Effects of Management Practices on Performance of Law Firms in Trans-Nzoia County

Robert Kipchumba Tigogo, Elizabeth Nambuswa Makokha


This study investigated the effects of management practices on performance of law firms in Trans – Nzoia County. The Economic environment is changing rapidly and this change is characterized by such phenomena as globalization, changing legal needs and heightened competition between firms. To compete successfully in this environment, firms continually need to rationalize their structures through management and administrative structures. Specifically this study sought to establish the effect of communication on performance of law firms,   in Trans – Nzoia County. The study adopted a descriptive design because it was efficient in collecting large amounts of information within a short time.   The study targeted a population of 230 employees, where the Slovin’s formula sample size formula was used to select a sample size of 146 respondents, where simple random samplings were applied.   Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to get information from informants, and were major instruments of data collection. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive method. Mobility of the researcher in the firms however was restrained due to fear of unknown. There were limited materials on management practices on performance of firms to support the study findings, and fear of the unknowns from respondent’s complicated further the study findings. The study envisaged to contribute towards the need for adoption of management practices to enhance performance at law firms in Trans – Nzoia County. The p-value for communication was p = 0.000 which was less that the significant level of 0.05 (p<0.05) and the results indicated that (r-value) of 0.719 thus representing a strong, positive relationship between communication and law firms performance.  Findings indicated that management practices positively affects law firm’s performance in Trans – Nzoia County.

Keywords:  Communication, Law Firms Performance

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