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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Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

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Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners

Posted on: January 11, 2019

At the end of 2018 I was invited to facilitate a Managing Partners’ Forum ( breakfast roundtable titled: Effective marketing – a discussion with managing partners. There were managing partners of law, accountancy and management consulting firms present – and the session was chaired by Richard Thorby. Here’s a summary of the key points I […]

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Help your lawyers understand and engage with social media effectively

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Gaining lawyer interest and engagement with the potential value of social media in both business development and relationship management is a regular theme in buy-in and marketing training workshops. So this new book is designed to help your lawyers understand and engage with social media effectively. There’s a challenging education element – helping lawyers to […]

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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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