Is this the legal service model of the future?

- Blog Posts

In this week’s series of blogs, we are examining the client/lawyer relationship. Our first blogs looked at the state of the current relationship and the changes it has undergone in recent years. Since the 2008 crisis, law firms have seen counsel increasingly turning in-house in a bid to cut costs. This has led to a… Read More

Is Deutsche putting too much pressure on lawyers?

- Blog Posts

This week we are exploring the current lawyer/client relationship. In our first installment we explored the drive towards a risk sharing relationship by clients. Clients are demanding changes in fee structures, increasing transparency and increasing efficiency. However, this begs the question. Where is this likely to push the lawyer client relationship in coming years? In… Read More

The best technology for General Counsel in 2017 (pt.3)

- Blog Posts

As part of our series on how to #futureproof your firm, we will be focusing this week on the technology available to General Counsel. On Friday we will be releasing an infographic showing our pick of the best technology to make a lawyers life easier. In the run up to this we’ll be highlighting the… Read More

The best technology for General Counsel in 2017 (pt. 1)

- Blog Posts

As part of our series on how to #futureproof your firm, we will be focusing this week on the technology available to General Counsel. On Friday we will be releasing an infographic showing our pick of the best technology to make a lawyers life easier. In the run up to this we’ll be highlighting the… Read More

Our five top tips for better practice management

- Blog Posts

Good practice management is never an exact science.  Client’s wishes, likes and dislikes vary from case to case. The workload can also swing from intensive all-nighters to slow cases which last years. Too often lawyers find themselves unsure of how far work has progressed, or where they are in terms of budget. To help avoid… Read More

Client intervention: The foundation for success?

- Blog Posts

If you hire a builder to construct your house you will regularly go on site to hear progress, to give updates on your preferences and ensure delays are avoided. It is not simply about wanting to maintain strict control of the project, you want a smooth delivery of the work through constant communication. Imagine a world where… Read More

Smints & AI: All that glitters is not gold

- Blog Posts

Last week I spoke with James Northin, head of legal project management at DLA Piper. He mentioned that buying a pack of Smints was almost always an impulse buy. This impulse buy, he went on to explain, draws parallels with today’s competitive legal landscape which seems to demand firms buy tech as though it were… Read More

Here’s why proactively offering AFAs makes your firm more profitable

- Blog Posts

The Altman Weil ‘Law Firms in Transition’  is one of the definitive year on year examinations of how firms are facing market challenges. Topics under discussion range from changes to billing structures and attitudes towards change, all the way through to the trends currently affecting a lawyer’s day to day job. Interestingly, the 2016 edition… Read More

The top three fintech trends that will impact lawyers in 2017

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Job Barth, Managing Director of the Dutch office of international trading bank Saxo, recently called for more transparency in the financial industry. “Our competitors are no longer other banks but technology companies focused on creating innovation platforms.” (Saxo) It is an observation not only applicable to the banking world, but one which has been voiced… Read More

Think new clients are the key to success? Think again!

- Blog Posts

Why keeping existing clients is better than finding new ones Clients.  Businesses spend millions each year on marketing and sales in the hope of luring elusive new clients on board.  Lawyers are no different, with Forbes estimating US firms’ annual marketing spending now tops $890 million.  But is this focus on new clients making a… Read More

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