Bigger. Better. Both?
28 April, 2015
Why BigLaw firms go down the money hole
Edwin B. Reeser, returns to Bigger. Better Both? in inimitable style with ‘Why BigLaw firms go down the money hole’ (‘BigLaw’ has been added to Ed’s original headline to emphasise the applicability of his admonitions to firms of the BigLaw business model variety).
21 April, 2015
Listed law firms – any lessons for future wannabes?
Warren Riddell. Architecture. beatonlive. Consulting engineering. Engineering. IP & Patents. Law. Mergers & Acquisitions. Other professional services. Strategy
The announcement on 12 March 2015 that publicly listed law firm Slater + Gordon was to make a AUS$1.2billion acquisition in the UK has debunked the myth that law firms can’t be successfully listed – or has it?
20 April, 2015
Why NewLaw in Asia should seek to define itself
NewLaw in Asia is an emerging phenomenon and one to watch closely. This post by John Grimley first appeared on Asia Law Portal and is re-published with John’s kind permission. In April of 2013, Richard Granat (@rgranat) asked: Is Axiom Law a Law Firm? in a blogpost which appeared on his widely-read eLawering Blog. And Granat is well qualified […]
10 April, 2015
Employee shareholders – the pain and the gain
Warren Riddell. Architecture. beatonlive. Consulting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Mergers & Acquisitions. Other professional services. Strategy
Expanding shareholdings beyond the founders of a firm can be fraught with difficulties, be it setting a price, the governance or the fundamental issue of the founders sharing the pie with others.
8 April, 2015
Grow your firm by helping clients to switch to you
Dr George Beaton. Accounting. Architecture. beatonbenchmarks. beatonlive. Consulting. Consulting engineering. Law. Management consulting. Strategy
‘Grow your firm by helping clients to switch to you’ may sound like a simple statement of obvious advice. It’s not because, as the research amongst clients of professional services firms summarised in this post shows, you need to know how to do this to maximise the probability of winning.
8 April, 2015
#LegalLean… coming to the legal services ecosystem near you?
This is a time when early adopters of legal services innovation are experimenting with cognitive computing, design thinking, artificial intelligence, process improvement, offshoring key aspects of service delivery, and applying technology to drive efficiency and new business models. Many questions arise: What exactly is the nature of legal work? Is a law degree or a […]
7 April, 2015
Selling the firm: What acquirers seek – do you make the cut?
Warren Riddell. Accounting. Architecture. beatonlive. Consulting. Consulting engineering. Engineering. Law. Management consulting. Mergers & Acquisitions. Other professional services. Strategy
Deals are cut pretty quickly; it’s that first impression thing. It’s the due diligence and the legals that take the time. So here are the few basics that you need to get right before you seek a buyer – how do you stack up?
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