The Lawyers' Path to Partnership

Posted on 20/4/2022 by Edward Sorrell

We all know how hard it is to become a lawyer. There’s plenty of information out there aimed at those at the beginning of their careers, but not enough guidance on climbing the legal career ladder. This series, The Lawyers’ Path to Partnership is here to change that. We spoke to some of the lawyers we work with and asked them what would be useful to them in order to help them progress at work before turning to our specialist consultants for advice. This blog series will help lawyers’ anywhere in their journey and provide top information on the soft and hard skills required on a lawyers’ path to partnership. 

In the first part of the series, we have focused on soft skills and provide guidance on a range of different topics including:  

Stay tuned for part two of the series in which we’ll turn to the hard skills needed to reach partnership. Some of the areas we’ll be covering are: 

  • Client management 

  • Developing a business plan 

  • How to improve your technical skillset as a lawyer 

  • Commercial awareness 

  • Analysis tips  


Are you looking to take the next step in your legal career? 

Whether you’re an NQ, associate or a partner, if you want to find a new role, or are looking for more tailored career advice, book a free 30-minute chat with any of our specialist consultants. To find out which recruiter is best placed to help you, call 03300 245 606 alternatively, check out our specialisms or meet the team pages.

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