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Operational Excellence for Law Firms – Top 10 Tips

November 24, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] “Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. As I wrote on LinkedIn recently, it’s never too late to gain new skills. If you are in a leadership or decision-making position in your firm, it may be worth […]

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The Hidden Challenges for the Legal Sector in 2020

August 22, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] New contribution from James Moore regarding some of the hidden (and, for some, not-so-hidden) challenges for the legal sector in 2020. You may also be interested in our editor’s blog on some of the greatest legal sector challenges as envisaged in 2017 here.  No one in the legal sector has a crystal ball or Magic […]

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Is your law firm still using paper files?

June 13, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] Contribution from Alex Hutchinson, Legal Sector Director at Efficient Law Firm, explaining how law firms can move away from using paper files and use technology to transform their business.  OK, so jut for a bit of background – I spend my time helping Law Firms with Paper-Lite and Digital Transformation projects. The initial goals of […]

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How law firms can increase efficiency (and profits) & why the answers lie with their PEOPLE, not (necessarily) suppliers

February 5, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] In the following featured post, Alex Hutchinson, lead consultant at Efficient Law Firm, explains how law firms can increase their efficiency (especially re Document Management, Paper-Lite and Digital Workflow) by consulting with their staff before asking their technology supplier(s) to solve their problems.  We spend a large amount of our time working with small […]

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Document automation: a law firm buyer’s guide

December 14, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Here’s everything you need to consider when choosing a document automation solution. First, consider internal use and adoption, and secondly, external use by your clients. Ease of use You need quick adoption to prove ROI, so the solution needs to be easy to use. This means that to create questionnaires and draft documents, you […]

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Equality in the Legal Sector: Omission of Partners from Pay Gap Reporting “Outrageous”

July 5, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Equality in the workplace has been a hot topic recently, with different business sectors coming under scrutiny with regards to their progress towards achieving equality, and the legal sector is no exception to this. Pay Gap Reporting Many of the biggest legal firms, along with other professional services firms, have come under intense criticism […]

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Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector – 48% of London law firms surveyed already using AI and a further 41% will soon start

June 4, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector is becoming increasingly common, but opinions vary on whether this increased reliance is a good or bad thing. Increased Take-up of AI A recent study of London law firms by CBRE revealed that 48% are already using AI and a further 41% will start […]

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Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm

February 17, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Contribution below from Catherine Metcalf regarding secrets of a great content marketing strategy for your law firm. You can also read my colleague Dave Kerr’s expert insights on content marketing for law firms (from Moore Legal Technology). Content marketing is one of the smartest and most effective ways to attract more business to your law firm. Rather […]

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Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel

November 15, 2017 Law Practice

[Translate] Feature article on how online legal research and legal know-how solutions such as Practical Law and Westlaw UK can help you excel. With the legal market in the UK continuing to undergo significant changes, the career path of any aspiring lawyer is more uncertain than ever. Firms are demanding the best output from their […]

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How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

April 27, 2017 Law Practice

[Translate] With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every important email that hits your inbox, but being able to transition from a paper-based […]

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Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!

August 12, 2016 Law Practice

[Translate] 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave! And How to Fix It… I’m pleased to welcome one of my new LinkedIn legal connections, Pamela DeNeuve, a Law Firm Strategist from the States, who helps retain & engage associates to increase law firm profits. Pamela pens this guest contribution sharing tips on how to […]

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#hackIT4justice: Legal ‘Hackathon’ will be hosted in Scotland

June 14, 2016 Law

[Translate] With advances in disruptive technologies and innovations and a continual seismic shift in the delivery of legal services, we’re now seeing the first legal ‘hackathon’ coming to Scotland. Organised by Legal Hackers Scotland and The Law Society of Scotland, and as publicised on the Law Society’s website here, the 48 hour event, running this […]

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The End of Business Cards for Lawyers?

July 13, 2015 Law Practice

[Translate] Do you find yourself handing out fewer business cards than you did ten years ago? You’re probably not alone. With lawyers turning more to LinkedIn, Twitter and other digital alternatives to connect with others (both business contacts and clients), there’s a very real case to say that in the US and UK, in the […]

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November Law Society Seminar For Scottish Law Firm Partners & Solicitors: 10% Off

November 7, 2014 Law Practice

[Translate] We are pleased to note that alongside one of the UK’s leading law firm consultants, Stephen Gold, our founder Gavin Ward and director of Moore Legal Technology, Chris Davidson, are presenting at an upcoming Law Society of Scotland event in Glasgow later this month (26 November 2014). For 3.5 hours of CPD at an […]

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