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Ups and downs in this year's RollOnFriday Firm of the year awards.

The results of the RollOnFriday firm of the year survey show a few changes from last year. Notably last years 'Golden Turd' (bottom...

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Lord Justice Jackson with yet more fixed costs ideas...?

As Paul Nicholls suggests in the comments "I wonder if LJ Jackson would have accepted fixed costs on a brief in his day as a jobbing...

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Social background should not prevent entry into the legal profession!

Good to see more and more big legal "players" backing social diversity within the profession...hopefully more will follow suit...!

City law firms are backing a unique programme to help promote diversity and social mobility in the legal profession. Baker and...…

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Merge or die?

The Law Society are suggesting that as technology evolves, existing firms will employ fewer solicitors as more of what they currently do...

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Networking, the modern struggle, create inbound networking

How do sales professionals expand a network beyond core connections? Blanket emails and cold calls coupled with Linkedin requests just...

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Will there be a legal services version of Uber?

The short answer is "yes". There will be many other disruptive models besides. At £30bn pa the Legal Services market is too large and...

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School Report....Can a law abolish snobbery?

Schools should definitely focus their attention on vocational training as much as higher education after all, education and exams are not...

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Make your LinkedIn profile more than an achievement shopping list

This article is initially aimed towards marketers, but really could apply across an array of professions including legal. 

LinkedIn is a...

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The after effect of growing too rapidly?

Is this the beginning of something more serious or is it simply as a result of reforms within the sector....only time will tell I suppose!

Listed Australian firm Slater and Gordon is consulting with 51 staff in two different offices with a view to possible redundancies, the...…

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Wragge sets female partnership target

Good to see another major law firm committing to increased diversity in their partnership!

International firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has become the latest major law firm to set a target figure for women in the partnership. ...…

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Senior judges lambast government over court fees

Will the government ever listen?

Deep divisions between the government and judiciary over court fees increases were today laid bare through a rare barrage of public...…

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Survey results suggest SRA training shakeup will hit the solicitor brand

As the saying goes, "there is no substitute for experience," therefore I am sure nobody will be surprised to hear that fellow solicitors...

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Partners' hours increase; overall hours decrease

Partners in law firms are now spending more hours in the office than previous years. Pressure placed upon fee-earning and business...

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Dave Brailsford talks about the importance of hunger

Dave Brailsford has a "Hunger Index" and scores each rider on it. He sees the hunger to succeed as a key factor.

His formula, where you...

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How to be happy at work

Motivation / workload / success are all words we hear daily. none of that matters if you are not in the right frame of mind. 10 steps to...

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Consider these 11 points on your way to a good Monday....

11 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine Will Make Your Entire Day More Productive

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy and self-control. Dr. Travis Bradberry provides 11 great ways to break bad habits...…

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Interesting points on entry routes and old school stereotypes...

Some interesting points made by a variety of legal personnel on entry barriers and stereotypes....

How can aspiring solicitors gain a foothold in a profession that is perceived as elitist and how can legal employers change that...…

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Residential Conveyancing work in 2016 "Steady as she goes"

According to Nick Dyoss of tmgroup work volumes of residential conveyancing for 2016 are likely to be similar to that seen in 2015.

When trying to predict the coming year, it is often best to look at the past and presume it will be the same. Not a particularly...…

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Fake law firms' brands beat real-life rivals

A study of 50 global business managers found that they were persuaded by made-up advertising and branding of fictitious American law...

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Charisma, be the moon

I have met a handful of people in my life that have the "moon effect" as I call it, everyone gravitates to them, wants to be associated...

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210,000 Legal Professionals and growing

Using LinkedIn to further connections and networking can, when done right, can be a huge benefit for Lawyers. Met someone interesting at...

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'Hounded by lawyers'

Hopefully those lawyers trying to make a quick "buck" on the back of our loyal servicemen and woman will begin to see the light...

Mr Cameron has previously said he feared people were being "solicited by lawyers" enticing them into making accusations, and was...…

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Evidently the grass is not always greener....

As LV announce they will be entering the market the AA announce they will be leaving it, maybe insurers should stick to what they are...

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What your clients think about you

Relationships with your clients are key but in 2016 and beyond what are they thinking about you? Are they talking to your competitors?...

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Have fewer meetings and make meetings worthwhile

Lawyers spend a lot of their life in things they call meetings.

Law firm managers even more so.

Part of the problem is the wide variety of...

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Further government backed solicitor bashing...

Following on from the proposals to implement, lawyerless, online courts - the government are supporting the introduction of a lower...

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"Go after it!

Work smart, it is not just business owners that should apply themselves like this, if each employee used the same principle the business...

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Outsourcing is Key to Success

All businesses should outsource activities which are not key to the brand and not core activities.

What those are will be different for...

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Training contracts to be replaced by central exam

The SRA should draw on the experiences of professional businesses that cater for career development of individuals. Brannan Group member...

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The Marketing Diet

Marketing can be a difficult investment to see a clear return on, law firms are often accustomed to clear returns, this client is billed...

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5 Ways to Derail a Job Interview

In our experience lawyers are not as prone to checking Facebook or swearing during the interview but we have certainly come across the...

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First is not always Best

Here is the opportunity for existing law firms. New entrants and the accountants are trying out different products and pricing but the...

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Legal Services 2016

Our Legal Services 2016 event last November looked to predict what could happen this year in the legal industry. 

Expert presenters...

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Does the Lawyer bashing need to continue?

In an industry which has already been hit by government reform is there any need for further reform?

Lawyerless, online courts....whatever...

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Competition Investigation into Legal Market

It is a great idea to look at the complexity and effectiveness of the Regulatory framework.

As far as the cost of legal services is...

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LV= create a legal offering, but not an ABS.

Interesting move by Liverpool Victoria. Other insurers moving towards the legal market use the ABS route. LV='s entry into the market is...

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