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. If you look back to his bookContinue reading “The in-house law firm – the future of corporate law departments?”

So you’re an equity partner – big deal!

Last week I was given a business card by a lawyer I was talking to. On the card, underneath their name, was written “Equity Partner” in a fairly bold, not-to-be-missed font. It struck me, that were I ever to hit those heights in a law firm (I bailed out of private practice before putting thoseContinue reading “So you’re an equity partner – big deal!”

Outsourcing Armageddon!!!

There’s no escaping the “o” word in the legal profession at the moment, and for the past 18 months, the stories in the UK legal press have just kept on coming. Lots of words, but what’s really happening? What’s going to happen? Does outsourcing spell armageddon for the legal profession? Will all the jobs be swept upContinue reading “Outsourcing Armageddon!!!”

The Profession’s Top Model?

There have been a couple of interesting news items over the last few days that have got me thinking about business models in the legal profession. First, an article in the Law Society Gazette about client experience with the network of solicitors called “Quality Solicitors”, an attempt by a range of smaller law firms toContinue reading “The Profession’s Top Model?”

The return of the hooded claw

At an LPO conference last week, a fairly routine question came from the audience about data security concerns. What was more interesting was the reply from the LPO provider. The speaker was a former partner at a major US firm, and went on a (good natured) rant about how secure the offshore operations were whenContinue reading “The return of the hooded claw”