Making Sense of Law Firms

586 pages | 978-1-85431-700-1 | Hardback 1997
Blackstone Press/Oxford University Press

In recent years, the legal profession has seen dramatic changes.  Law firms, large or small, have had to manage through these changes.  Some firms have been more successful than others, but on the whole the profession has emerged leaner and fitter.

Making Sense of Law Firms was the first book to take a systematic look at the strategy, structure and ownership of law firms and, as such, it brought a unique approach to law firm management.  The book describes the changing legal environment, explores the strategic choices for the firm and describes the proper application of appropriate business principles to law firms.

The book is split into eight parts:

  • Law firms as a Response to the Environment
  • The Theory of the Law Firm
  • Law Firms as Business Organisations
  • Law Firms as Client-Driven Organisations
  • Law Firms as Social Organisations
  • Law Firms as Economic Organisations
  • Ownership of Law Firms
  • The Way Ahead

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