - Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions - February 2012
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses.
Law Firm Salaries 2012
City and US Law firm fundamentals, their impact on the recruitment market and why 'real' assistant level compensation should not rise in 2012
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2012/2013
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2012/2013.
London Law Firm Partner Compensation 2012/2013
Partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London.
The In-House Triumph over Law Firms - A Pyrrhic victory?
A discussion on how GCs have secured a short-term advantage over their external advisers.
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2013/2014
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2013/2014.
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2014/2015
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2014/2015.
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