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The legal market place – carnage or opportunity?
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Mark Smith

When you look at the legal marketplace, what do you see? With the implementation of the far reaching Legal Services Act finally happening in the UK (albeit with some fairly significant delays in related regulation), it seems the right time to step... Read More

Lawyers – Just. Do. Something.
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by Mark Smith

It seems like there was some sort of psychic alignment in the UK legal blogging community last week. As the news came rolling in on changes facing the UK market (Neil Rose's site Legal Futures is often a good place to start), the Entrepreneur... Read More

How to find an extra 1,000 hours a year
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Mark Smith

I have a confession to make. I'm an information junkie. All my life I've been a voracious consumer of books, magazines and newspapers. From burying my nose in novels as a child, through reading 3-4 books a week when commuting as a lawyer... Read More

Lawyers – ask why they buy, not why they didn’t
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Mark Smith

Have you ever thought about the reason people choose to buy legal services from a particular firm? Sure, if you're a lawyer in practice (or a business development professional at a law firm) you may have spent some time debriefing why you lost... Read More

The in-house law firm – the future of corporate law departments?
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Mark Smith

I'm a big fan of Tom Peters . Not just because he genuinely interacts with his followers on Twitter , not just because he's passionate about what he writes about, and not just because he presents (presentations, books) in some pretty cool ways... Read More

  • Blog Post: The in-house law firm – the future of corporate law departments?

    I'm a big fan of Tom Peters . Not just because he genuinely interacts with his followers on Twitter , not just because he's passionate about what he writes about, and not just because he presents (presentations, books) in some pretty cool ways. I'm a fan because he has some great ideas...
  • Blog Post: Lawyers – ask why they buy, not why they didn’t

    Have you ever thought about the reason people choose to buy legal services from a particular firm? Sure, if you're a lawyer in practice (or a business development professional at a law firm) you may have spent some time debriefing why you lost a tender, but have you actually talked to some...
  • Blog Post: Lawyers – Just. Do. Something.

    It seems like there was some sort of psychic alignment in the UK legal blogging community last week. As the news came rolling in on changes facing the UK market (Neil Rose's site Legal Futures is often a good place to start), the Entrepreneur Lawyer Chrissie Lightfoot wrote a great post...
  • Blog Post: How to find an extra 1,000 hours a year

    I have a confession to make. I'm an information junkie. All my life I've been a voracious consumer of books, magazines and newspapers. From burying my nose in novels as a child, through reading 3-4 books a week when commuting as a lawyer, to teaching myself to speed-read early in...
  • Blog Post: The legal market place – carnage or opportunity?

    When you look at the legal marketplace, what do you see? With the implementation of the far reaching Legal Services Act finally happening in the UK (albeit with some fairly significant delays in related regulation), it seems the right time to step back and assess the state of the market. Talking...