The door many partners find hard to open

Posted in: Career Change

What comes next, when the work of a partner in a law firm or a professional services firm begins to lose appeal, and fails to generate enthusiasm – when the “R” word begins to swirl around in one’s consciousness?

For many partners, retirement is not an attractive prospect for a multitude of psychological and practical reasons:

  • stepping back from hard won relationships, carefully built expertise, and the associated status and recognition is difficult
  • downsizing a lifestyle that has usually been built around high partner remuneration: life without it seems hard to contemplat

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