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Friday 13th – Be afraid, be very afraid

I’m not normally a superstitious person.  Friday 13th generally doesn’t hold any concern for me.  But the developments in the legal world this week, may lead me to revising my thinking.  Could this Friday 13th go down as one of the unluckiest days ever for lawyers and the old school legal regime? In particular, I’m […]

where are you in the legal foodchain?

ABSs will mean many new challenges for law firms.  A considerable threat is that existing sources of work may disappear, as current referrers of work decide to have a go at bringing the reserved worktypes in house and to stop sending cases out to lawyers.  Legal Edge has already been asked to scope out several […]

law firms.. do you have a BPR function yet? If not, why not?

Its not just the looming ABS threat which is having an impact on the types of jobs cropping up in law firms these days.  There has been a steady creep of roles borrowed from the commercial world into legal practices over the course of the last decade plus. Business Development roles for example are commonplace, […]

Why IBs mean an uneven playing field

Legal Futures has reported today on their sneaky peak of the new SRA Handbook, due for publication on 6th April. We already know a  great deal about what to expect, including the new concept of “indicative behaviours”.  That is to say non mandatory actions by solicitors which will indicate whether or not they are achieving […]

client delighters #2 – instant access law

We hear a lot in legal marketing about the importance of becoming more accessible to potential clients.  Many see the web, and specifically web 2.0 as one tool to facilitate this.  The aim is to remove as many barriers as possible to providing the client with what they want  – that is to say the […]

podcast: minutes 1.2 – Business Link Interview (Pt2)

Posted by | Filed under podcast, Uncategorized | Dec 12, 2010 | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Welcome to the second free CPD podcast from legal edge. Sally talks to Lily Newman and Dave Cheetham from Business Link North West about the services they have available for legal practices. Enjoy!

additional income generators #1

In the challenging market we all find ourselves in, sources of new income are always on the agenda.  One recent development in the UK market which has caught legal edge’s eye are the online legal answers portals which are emerging. Many of the new entrants to the legal services market are spending a lot of […]

the hourly rate: going going gone?

Fees are back on the agenda again this week with the announcement from Cameron McKenna that they have launched an alternative billing campaign for existing and future clients; including an option for clients themselves to decide how much they want to pay, based on their perception of the value of the services they receive. Its […]

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