This PPA Zoominar and podcast series addresses the threats faced by professional services firms and their partners and explores ways in which firms need to adapt, not only to survive the crisis but also to take steps now to thrive in the post-crisis environment.
In this podcast from Session 2: Strategic Advance Planning for Professional Services Firms to Thrive After the Crisis is Over, held on Thursday, 7th May 2020, leading international advisers to professional services firms discuss a wide range of issues affecting law firms and accountancy firms, and other firms, who are firefighting to survive and thrive through this crisis, including:
i. Legal and practical issues for professional services firms in managing workplace re-entry – can you force worried staff to come to work? What protections, policies and training should you be putting in place now?
ii. Your office space – what is the impact of successful, large-scale home working on professional services firms and their office space?
iii. Retaining, motivating and locking in key talent – making this your first priority before addressing the under-performers.
iv. Pruning the Partnership post-crisis – constitutional and discrimination issues to consider when managing Partner Exits.
v. Revisiting your firm strategic Business Plan – are you tweaking it or ripping it up and starting again? And what scenario planning are firms doing to refocus their strategy?
vi. Learning the lessons from the Crisis – reconstruction, recovery and strategic change for firms
Corinne Staves, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP – Partnership Law & SRA Regulation specialist
Zulon Begum, CM Murray LLP – Partnership Law & M&A specialist
Claire Watkins, Buzzacott LLP – Partnership Accountant and Adviser
David Shufflebotham, PEPUp.consulting – Partner Remuneration specialist
Robert Millard, Cambridge Strategy Group – Law Firm Management Consultant
Sarah Chilton, CM Murray LLP – Partnership & Employment Law specialist
Clare Murray, CM Murray LLP – Partnership & Employment Law specialist