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Slater and Gordon fall down & under!

A very disappointing but inevitable release this morning regarding S&G. Smarter men than I will understand why they acquired Quindell for...

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Are law firms now changing their branding habits?

Chalk and cheese, cats and dogs, law firms and branding. Or is this changing? Some law firms are beginning to brand themselves in the way...

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Should all aspiring lawyers be paid for work experience?

Work experience gives young, aspiring lawyers the chance to get their foot in the door, as well as earning some CV boosting experience. 

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Housing Market is still going strong

Great news for law firms is that the housing market seems to be going strong with no signs of slowing down.

"UK market fundamentals are helping to underpin this recovery, with real wage growth, an improving labour market, competitive mortgage...…

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Meetings Waste Your Time

Sweeping generalisation but it is true that most meetings, particularly internal meetings don't need to take as long as they do.

The...

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Can you avoid hiring the wrong person?

No. But you can reduce the risks.

Avoid being charmed and listen to the ways in which candidates describe their behaviour.

You can...

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Whats your elevator pitch?

Something I have never struggled with until we created the Brannan Group, it is difficult to do this when you have over half a dozen...

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Lawyers and social media

The most recent American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report shows that more lawyers than ever are interacting online.

However,...

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The really interesting thing about Gunnerbloom?

...is not so much that they have set up a division of the business targeted at more junior lawyers.

It is not clear from the story how it...

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The accountants are coming to steal your lunch

Accountants now want to be able to carry out all reserved legal activities and to gain legal professional privilege for the tax advice...

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Seven rules for refreshing your interview questions

Information sharing over the internet now means a lot a firms' 'usual' interview questions are known before the interviewee enters the...

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If an associate is not 'partner material' is that it?

The concern with this topic is the thought that if someone is not ‘partner material’ no matter how talented a lawyer they are, they won’t...

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A blueprint for success for independent law firms

The Senior Partner of Macfarlanes, Charles martin has set out what he thinks is the essence of an "independent" law firm and how they can...

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ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?

Quite an interesting fact - "For something that we each spend around a third of our lives doing, one in three of us regularly struggle...

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Why accepting a counteroffer from a selfish employer will ruin your career

Losing a candidate to a counteroffer is a killer. Picture this: You are already many months into your search for that evasive talent you...

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Should more companies re-brand to remove their corporate image?

As far as brands go in the UK (and possibly the world) they don't come much larger than The Barclay's Premier League. 

Therefore a...

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Further fuel to the Northern Powerhouse fire?

As big players in the legal market take up more and more office space and as the number of fee earners in those offices steadily...

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Staying ahead of the curve...do more good rather than less bad

As even luxury goods makers are now finding they need to be more socially responsible and source more sustainable products, is it time...

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Good move to protect those who serve to protect us

Some good news that the government are taking further steps to protect those serving their country.

As I have mentioned previously,...

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Is looking "carefully" code for rubber stamping!?

It is inevitable that these changes will come into force before the end of 2016, suggesting that there is no end in sight to the lawyer...

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Row the Atlantic non stop?

I served in the marines with 2 of the crew, this is one of those ideas in the pub that ends up snow balling. Even Tim Peake has tweeted...

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Is North shoring for you?

As more investigate the option of North shoring and firms adapt and understand outsourcing can save time and money its interesting to...

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Understanding career development when moving firms

An important part of looking to move law firm is understanding the potential for progression once you're in. 

A potential new firm can...

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Contradictory signs about the economy

At the time that some commentators are talking about the real estate market cooling and entering a mature phase of the economic cycle we...

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Northern Powerhouse would rank 21st in the world.

Carrying on with a northern theme after commenting previously on North-Shoring, it's interesting to see combined the Northern...

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How will law firms utilise technology?

The latest technology changes so frequently that it seems new training is almost always required. 

The problem is that making new...

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Want to become an effective manager?

Being technically excellent in your chosen field does not automatically transfer into being an excellent manager of people. 

In fact, most...

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Mistakes that make good employees leave

"Employees don't leave jobs, they leave managers"

The disenchantment of good people is caused by things their managers and leaders do and...

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Is this the start of a new trend?

Will this be the first of many self-financed litigation firms?

Only time will tell I suppose..... 

A Cardiff-based commercial practice has become the first UK law firm to create its own litigation fund. Capital Law has secured a £50m...…

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Who needs lawyers?

This is a crowd funded legal DIY product that didnt get the funding that it was looking for but it is an example of the types of...

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Northern city pursues London law firms

Northshoring; the practice where a firm moves its back-office staff based in London to a cheaper location, usually in the north, has...

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