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ABS: No crystal ball required

So just what is going to happen to the legal services industry (and in particular the retail end of the market) once ABSs are with us at the end of this year? Looking at how the conveyancing industry has evolved over the course of the last decade provides a clear blueprint.  This arena has already […]

lawyer displacement… fact or fiction?

Legal futures has reported this week on Lord Falconer’s enthusiasm for “delawyering” personal injury cases, embracing the commoditised model.  At legal edge, we’ve been talking to lawyers for some time about this and have coined a different expression – “lawyer displacement” – but to all intents and purposes it means the same thing. The evolution […]

client delighters #1: tiered legal services

Developing new client-centric products Its worth any legal practice spending some time investigating the types of consumer centric products which are emerging into the legal services market place.  They are grounded in detailed market research and generally developed by large existing commercial organisations who can draw on their resources and scalability.  That is not to […]

saving thousands in IT licensing – easily

Posted by | Filed under firm, IT, open source | Jul 28, 2010 | Tags: , | No Comments

However, in today’s world, as IT becomes more fundamental to the success of firms; the age-old practice of licensing proprietary software is loosing favour. Companies are recognising that licensing and down-time from unreliable products such as Microsoft Windows is costing them money and, in some respects, costing them skills; deploying software in this way can breed a culture within system administrators where they would rather buy a product than learn new skills to fix a problem.

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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