What makes a team

Karen Barton, Fiona Westwood

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Most managing partners are aware of the increasing importance of encouraging people to share information and work together to provide clients with a high level of service. Whether the “team” involves legally qualified, paralegals, estate agency staff and/or financial services advisers, everyone involved has to be able to support each other so that the client receives a consistent quality service. However, in practice this is not always easy to achieve, with some professionals resistant to any attempt to “join a team”. This article offers help to managing partners by looking at one type of teamworking that provides concrete examples of the characteristics that make professional teams successful.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal - Law Society of Scotland
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2007


  • managing partners
  • professional teams


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