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May 18, 2022

Outside Counsel Guidelines: Law firm leaders and their clients debate best approaches to client-firm dynamics

Finding common purpose for clients and lawyers and building efficiencies within a trusted and fair partnership is predicated on understanding and adherence to outside counsel guidelines (OCG). This was the key theme of the third annual Midwest and West Coast…

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Outside Counsel Guidelines: Law firm leaders and their clients debate best approaches to client-firm dynamics

Finding common purpose for clients and lawyers and building efficiencies within a trusted and fair partnership is predicated on understanding…

Pressure on profits, pricing and talent: UK law firm leaders prepare for new challenges ahead

Culture, profitability, rising cost pressures and client collaboration were among the key themes of the seventh annual Sandpiper Partners’ Managing…

More than table stakes: The value proposition challenge

In the past two years, law firms saw unprecedented profitability and growth, fueled by the demand for legal services and…

The top three tips for a successful outsourcing partnership

A rapidly evolving and hybrid workplace environment, increased client pressure for greater speed and higher quality service delivery, a raging…

To ensure outside counsel guidelines compliance, remember the three Cs

For law firms, there’s no getting around outside counsel guidelines. They’re here to stay, and over the past few years,…

As Omicron halts the return to the office, law firm leaders seek new opportunities for change

The Sandpiper Partners Working Differently London, 2022 virtual roundtable, couldn’t have come at a more interesting time. As concerns over…

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data,…

The pros and cons of virtual pitching: Client engagement vs. the bottom line

The shift to virtual meetings during the pandemic forced a change in the dynamics of dealmaking among bankers and their…

The legal industry in flux: Exploring and shaping new possibilities

“We’ve announced 400 return-to-office dates and none of them seem to be relevant, so we just keep kicking the can…

Global law firm leaders join up to discuss innovation, culture and change

Law firm leaders and general counsel from across the globe joined together virtually once again to discuss an exciting array…

Augmented working can strengthen the workforce

A more virtual working world is putting human interaction with technology to the test. The trend toward more hybrid working…

Your cybersecurity is only as good as your employees

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime was growing exponentially. Now, with the shift to remote and hybrid working, the global…

Watch The Deal Webcast: Dealmakers and operations leaders discuss opportunities, challenges of virtual vs in-person transactions

In a live webcast hosted by The Deal in partnership with Williams Lea, investment banking leaders and dealmakers discussed the…

Three ways to manage a new hybrid workforce

There is no doubt that we have entered an age of hybrid working, with many employees and employers shifting their…

The new ‘next’ normal: How has hybrid working changed law firms and will the return to the office change things again?

Client collaboration, law firm culture and the war for talent, technology, and Brexit headlined Sandpiper Partners’ ninth annual London Legal…

Preparing for the future: A multi-dimensional challenge

The past 18 months have seen change and uncertainty across just about every aspect of the legal landscape. Even with…

Law firm leaders agree: When it comes to change, boldness paves the way to future success

“Be bold” was the resounding sentiment at the Sandpiper Partners’ UK-focused Working Differently at Law Firms virtual roundtable, during a…

Driving innovation with data analytics

An accepted and growing trend across many businesses today, particularly in banking, legal, and professional services firms, is that data…