Fairfax Associates brings together the skills of highly experienced professional services consultants with particular expertise in law firms. Our Principals have advised professional firms since the 1980s and combine high-level strategic and analytical thinking with a profound understanding of professional firms and the way in which professionals are managed.

We work with the support of a number of researchers and analysts and we shape our team according to the demands of the engagement and our client’s internal resources.

Featured Insights

Strategy in Volatile Times

Strategy in Volatile Times

While law firms have been necessarily preoccupied with shorter term operational requirements, ongoing evolution in the legal industry and the ...
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Managing Into Headwinds

Managing Into Headwinds

As we head into the second half of the year, economic headwinds appear to be getting stronger. Demand through Q2, ...
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The Problem of Partner Disengagement

The Problem of Partner Disengagement

Now, more than ever, law firms are struggling with partner engagement. While some might argue that partner engagement was lagging ...
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News & Events

Press Releases

Law Firm Mergers Up Since 2021

In the third quarter, law firm mergers tracked closely with Q2 results but reflect an increase in merger activity since 2021, with mergers involving small or boutique firms accounting for the bulk of activity, according to the merger research team at Fairfax Associates.

Speaking Engagements

Fairfax In the Press

Of Counsel interviews Lisa Smith

Recently, Of Counsel, a legal practice and management publication, held an interview with highly regarded Fairfax Associates principal, Lisa Smith. For three and a half decades at a few of the nation’s most prestigious consulting firms, Smith has helped regional,...