A strategy for developing more private client work

Posted on: September 20, 2019 A strategy for developing more private client work

A shorter version of this article on A Strategy for developing more private client work was published in The Law Society’s Private Client Section in September 2019 https://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/september-2019/workshop-developing-more-private-client-work/6000337.article At the Law Society’s Private Client Conference in June 2019 I presented a short workshop on “Developing more private client work”. The session covered: 1. Develop a […]

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Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

Posted on: July 25, 2019 Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

At a “Business development for lawyers” course a while back the topic that the delegates asked me to write about was that of converting telephone enquiries. More recently, at a practice development course for private client solicitors, the same issue arose and other insights were shared at a recent in-house workshop on the topic. So […]

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Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

Posted on: July 8, 2019 Structured programmes for Referrer Relationships

At a recent referrer management course we talked about categorising and prioritising referrers and intermediaries according to the strength and value of the relationship. Marketing and business development teams might develop indicative programmes to show the appropriate relationship management and collaborative marketing activities depending on the stage of the relationship. Structured programmes for referrer relationships […]

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Book review: Managing key clients (securing the future of the professional services firm) by Kevin Walker, Paul Denvir and Cliff Ferguson

Posted on: June 25, 2019 Managing key clients

Whilst this is not a new book (it was published in 2006), I thought it was worth including as a review as it is one of the few books on key account management that focuses on the professional services sector. Managing key clients is also produced by the PACE partnership and many firms will be […]

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Client Experience Management (CEM) – Nine takeaways (Perspective, Emotions, Tension, Journeys, Involvement, Tangible, Systems, Technology, Process)

Posted on: June 19, 2019 Client Experience Management (CEM) – Nine takeaways (Perspective, Emotions, Tension, Journeys, Involvement, Tangible, Systems, Technology, Process)

In April, the delegates at the Client Experience Management (CEM) workshop at Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx  identified the following nine takeaways: 1. Adopt the client’s perspective Whilst it is easy to see the business benefits of a Client Experience Management programme in terms of consistency of quality and care, it is critical to adopt the […]

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