UK law firm partnerships ready for non-lawyers post-Clementi

Harris, Joanne
June 2005
Lawyer;6/13/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 23, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents the results of a survey carried out to assess the likelihood of non-lawyer partnerships in some of the biggest law firms in Great Britain. Interviewing with managing partners from 51 of the top 100 firms in England and Wales, the researchers concluded that partnerships in law firms are likely to be swelled with non-lawyers when a proposed legislation on the regulation of the legal profession gets passed. It was found that nearly two-thirds--65 per cent--of managing partners have plans to admit managers such as finance directors to partnerships when this is permitted.


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