Career Moves: The otherside
Nigel Williams recently traded in his job as IT director at Lee Crowder Solicitors in Birmingham for a senior consulting role with Solicitec, a supplier of legal case management systems. Here he explains the difficulties and the joys of making such a move
I have recently taken the plunge and crossed onto the ‘dark side’ of the legal IT supplier, or perhaps that is what some uneducated individuals would have you think. But why is there this view that law firms live on one side, and legal IT suppliers live on the other? Surely it isn’t helpful? Both parties are dependent on the other in order to survive and prosper. Surely partnerships, where both parties work together, understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses, have to be the optimum arrangement?
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