On this site, you will find information about Nick’s experience, capabilities and expertise and details about Nick’s approach to strategic planning and business advice for law firms.
Nick’s consulting philosophy is summed up in the old saying “Strategy drives Structure, Structure drives Behaviour, Behaviour drives Performance, and Performance drives Results”. Nick advises at all stages in this chain.
He has one driving objective – to help law firms in tackling their urgent and important business issues. His unique blend of practical experience and high level thinking has
helped law firms thoughout the world.
For some years, law firm strategists have talked about the concept of segmentation. In a book I wrote four years ago I explained the concept: “Segmentation – which divides law firms into groups serving the …Read More
This article first appeared in Managing Partner Magazine in April 2013 and is reproduced with their permission.
In my Ark Special Report “Tackling Partner Underperformance in Law Firms” I attempted to define underperformance in terms of …Read More
This article first appeared in Managing Partner Magazine Volume 15 Issue 5 in February 2013 and is reproduced with their permission
A combination of recessional pressures and the tide of commoditisation has led to widespread discussion …Read More
It is interesting to note two recent trends in large law firms across the world. First, there was the now notorious demise of the US firm Dewey & LeBoeuf in which back bench …Read More
Nick is one of the leading UK and international advisers to law firms on business issues, strategy, leadership and management. In addition to matters of strategy, Nick has a particular interest in law firm governance, partner compensation, partnership performance criteria and partner development. He regularly leads or facilitates strategy days, retreats, partner conferences, practice group retreats and away days.
Nick’s new book Strategy for Law Firms – After the Legal Services Act has now been published by the Law Society (November 2009). To read a recent review click here. To buy it click here or go to Amazon or contact us