Entries by Mark Lee


Fixed fees

I was recently discussing fixed fees with a forward thinking accountancy firm. I asked them how ‘fixed’ were the fixed fees that they advertise? They confirmed that once they give a fixed fee quote that they will never seek to bill more than that. All of which is what I was hoping they would say. […]

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Mentoring prospective partners

I was a guest of Taxation magazine at their Annual Taxation awards ceremony last night. Big black-tie event at the Park Lane Hilton hotel. Met loads of people who had said they’d received my recent email newsletters and that they had not ‘removed’ themselves from my mailing list. Phew! Sat next to a really nice […]

Facilitating partner meetings

Do any of the following sound familiar? “Our partner meetings would be a lot more productive if they were chaired by an external facilitator.” “If we let someone else chair the meetings then all partners could contribute equally.” “Why don’t we ever stick to the agenda and remain focused on the important issues for the […]