© 2004

Accelerated Best Practice

Implementing Success in Professional Firms

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 1-10
  3. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 11-44
  4. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 45-67
  5. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 93-117
  6. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 118-142
  7. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 143-166
  8. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 167-191
  9. Fiona Westwood
    Pages 192-206
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-214

About this book


The professional services market is under continuous pressure to change. Some firms have responded well, many have tried and failed. Professionals prefer to analyze and debate, rather than decide and act. Implementation and speed of response within professional firms remains a key problem. Whilst many management books focus on strategic change, few tackle it in the context of professional service firms. This book provides practical tools to harness the intellect and energy of professionals to implement holistic change successfully.


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About the authors

FIONA WESTWOOD worked as a solicitor for twenty years before setting up Westwood Associates in 1994, a management and training consultancy specializing in strategic development for professional service. She writes regularly for business and professional publications, including The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland and the English Law Society Managing for Success.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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'This book should almost be regarded as mandatory reading for anyone involved in law firm management, and anyone who provides advice to law firms, be it management consultancy or financial. It is well written and combines structured analysis with highly perceptive personal views...' - Andrew Otterburn, The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland