Consultancy - The 2020 Group

By: The 2020 Group  09-12-2011
Keywords: Dispute Resolution, People Management, Management Counselling,

2020 regularly consults with individual firms in the areas of marketing, practice management and organisational issues. In-house seminars are also available. Our consulting focuses on the following principal areas:


Developing Marketing plans for client firms, and specifically:

  • Building a marketing culture
  • Implementing the plan
  • Recruiting and training marketing personnel
  • Providing follow-up and support

Partner Retreats

Facilitating partner and management retreats, using methodology that includes:

  • Identification of key issues through confidential questionnaires
  • Individual interviews
  • Documentation and implementation
  • Building “one-firm” culture
  • A bias towards change, results, and accountability

Partnership Agreements

Helping firms develop comprehensive partnership (or corporate) agreements that effectively deal with the key issues, including:

  • Ownership and compensation
  • Retirement
  • Admission and withdrawal of partners
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Dispute resolution 


Counselling firms on initiatives to significantly raise profitability, through:

  • Better people management
  • Incentive remuneration systems
  • Chargeable hour management
  • Improving fee structures
  • Better billing practices
  • WIP and debtor controls

Structural Change

Assisting firms in dealing with issues of succession planning, retirement, partner withdrawal and new partner admissions. 2020 regularly assist with the negotiations of practice mergers and acquisitions.


2020 examine a practice to ascertain whether it is working at maximum efficiency and is effective in its delivery of services for clients.

Keywords: Billing Practices, Dispute Resolution, Management Counselling, People Management, Remuneration Systems, Training Marketing,

Other products and services from The 2020 Group


Client Satisfaction Surveys - The 2020 Group

The letter indicates the importance of both positive and negative feedback and that if they should be contacted over the phone, would they mind spending a few minutes with a specialist from the 2020 Group. Typically the telephone interviewing will cover 90% - 100% of the clients listed.After summarising the results, Gordon Gilchrist will visit your firm to present the findings to all of the partners.


2020 New Business Kit - The 2020 Group

For firms who wish to organise their own printing of the New Business Kit, 2020 will supply you with the complete inner text file in Microsoft Word – this will need to be correctly formatted according to the specifications of the printer, before being converted to a PDF.


Finance for Professionals - The 2020 Group

The recent withdrawal of traditional sources of funding, such as secured loans and overdrafts, which have been the staple sources of finance for professional practices, has caused significant difficulties to otherwise sound businesses. Finance for Professionals have designed an innovative solution to inject much needed funds into your business without the need for director or member guarantees.