Senior Lawyers and Partner Designates

There has been much written in the legal press over the last few years about the increasing difficulty of progressing from assistant to partner, particularly in the larger firms. The stage at which a senior associate might be considered for partnership has been pushed back by many firms and many firms have introduced an extra rung on the career ladder, described in various terms, such as legal director, managing associate, associate director and of counsel. The demands of partnership are indeed not for everyone but the fact remains that for most senior lawyers, partnership still remains the ultimate goal.

Whilst external factors such as a buoyant or depressed economy, supply and demand in a particular practice area and a bit of being in the right place at the right time will inevitably all play a part in anyone's career path, a mid to senior level lawyer still needs to position themselves as best they can in order to secure a promotion. We will assist you in:

  • Outlining all of your options
  • Optimising your chances of securing immediate or future partnership
  • Finding you the right platform to develop your practice
  • Providing help and advice with any or all of the following:

    CV drafting;

    Business plans;

    Interview preparation, technique and presentation skills;

    Remuneration packages;


    Counter offers;

    Notice periods; and

    General career planning.