Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

Posted on: January 14, 2021 Law firm analysis – MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020

I regularly scan for research reports that can be used by professional service firms (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) when conducting their business analysis and business, financial and marketing planning. I share summaries of key reports to assist firms with their planning. The MHA Legal Benchmarking Annual Report 2020 (8th) covers 2019 so no doubt there […]

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Managing and growing your private client practice (January 2021)

Posted on: January 13, 2021 Managing and growing your private client practice (January 2021)

In early January, over 20 delegates joined an MBL online training session on “Managing and growing your private client practice”. This article shows the poll results and summarises the points arising from the discussions and breakout sessions and supplements the materials provided at the session. Introductions 55% of the delegates had just one partner in […]

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Research report: 24th Annual Smith & Williamson Law Firm Survey 2018 “Brexit, what Brexit?”

Posted on: July 15, 2019

The annual Smith & Williamson law firm survey 2018 obtained the opinions of over 130 managing partners and senior management personnel across the UK in August 2018. The clear message emerging from this year’s survey show that law firms are continuing to fight for top talent in a competitive market but are increasingly confident about […]

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Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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Client Experience Management CEM – Two research reports

Posted on: April 25, 2017

This post contains summaries of two research reports on Client Experience Management CEM – one focusing on law firms and the legal market and the other of B2B customer experience – where the legal sector is considered – as a comparison. The unbalanced scorecard – How firms profit by recalibrating service performance and value for […]

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