Celebrity Divorces

Posted on: June 30, 2009

One of the weekend newspapers did a hotlist of the most expensive celebrity divorces: 1. Michael Jordan – 17 year marriage, £110m settlement 2. Neil Diamond – 26 year marriage, £95m 3. Steven Spielberg – £64m. Pre-nuptial on a napkin thrown out 4. Harrison Ford – £54m and share of future earnings 5. Kevin Costner […]

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Personal injury lawyers marketing campaigns

Posted on: June 17, 2009

My working world contains a lot of lawyers. And a number of personal injury lawyers. So imagine my surprise when it entered my non-working world twice in the same morning. Catching the news on GMTV before leaving the house to travel to London, I saw the Claims Direct television advert from Russell Jones & Walker. […]

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Managing a law firm – Top ten tips

Posted on: June 10, 2009

A while back I did a presentation on this topic – with a bias to bridging the gap between partners/management and the BD/marketing team – for Conscious Solutions conference. The ten tips were: To survive: 1. Get a grip on the finances 2. Do a reality check 3. Prepare a plan 4. Get big, get […]

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Legal/property markets – Rise in fraud cases

Posted on: June 5, 2009

City of London Police reported that the number of reported frauds rose by 64% last year. They advocate changing its name from the gentlemanly “white collar crime” to “organised crime”. They highlight mortgage fraud in the property market caused by deliberate over valuing of new developments requiring conspiracies of lawyers, estate agents and developers working […]

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Social changes – Never weds to outnumber married couples

Posted on: April 8, 2009

Spare a thought for family lawyers. And those in the residential property business. Last year the number of married people fell to less than half the population. The Office for National Statistics has now forecast that by 2031 the ranks of those who have never married will swell to 22.1m (42 % of the adult […]

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