Testimonials are not only the most professional [consultants] that I have worked with, but that you also continue to deliver results that help to keep the firm developing and setting the standards in our area

- Keith Thomas
Head of Clinical Negligence, JCP Solicitors

The Benefits of Categorisation

Date: 25.09.2013

Running a successful business is about far more than the financials and, perhaps even more so than in many other industries, the success of a law firm hinges on successful people management.

The Fixed Costs Issue

Date: 25.09.2013

As we have argued many times in the past, law firms are predominantly fixed cost operations – the consequence of which is that the break-even point for most firms is high, and in uncertain times this saddles the partners with a high level of risk.

The 3R's of Legal Business Development

Date: 24.07.2013

Our approach to sustainable business development has for several years encompassed a six-part strategy involving:

Focus on the Balance Sheet

Date: 24.07.2013

Recent pronouncements from the SRA have focused attention on the "financial stability" of UK law firms – and in one announcement they said that 20% of the top 150 firms were in financial difficulty.

Innovation, Effectiveness and Efficiency

Date: 18.06.2013

Until January 2012 the legal sector was protected to a degree by the regulatory framework which prevented non-lawyers from entering the market, and had the by-product of holding back innovation.

Innovation and IT trends

Date: 18.06.2013

In our article on Innovation, Effectiveness and Efficiency, we referred to Peter Drucker’s observation that in some industries innovation is not taken seriously:
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