The epic failure of the world’s best presenter

Over the past few weeks I’ve been out and about in the legal community and seen a number of presentations from eminent QCs. Now for those of you outside the UK, Queen’s Counsel (QCs) are the creme de la creme of that part of our legal profession that performs in court. As a result, they needContinue reading “The epic failure of the world’s best presenter”

Why your lawyer’s not a social media ninja

Let me start with a confession. It took me a while to “get” Twitter. The first time I tried it (which I think was 2008), I just used it to consume information. It wasn’t great for a number of reasons – firstly, I didn’t put a lot of time in to work out who toContinue reading “Why your lawyer’s not a social media ninja”

The Balanced Law Firm

Living in the corporate world, it’s easy to take scorecards, dashboards and metrics for granted. For those that recoil at management speak, they can become a one way ticket to snoozeville. For those who like to get down and dirty with data, browsing a realtime display of information can be the highlight of their week.Continue reading “The Balanced Law Firm”

What lawyers can learn from the U.S. Navy SEALs

The politics, morality and socio-economic consequences of Osama Bin Laden’s death will undoubtedly be discussed for years to come, and this blog is certainly not the place for that debate. I would however like to stake my claim to being the first commentator to raise the issue of what lawyers can learn from the incident,Continue reading “What lawyers can learn from the U.S. Navy SEALs”

The crowd in the cloud

These days, your knowledge is not enough to stand out from the crowd. But before I explain why that’s the case, and what you can do about it, let me quickly explain how this post came to be… One of the benefits of Twitter is connecting with a whole heap of like-minded people, and oneContinue reading “The crowd in the cloud”