Growing a surveyors’ practice – Five golden rules? (February 2017)

Posted on: April 18, 2017 Growing a surveyors' practice

In February I presented another of the successful MBL training courses “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” in Dublin, Ireland. It was interesting that the majority of the themes and issues raised during these sessions in the UK were raised at the session – despite the rather different economic and political environment. At the […]

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The Lawyer UK 200 Workspace report – Law firm use of real estate

Posted on: September 19, 2016

During the summer months I spent much of my time visiting the offices of solicitors and barristers around the UK, interviewing JLL’s property agents in the Big Six UK cities and knee-deep in data to produce an article and 20,000 word data-rich, benchmarking report for the second The Lawyer UK 200 Workspace report which is […]

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Legal market research – The 2016 NatWest Financial Benchmarking Report

Posted on: May 13, 2016

This continues the series of blogs reviewing legal market research. For the fourth year, the NatWest Professional Services team has worked with accountant Robert Mowbray to produce a report looking at 390 law firms (employing 17,200 people and with a combined income of £1.43bn) in the SME sector (revenues below £35m) – including a comparison […]

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Real estate costs in law firms – The Lawyer UK 200 report

Posted on: October 26, 2015

During the summer I worked with The Lawyer magazine analysing the real estate costs in law firms. Real estate costs and a wide range of other financial and head count data for over a 100 of the UK’s 200 leading law firms were analysed to produce the first detailed report (sponsored by JLL) on real […]

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Review of law firm strategy and finance (First half 2014)

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Every six months or so I trawl through all the recent editions of The Lawyer magazine in an attempt to identify key trends, weak signals and outliers amongst the large law firms to inform law firm strategy discussions amongst the firms that I work with.  Is there any real growth? Commercial law is a $300 billion […]

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