What's in a name?
There is a rise in alternatives to partnership in the UK legal market. Colette Llewellyn takes a closer look at what it means to be 'of counsel' In recent years, as part of a strategy to attract and retain the best lawyers, law firms have been developing more formalised career structures. These new structures offer clearer staging posts as lawyers progress through their careers either to partner, or in many law firms, to new roles which offer a genuine alternative to partnership. As part of this, the role of 'of counsel' has become increasingly common in the UK legal market.
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