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The Boutique Lawyer Show: A blueprint for managing big, complex matters

Small law firms can and should look to attract work that may, traditionally, have been the domain of the big end of town. Once a boutique secures said matters, there are certain steps they must take in order to ensure success.

user iconRobyn Tongol 22 March 2022 Podcast
The Boutique Lawyer Show: A blueprint for managing big, complex matters
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On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy welcomes back award-nominated lawyer Trevor Withane – who is the principal of Blackwattle Legal – to discuss why boutique law firms must look to take on big, complex matters that they may perceive to be intended for BigLaw firms, the need to engage contract lawyers and paralegals, other key stakeholder relationships such as barristers and accounting firms, and the importance of being people-focused.

Mr Withane also details his reflections on team culture and how best to manage relationships, logistical and technical considerations, including and especially “the IT stack”, bringing clients along for the ride, how best to set up one’s office, the importance of individual and team wellness, and why boutique firms can be so excited about securing big, complex matters if they adopt such a practical blueprint.



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