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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

timesheet gazumping

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, lawyers, legal, linkedin, management | Jul 7, 2010 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

I read a great comment in a Linkedin discussion recently, lamenting the lack of time most lawyers have to devote to marketing activities, but most memorable for its last phrase, “Timesheet Gazumping” What a neat way to summarise the challenges faced by most lawyers, who come into the office every day with great intentions to […]

is your case management system earning it’s keep?

Posted by | Filed under case management, IT, legal, workflow | Jun 19, 2010 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

The vast majority of legal matters are now run through some kind of a case management system these days, but are you confident that you’re getting your money’s worth out of yours?  In many cases, firms are often only using a small percentage of the functionality of these systems, and it’s often a relatively easy […]

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