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First released in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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5 Technology – how well and how soon can you apply your computers, software, databases and information technology skills to reduce costs and improve productivity? 6 Quality of people – how effectively can you recruit, train and manage your staff into being a highly productive, adaptable and flexible workforce? Have you introduced short-term contracts, salaries linked to performance and consultancy contracts? Do you have fewer long-term full-timers, more retraining and people prepared to change careers more than once in a working lifetime?

The new management will see groupings of lawyers form around the type of clients they serve. Two broad classifications only might apply – the business client department and the private client department. Within each will be situated people whose technical legal skills will include both contentious and non-contentious skills. The litigator, the conveyancer and the company-commercial lawyer will work side-by-side in the same team in servicing a homogenous client base. The self classification according to function will give way to a classification according to client type.

5 Technology – how well and how soon can you apply your computers, software, databases and information technology skills to reduce costs and improve productivity? 6 Quality of people – how effectively can you recruit, train and manage your staff into being a highly productive, adaptable and flexible workforce? Have you introduced short-term contracts, salaries linked to performance and consultancy contracts? Do you have fewer long-term full-timers, more retraining and people prepared to change careers more than once in a working lifetime?

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