The reasons for a partner to consider moving away from his or her current practice can be diverse:
- Dissatisfaction with some of your fellow partners
- Dissatisfaction with the overall strategy and direction in which the practice is moving
- Lack of support and assistance from fellow partners in what you are trying to achieve
- There may be a rather large chasm between what you are currently achieving as salaried/ fixed share partner and what you are expected to achieve in order to be considered for equity status
- The path to equity is simply blocked
- Perhaps you’ve recently transferred to a firm and joined as salaried/ equity partner but you have found that things aren’t as they were described in interview
- You may have reached a stage in your career where the benefits of being a salaried/ equity partner are outweighed by the commitments to that role and the negative impact it is having on your quality of life/ lifestyle. Indeed you may simply no longer wish to carry the responsibilities of being partner and you may wish to move to a role where you can concentrate on practising your specialist area of law
Whatever the reasons for you contemplating a move, our advice is to pick up the phone and we can talk to you in absolute confidence about what the options for you might be. Once again you don’t need to submit a CV to talk to us. In fact we would encourage you to talk to us first and this will hopefully assist you in deciding whether it is worth investigating the market or not (and therefore whether it is worth sending us your resume).
Obviously, if you have a following of clients or specific matters which you can potentially take with you to your next role, this will certainly help in attracting interest in you from other firms. However, a lack of following does not necessarily (in many cases) preclude firms from potentially having an interest in you, even if you are currently operating at a senior level. If you talk to us we will be able to provide you with some sort of insight as to what the options might be.