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  • 28 October, 2014

    A ‘return to growth’ is a mirage for law firms

    . Law. Strategy

    A just-published survey on larger law firms in the UK quietly celebrates a ‘return to growth’. PwC’s 2014 Law Firms’ Survey also finds ‘a degree of stability and confidence is returning to the legal sector’. This survey is comprehensive and admirably reported with some undoubted good news and eye-catching infographics, but the narrative doesn’t tell […]

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  • 27 October, 2014

    USA interview with Dr George Beaton about law firm ownership and outside investment

    . Law. Strategy

    Beaton Capital partner, Dr George Beaton recently spoke at the CLIO Cloud Conference in Chicago where he was interviewed by Legal Talk Network about law firm ownership and outside investment. Laurence Colleti of Legal Talk Network explored the Australian experience with George in this 15 minute discussion.

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  • 15 October, 2014

    The Big Bang in BigLaw – or how irreversible forces are changing law firms

    . Law. Strategy

    I was recently at a public lecture on the expanding nature of our universe. Whether we like it or not, the universe is being torn apart from a singularity creating space, time and all the other forces we take for granted from constants like gravity to uncertainties like the weather. Listening to the erudition, it […]

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  • 7 October, 2014

    First anniversary of the start of NewLaw

    . Law. Strategy

    Today, October 7, 2014, marks the first anniversary of the start of NewLaw as a recognised neologism. ‘NewLaw’ and #NewLaw are sweeping through the blogo- and Twitter-spheres, are appearing on conference agendas everywhere, and form the title of the fast-selling e-book, NewLaw New Rules. This post acknowledges the provenance of NewLaw, thanks the many contributors […]

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  • 7 October, 2014

    Takeaways from a recent sell mandate – points to consider when it comes to selling your firm

    . Accounting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Health. Law. Management consulting. Mergers & Acquisitions

    Back in April this year we put together this post outlining 20 questions to ask yourself before selling your firm. Following the recent close of a sell side mandate for a client we took some time to review the process and see what further takeaways we could add.

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  • 5 October, 2014

    Why US law firms fail the Shark Tank Test

    . Law. Strategy

    Our guest contributor is Charles Christian and he has a timely thought for the day on ‘Why US law firms fail the Shark Tank Test’. Charles writes… I was having a discussion with a US contact last week about the differences between the protectionist environment within which US law firms still operate and the more […]

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