Operational Structure & Reviews

The operating structures of law and professional services firms have evolved significantly over the last two decades. Operations are becoming an increasingly important element in competitiveness, and partners and other professionals are increasingly reliant on supporting infrastructure in the development of their practice and their day-to-day work. In the evolving legal market, increasing efficiency and reducing the cost of firm operations has become a high priority.

Fairfax helps firms develop high-performing operational structures that work effectively. We assist firms with the overall support structure, in optimizing staffing ratios and structures, and in designing and implementing effective processes. We also work with individual support departments, such as finance, marketing/business development, or human resources, to enhance and align performance.

Our work is based on our experience with firms at all stages of their development, as well as research into best practices and effective operating models for both law and other professional services firms.