Economic update from David Smith (Sunday Times) at the BCO President’s Lunch

Posted on: September 18, 2013

I was delighted to be invited by a property lawyer former colleague and Non-Executive Chairman of Irwin Mitchell solicitor’s Business Legal Services, London to the British Council for Offices (BCO) President’s Lunch at The Dorchester yesterday. It was a great opportunity to catch up briefly with some real estate “old friends” – such as Peter […]

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Half year review of law firm strategy and finance

Posted on: August 8, 2013

As I absorb most of my news through social media these days, I occasionally go through “the great reading pile” that accumulates in my office.  What’s interesting about this approach is that it is much easier to spot the general trends in law firm strategy and financial performance: Cost cutting – Redundancies of both legal and support […]

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Strategy basics – Mintzberg

Posted on: April 5, 2013

I’ve written a fair amount about strategy (see the links below) but I thought it might be worth going back to some basics. So here’s some strategy basics –Mintzberg (who I often talk about in training sessions in the context of emergent strategy). In 1987, he  provided five Ps for approaches to strategy: Plan  This […]

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Economy and technology headlines update

Posted on: January 7, 2012

A round up of some of the recent data for your PEST and scenario analyses: Economy and recession Two reports warned that the economy would not return to pre-recession levels for several years and the world would take the same time to see a job market recovery. IPPR says it will be two years before […]

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