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PathToPartnership.jpgAre you fighting for survival at your firm?The recession has brought about a lot of changes to the legal sector – and led to a myriad of internal battles in many law firms. The big picture is that firms have been forced to reconsider their structures, pricing and business development strategies in order to get through the difficult times. The smaller picture is internal conflicts fuelled by insufficient volumes of work (which do not allow everyone to achieve even the most modest targets), variable quality of work and, more generally, a deep-set insecurity about the future. Office battles, unlike street fights, are of a covert nature. But they are no less bloody. They have affected lawyers of various levels of experience - from trainees to senior associates and partners. In some instances they have gone way beyond what can be described as ‘healthy competition’.

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