360 Legal Conference report – Surviving the perfect storm

Posted on: October 28, 2009

At the start of the month (it’s been busy) I attended this conference at which I presented a paper on “Commoditising and innovating legal products” (on which there is a separate post) and some key points emerged that I thought I would share: After some rather dramatic music, Viv Williams got things off to a […]

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Recent tweets/news round up

Posted on: September 3, 2009

For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (RedStarKim), I have selected some of my recent tweets which may be of interest to those in the legal, property and accountancy professions. If you want further information, you’ll need to see the sources, references and links to full articles on Twitter. Economic, social and […]

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Rural market – Lawyers follow surveyors and agents

Posted on: July 17, 2009

Having always enjoyed working with a clutch of agency and surveying clients who make a happy living in the rural market in the areas of land agency, estate management, farm management and farm consultancy it is good to see that some law firms have seen the light and focused attention on this important market. Agriculture […]

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Lawyers adding real value to client relationships?

Posted on: July 16, 2009

An article in The Lawyer (6th July) described how Sainsbury’s asked its 11 panel law firms to each invite one of their other clients along to pitch their products, Dragon’s Den style, to Sainsbury’s. The winner, by the way, was Dentons with an Internet based parts company called e-spares. A fundamental element of any client […]

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UK’s top 20 law firms – Winners and losers

Posted on: July 16, 2009

The Lawyer magazine recently wrote “The Magic Circle is redrawn…Clifford Chance relegated to third place…Lovells set to overtake Slaughter & May”. It showed the top 20 in terms of 2009 revenues as follows: Rank Firm 09Rev(£m)08Rev(£m)PEP 2009(£K) 1 Linklaters 1,298 1,293 1,302 2 Freshfields 1,287 1,178 1,440 3 Clifford Chance 1,262 1,330 733 4 Allen […]

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