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The Big Question: A more positive outlook?

Spain and Portugal have both surpassed the rumours, earlier this year, of a pending financial crisis and potential contagion from the crisis in Greece. Are lawyers feeling more or less positive about the future economic outlook than you were a year ago?

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Too early to predict an end to Big Law?

Some of the world's global law firms have started to report the first signs of growth following the recession. Is it true to say that the economic crisis has caused a major change in the global law firm model or will it soon be back to business as usual for Big Law?

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Moving away from the remuneration grid?

Some suggest that the current changes in the legal market will require new approaches to how law firms will attract and keep their best lawyers. If so, does this require pay and promotion which is more closely aligned to an individual’s performance – will we see a move away from traditional career paths that automatically […]

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Cautious optimism for the year ahead

As we draw to the end of one of the most challenging years for law firms and their clients in recent history, what are your thoughts on what 2010 will bring? Will the 'difficult 2009' be followed by an even more difficult 2010, or are we now seeing light at the end of the economic […]

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The Big Question

Skills outside the classroom In order to mark the launch of Iberian Lawyer´s new service for students – Ticket2Law.com – law firm managers share their advice on how young lawyers can make themselves more employable in a difficult economic environment and tougher recruitment market:

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The Big Question: getting to know you

Iberia´s in-house lawyers report that more than ever they want law firms to know their businesses better, to be more proactive and to highlight issues they may not even know they need help with.

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A strategic change for law firms?

Iberian Lawyer research has seen some law firm leaders suggest that their firms will have to move away from a reliance on transactional-led practices towards more advisory-led work, as clients regulatory and compliance needs increase. Is this correct – how might such a change impact on law firms’ structures or profitability?