System review: Performance management in the professions – Performance Leader system

Posted on: May 8, 2018 Performance management in the professions - Performance Leader system

I caught up with Paul Lemon, previously of the Professional Marketing Forum and now Managing Director of Performance Leader, on one of his many trips to the UK since relocating to Perth, Western Australia (which he tells me is just a 17hr non-stop flight from London!). Paul spends around 30% of his time in the […]

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Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

Posted on: April 27, 2018 Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms

It has been my great pleasure to have been a Non-Executive Director (NED) for various professional service firms for many years. I currently hold two such positions for property professional practices (see https://www.kimtasso.com/consultancy/non-executive-director/). I thought I would share my experiences of the role and talk briefly about Non-Executive Directors: Benefits to professional service firms.  The […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

Posted on: September 27, 2017 David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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Book review: How to become the firm of choice by Robert J Lees and August J Aquila (strategy development)

Posted on: September 4, 2017 Firm of choice book review

This book review of “How to become the firm of choice” on strategy development in PSFs appeared in Professional Marketing magazine in the September 2017 edition. This book tells a story. In the form of a case study. It joins a mid-sized (21 partner) law firm on its two year journey to develop and implement […]

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Legal market research – Lexis-Nexis Bellwether research report 2017 “Why independent law firms are thriving”

Posted on: June 1, 2017 Legal market research 2017

Now in its fifth year, LexisNexis Bellwether has released the first of three legal market research reports for 2017. The research, in conjunction with Linda Jones & Partners, is based on 10 qualitative interviews and quantitative research with 118 lawyers in independent law firms (75% of whom had worked at larger firms in the past) […]

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