I was recently pleased have been invited to submit a chapter on the subject of “Consulting and Advisory Services” to the legal industry, for the 2018 edition of Leaders in Legal BusinessIn it, I describe what law firms may expect when they approach a law-firm consultant, and when they may wish to do so. I also talk about the law firms that I have most enjoyed working with historically, and acknowledge the great debt I owe for much of what I know to my outstanding clients. Finally, I suggest the roadblocks and innovations we can look forward to in future, and how consultants and advisors can help firms to prepare for them.

Leaders in Legal Business by Stephen J. McGarry offers vital and current information on 35 aspects of the business of law, from legal publishing, to technology, to legal business structures. I encourage you to check out the table of contents for topics that might be of relevance to you. This year’s edition also includes a list created by HG Legal Services of “The 1000 Leaders and Influencers in the Legal Profession.

Many thanks to Stephen J. McGarry – founder of Lex Mundi, World Services Group, the Association of International Law Firm Networks (AILFN), LocateLawNetworks.com, Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and HG.org – for producing this excellent, interactive resource.

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