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

I recently attended The Law Society’s Law Management Section conference (#LMSConf2017 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 Read More

2017-04-25T09:50:20+01:00April 25, 2017|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Web Sites|

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

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 Read More

2017-03-06T10:24:55+00:00March 6, 2017|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

Grown-up corporate social responsibility and the regulatory environment – Strategy book on “Aligning for advantage” by Professor Thomas Lawton

I’ve always been a bit dubious about the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the business world and the professions and, at an event at the Open Business School in London last night to launch a new strategy book Professor Lawton reminded us of the quote by Milton Friedman Read More

2014-03-07T10:44:17+00:00March 7, 2014|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Statistics and trends, Strategy|

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

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 Read More

2013-09-30T09:21:16+01:00September 18, 2013|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Property, Statistics and trends|
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