Archive for the ‘law firms’ Category

Financing Law Firms: New Law versus Old Law: Good or Bad?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 13:05

It seems to be the season of law firm/business surveys. We’re hearing a lot about New Law, pushback from clients, less for more and so on. Smith & Williamson, an accounting firm, have surveyed law firms about their future finance decisions. Law firms are facing increasing competition from other firms. This isn’t surprising as most […]






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What is Going on with the Legal Profession?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 04:13

The other day I was asked to write a paragraph about the future of the legal profession and here’s what I wrote: The legal profession of the 21st century has been described as having encountered its own Cambrian explosion. Rather than extinction the legal profession is facing rapid change as the result of increasing use […]






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Thought Experiment: What Does the Uberization of Legal Practice Mean?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 11:39

Yesterday I had lunch with Joanna Goodman, a journalist who writes for the Guardian and the Law Society Gazette on matters technological, and we talked about the conservatism of law when it came to incorporating technology. This has led me to a thought experiment I’d like to try out here. First, a couple of assumptions: this […]






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How Mortal is Big Law?

Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 10:13

Despite all the theories put forward, the forensic evidence adduced, the conspiracies mounted, Jack the Ripper wasn’t caught and so didn’t meet his just deserts. It keeps retired coppers and others in business however. The fate of Big Law is similar. Today an article in the Financial Times (accessible here) proudly proclaimed “dominant New York […]






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The Future of Law Firms

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 14:40

Great conference coming up courtesy of University of St Gallen, Switzerland, on October 1, 2015. The conference itself is being held at Haus zum Rüden in Zurich. Interesting line up of speakers (including me). Here they are:   Details of who’s who here: Booking details and registration are here in English and here in German. […]






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