Strategic thinking – It’s a jungle out there

On 17 February I had the pleasure of facilitating a sold-out workshop on “Being more strategic” for the PM Forum. There were delegates from large and small law firms, patent attorneys, accountants, actuaries and management consultants. This is a summary of the session which I promised I’d share with the Read More

2021-04-01T16:12:24+01:00February 23, 2021|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Marketing, Strategy|

Why do you need a business plan?

Many of the clients I work with in the legal, accountancy, property and other sectors are relatively small but fast-growing businesses with up to 30 owner-managers. It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t Read More

2020-03-02T09:48:27+00:00March 2, 2020|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

Law Society legal market research 2016 – The future of legal services

This legal market research report was published in January and is a cracking example of comprehensive SLEPT (or PEST) and market attractiveness analyses that will be valuable to any law firm strategic planning process. It’s a whopping 64 pages and it’s worth its weight in gold. It identifies five clusters Read More

Thought leadership lecture for Laurie Young – The future of the professions

On Monday evening I attended the Inaugural Lecture for Laurie at Allen & Overy’s offices where there main speakers were Richard Susskind and his son Daniel. James Luke from IBM was also interviewed and there was a panel discussion with representatives from Allen & Overy, The Law Society, the Institute Read More

Marketing to the elderly – for lawyers and accountants

I wrote the lead article on “Marketing to the elderly” in Private Client Adviser magazine back in September 2008 http://www.privateclientadviser.co.uk/feature/financial-planning/cover-story-marketing-legal-services-grey-market and have worked with the private client teams of many law firms since then. So it was nice to be invited to address accountants on the subject at the “Elderly Read More

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