Team moves and lateral hires are a popular method of growth for Top 200 UK law firms as  our report 'Recruitment to Robots: growth strategies for law firms' found. However there are pitfalls that many individuals and firms are often unaware of. 

There are potentially millions of pounds to be paid out if systems and protocols are not followed when hiring new partners, such as restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements. This can leave a dent in law firms' profitability so they should proceed with caution.