Janders Dean is the
world’s leading independent legal
industry management consultancy
world’s leading independent legal
industry management consultancy
The Janders Dean Story
Unparalleled Experience, Client Service Excellence & True Industry Leadership
Janders Dean is an independent consultancy founded in 2007 – we are one of the most experienced and trusted law firm advisors across a number of areas in this complex and changing industry. We pride ourselves on our deep industry knowledge, and our ability to separate fact from industry hype. We believe that this is why our clients keep coming back to Janders Dean.
We are the only independent strategic advisory team with active client engagements across all major continents and legal marketplaces. Our breadth of client footprint helps us ensure that we can bring unparalleled level of expertise and context to our clients and their projects. We truly understand international best practices and regional idiosyncrasies.
UNITED KINGDOM & AMERICA
Three years after Janders Dean’s initial launch in Australia, we opened our London office in 2010 to service our UK and European clients. Within this key strategic region, our leading consultants work with valued clients in the private practice law firm and in-house legal department space. Our clients range in size and complexity, and include leading domestic and regional firms as well as a large number of international firms. Within this jurisdiction, Janders Dean is regularly recognised by our clients and industry peers as market leaders for our advisory services.
AUSTRALIA & ASIA
Having originally launched our practice in Australia in 2007, we have an established client base across the wider Asia-Pacific region, and are recognised as the leading consultancy to law firms and in-house legal departments. We have been (and remain) at the heart of the APAC legal industry, and we continue to work with our clients to evolve the industry. In addition to the APAC region, our team has an active presence in the North American market where we work with a number of the leading law firms on their technology, knowledge and innovation initiatives.
The Clients We Love to Serve
Experience & Differentiation
Janders Dean is highly respected by our clients for our collective and individual expertise. We work to continuously evolve our methodologies and our approach, and ensure that we are at the leading edge of the industry. Where other advisory brands may comprise a group of loosely affiliated and transient independents at the sunset of their careers, or industry commentators with published opinions but limited relevant or recent practical experience actually working inside a firm, our team is made up of “doers” with pride in our deliverables. Janders Dean’s team is a group of highly relevant and respected subject matter experts with up-to-date cross-functional experience in legal practice, finance and management accounting, successful technology deployment, and demonstrable change management implementation.
Janders Dean is trusted by the management of more law firms and in-house legal departments than any other group of advisors. As an organisation, we have over a decade’s experience directly advising partnership boards on their strategic and operational decisions, and assisting their management staff in delivering on major change initiatives. A majority of our work originates as a result of repeat business from existing client relationships, or from unsolicited client-to-prospect peer-to-peer referrals. Our clients trust Janders Dean to provide honest, pragmatic and independent advice that takes into account their unique position in the market, their individual culture and evolution point, and the challenges or opportunities that differentiate them from their peers. Our clients are unique, and our advice and relationships recognise this.
In addition to our unparalleled experience working with firms around the world, the foundation of Janders Dean’s expertise is our unique depth of understanding around lawyer psychology to inform successful change strategies. Our knowledge is informed by thousands of hours of ongoing behavioural studies and working practice observations with lawyers and professional support staff from various practice and peer levels, and across various functions and jurisdictions. From a technology perspective, our team has been directly involved in the assessment, design, and/or implementation of over 150+ different supplier technologies in the legal market. Our intimate knowledge of product functionality combined with working practice excellence, lawyer behaviour, regulatory requirements, and change management sets us apart.
Firm Strategy & Management
Practice Area Service Excellence
Our global team of over 20 consultants are individually recognised as the very best experts in their field. Our leadership team is made up of a close group of experienced senior consultants – all of whom possess a childlike mindset that embraces and promotes constant curiosity and fun. We’re proud of our unique culture, and the impact it has on our clients and our deliverables.
Janders Dean conferences differentiate themselves from the “same-old-same-old” static and stale conferences that have plagued the industry in the past, and from the hype events that measure success on “number of delegates” rather than the “right delegates”. We believe in conferences that actually inspire delegates to apply new thinking to their roles and their firm. Our events are developed and planned not by a conference company with limited connections to the real world, but by our own team of expert global consultants and thought leaders who work day in and day out at the front lines of legal services transformation with our clients and emerging suppliers. Speakers you won’t meet anywhere else, people you won’t meet anywhere else.
We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for our coveted Janders Dean Legal Horizons Conference series. The famous gatherings of our amazing client community and exclusive friends from across the industry will be taking place in London on 21 June 2019, and in Sydney on 24-25 July 2019.
You will never see the #SameOldSameOld at #JDHorizons. We aim to unapologetically set the tone and cement the trends for the years ahead.
We believe we have a responsibility to give back to the community, and to help the legal industry evolve in a positive and sustainable manner. We believe in giving back to the community by working with student bodies and community groups, championing social causes that are important to our team members and our clients, and by developing innovative and challenging industry events and initiatives.