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  • 25 June, 2013

    Future Shock: which law firms will survive?

    . Law. Strategy

    In 1970 Alvin Toffler defined “too much change in too short a period of time” as future shock. Toffler’s description of societal change can be equally applied to how the business of practising law is changing.  In 2013 we are witnessing future shock in law firms.

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  • 19 June, 2013

    The reason law firms should say No

    . Law. Pricing and Procurement. Strategy

    “The difference between successful people and very successful people…..” so wrote Warren Buffett. His answer (below) provides a lesson in strategy and differentiation for law firms.

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  • 16 June, 2013

    How to think about what to pay partners

    . Law. Strategy

    How to think about what to pay partners is based on an idea in Richard Rapp’s recent post on the Adam Smith Esq blog. Richard believes ‘the chief strategic problem facing most…firms is how to avoid stasis and decline in a highly competitive market’. In our view Richard is right; at the heart of the […]

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  • 11 June, 2013

    Consulting engineers: tough times on the ASX

    . Consulting engineering. Engineering

    The last quarter of FY13 has been tough for Australia’s listed consulting engineers. Five of the six major CE firms who call the ASX their home have suffered a sharp drop in their share price since early April. What’s to blame and is there a light at the end of a very dark tunnel?

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  • 6 June, 2013

    Which BigLaw firm is willing to take off its clothes?

    . Law. Strategy

    A Twitter conversation this morning centred on the question ‘Which BigLaw firm is willing to take off its clothes?’. It set me thinking about BigLaw’s dilemma.

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