Highlights from Totum’s latest research and advice on COO recruitment.

The rise of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is arguably one of the most important developments in the sector in recent years. As firms have faced increasing competitive pressures, and business services functions have grown to support internal and external change, the COO has taken a central position in determining the efficiency and consequently productivity of the modern legal business.

To see all the details, download our full PDF report, The Rise of the COO’.

Key findings

  • 65% of the top-50 UK law firms now have a COO.
  • 27% of COOs are women.
  • Just under a third comes from an accounting background but it is striking how many encompass a wider breadth of experience.
  • The breadth of responsibilities of COOs among the top 50 law firms, show an outlook that extends well beyond finance.

We have also created comprehensive ‘How to Guides’ to assist firms in their search for these critical leadership roles. It includes compelling content to attract your ideal candidate including an example job description

To find out more about how we can help you recruit your COO contact Deborah Gray or Tim Skipper. You can also download our full Leadership Trends 2016-2022 report, detailing our findings about senior level recruitment trends across the sector.

For more information on Totum Research and the projects we have planned for the rest of the year, contact [email protected]