Becoming an Equity Partner at 25 years of age, and coaching many aspiring and new Principals over the last 35 years, gives me a particular perspective on the support new Principals and aspiring Principals need.
One thing that hasn’t changed much at all is that lawyers continue to work very hard in the best interests of their clients, but often shoot their own feet off when it comes to getting paid what they’re worth.
In the most recent year that I could get figures for from the Australian Taxation Office, lawyers’ incomes did not rate in the top 20 job categories.
Law is a profession certainly, but there’s nothing unprofessional in sensibly earning a very good income doing what you love to do, especially after all the effort you put into getting qualified, and the time you spent in that phase of your career. One particular response I provide to this ongoing problem is mentoring, directly for individual lawyers, or via a firm offering mentoring to team members as part of their remuneration and support package.
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been stressful and very disruptive, and good guidance is more important than ever as we all try to work out what is the new normal.
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The majority of the 1382 legal firms I have directly assisted so far in various countries have been small, and many have been start-ups, some approaching me for guidance before “hanging out their shingle”.
Some of the small firms I have assisted are now very large, with a national presence.
"The increase in the Firm’s profitability has been just as dramatic.
As well as providing monthly Feedback Reports and being available by phone/Zoom whenever needed, Rob provides us with insightful guidance on the myriad of things that arise in everyday practice from staffing issues to marketing and ongoing strategies for the Firm. I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Rob to anyone wishing to turn around the fortunes of their practice”.