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. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  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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Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning - Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in the impact on their workplace […]

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Technology update for law firms and cybercrime insights from The Law Society Law Management Conference 2017

Posted on: April 25, 2017 Private client lawyers

I recently attended The Law Society’s Law Management Section conference (#LMSConf2017 https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ClientApps/Silverbear.Web.EDMS/public/default.aspx?tabId=37&id=1428&orgId=1&guid=1155d437-8a7a-467d-87cf-2c38cfd6fbe3) There were lots of excellent presentations and this blog (one of three) summarises the technology update for law firms and cybercrime insights. Technology overview Jeremy Hopkins of Clerkingwell Consulting (Twitter: @JezHop) – who has worked with barristers for many years and helped ABS […]

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Strategy development insights: Curiosity, challenge, creativity, co-creation, culture and change

Posted on: March 6, 2017 Strategy development insights

While many people think strategy development in professional service firms as akin to “herding cats”, I think it’s more like trying to pick up mercury. There are all those shiny spots of precious (noxious?) metal which break off and join up in a seemingly random manner. It’s hard to put your finger on mercury. At […]

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