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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Opportunities and challenges in the legal market – presentation by Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps

Posted on: November 5, 2014

I was fortunate to be at an event organised by Rix & Kay Solicitors http://www.rixandkay.co.uk/ a week ago where Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps http://www.duffandphelps.com/expertise/our_team/Pages/bio.aspx?itemid=546&list=People  gave a presentation on opportunities and challenges in the legal market. What struck me was that whilst law firms are playing in an increasingly competitive market where the need […]

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Strategy workshop: Skills, resources, involvement and tools for the journey

Posted on: October 18, 2014

Yesterday saw the first presentation of the new PM Forum training course on “Being more strategic” (a Strategy workshop) which was hosted in the marvellous client space at Linklaters solicitors. Whilst most delegates were from law firms there were a good number from accountancy practices and even a representative from the property profession. The challenges […]

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Book review: “Developing a business strategy – How to use strategic planning to start up or grow your business” FT Essential Guides by Vaughan Evans

Posted on: August 19, 2014

I’ve read numerous books on strategy since before my MBA in 1996 and ever since. There were some good and some poor. As part of preparing for the forthcoming course on “Being more strategic” for PM Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ I needed to select a couple of books to recommend to delegates. This is second of two […]

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