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Speaking engagements

Warren Riddell recently spoke at the first Legal Management Forum held in Madrid on 21 October 2014. Warren discussed innovation in legal services alongside Karl Chapman from RiverviewLaw and Eva Bruch from More Than Law. The Legal Management Forum was organised jointly by Wolters Kluwer and Inkietos and was attended by some 500 of the leading practitioners in Spain.

 

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Highlights of Partner Dr George Beaton’s international speaking year included conference keynotes, contributions and forums in Toronto, Chicago, Shanghai, ReinventLaw in the Cooper Hall, New York, and The Future of Law Summit, London.

 

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Eric Chin recently spoke at the Law Institute of Victoria‘s Annual Conference of Council on disruptive innovation and the rise of NewLaw firms in the legal profession.

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Print media

DateTitlePublicationCommentatorLink
24/11/2015Professions race to the bottom on fees Beaton Research Client Choice Awards study showsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
12/11/2015Legal500: Top Australian law firm rankingsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
3/11/2015The Future of the Professions and Professionalism in the Age of DigitisationProfessions AustraliaDr George BeatonPress release
21/10/2015Accounting Partnership Survey overview reveals optimistic outlookFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
23/09/2015Hall & Wilcox hires ex-KPMG specialist to build tax litigation practiceFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
10/09/2015Disruption in Asia-Pacific legal services market highlights Australian Legal Summit this weekAsia Law PortalDr George BeatonPress release
4/09/2015Top law firms leak partners to upstart rivals in blurred tiersFinancial ReviewEric ChinPress release
24/08/2015Glass ‘both half full and half empty’ for law firmsLawyers WeeklyDr George BeatonPress release
23/08/2015Legal Innovation takes center-stage in Asia-PacificAsia Law portalDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
20/08/2015Farmers have a productivity lesson for innovative lawyersFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
6/08/2015Stock exchange still tempting for law firms despite Sparke Helmore traumaFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
3/08/2015Engaging ‘freelance lawyers’ a first step in re-making BigLawLawyers WeeklyDr George BeatonPress release
31/07/2015Legal innovators stir up traditional law firmsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
30/07/2015Innovative law firms rattle traditional modelFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
21/07/2015More law firms in Asia add consulting servicesAsia Law PortalDr George BeatonPress release
21/07/2015‘Stuck in the middle with you.’ Value, leadership and legal services strategyASIA-MENA CounselNick SeddonPress release
2/07/2015Australasian Legal Innovators Conference set for July 30th, 2015 in SydneyAsia Law PortalDr George Beaton, Eric Chin and Warren RiddellPress release
30/06/2015Deloitte buys Alinea, remakes sustainability consulting businessFinancial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
29/06/2015Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominatesThe LawyerEric ChinPress release
26/06/2015BigLaw must face reality that size doesn't always matterThe AustralianGeorge BeatonPress release
23/06/2015How Axiom is transforming the business of law in AsiaAsia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
18/06/2015The legal profession is evolving from the profession of law to the business of law paradigmLawyerpressEric ChinPress release
17/06/2015Going Global? How small and domestic law firms can find the opportunities to compete.ALPMADavid GoenerPress release
3/06/2015KPMG Marketplace an accounting airtaskerFinancial ReviewPaul Hugh-JonesPress release
29/05/2015KPMG expands legal horizonFinancial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
19/05/2015For foreign law firms expanding in Asia – Hong Kong or Singapore?Asia Law PortalEric Chin and Nick SeddonPress release
12/05/2015The Big 4 Are Putting Down Roots in the Legal SectorBloomberg Big Law BusinessWarren RiddellPress release
5/05/2015Are the Big 4 accounting firms or technology giants?Financial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
28/04/2015Will we see a $10 billion Law Firm?Bloomberg Big Law BusinessGeorge BeatonPress release
24/04/2015Slater + Gordon; a lesson for listing law firmsFinancial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
14/04/2015Asia Pacic: the main playersLegal Support NetworkEric ChinPress release
20/03/2015History repeats as Big Four accounting firms pose threat to Big LawAustralasian Law Management JournalEric Chin and Warren RiddellPress release
18/03/2015Winners, grinners with client choice awardsFinancial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
18/03/2015Make or break period for international infrastructure investorsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
13/03/2015Axiom's West on traditional firms: "There's an expectations mis-match"The LawyerEric ChinPress release
13/03/2015Law firms the 'Birdman' of professional services awardsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
11/03/2015Legal Leaders Asia Forum: A preview Q&A with Nick Seddon of Beaton CapitalAsia Law PortalNick SeddonPress release
11/03/2015PwC exports problem solversFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
10/03/2015Are public listings a path to global success for Asia’s law firms?Asia Law PortalWarren RiddellPress release
25/02/2015Everything Old is New Again: The Legal Practices of the Big 4 Accounting Firms are Back … and Growing QuicklyCEE Legal MattersEric Chin and Warren RiddellPress release
20/02/2015Corporate clients get more bang for their buckFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
18/02/2015Accounting firm cost cuts irk clientsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
17/02/2015Asia’s Legal Leaders to gather in Hong Kong, March 24-25, 2015Asia Law PortalNick SeddonPress release
16/02/2015Which Aussie law firms will be next to IPO?The Asian LawyerWarren RiddellPress release
14/02/2015For international law firms, China alone does not make an Asia StrategyAsia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
6/02/2015The future of remuneration modelsFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
30/01/2015There’s a better path to US law firm success in AsiaAsia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
19/01/2015Comment: The Implications of the Uberisation of Legal ServicesLegal IT InsiderDr George BeatonPress release
1/01/201530 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2015Asia Law PortalDr George Beaton, Eric Chin, Warren Riddell and Nick SeddonPress release
22/12/2014Asia-Pacific remains Australia’s largest regional export marketAsia Law PortalDr George BeatonPress release
19/12/2014Can the Big4 accounting firms defeat BigLaw in Asia?Asia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
10/12/2014"Validation" expected to boost alternative law firm market shareAustralasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
8/12/2014Corrs gains ‘first mover advantage’ but more firms soon to followAustralasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
3/12/2014PwC poised for success in the Japanese legal marketAsia Law PortalDr George BeatonPress release
31/10/2014Battle lines drawn for law firms in the Asian CenturyAustralasian Law Management JournalEric ChinPress release
24/10/2014Legal Management Forum 2014: An unprecedented event in SpainEventos JuridicosWarren RiddellPress release
23/10/2014Legal Management Forum 2014: Chronicle of an exceptional eventNoticias JuridicasWarren RiddellPress release
25/09/2014The road not taken: law firms at crossroadsAustralasian Law Management JournalDr George BeatonPress release
10/09/2014CFOs turn the screws on suppliers in bid for valueAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
21/08/2014NewLaw in Asia: An exclusive look at the rise of AdventBalanceAsia Law PortalDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
19/08/2014New Report: “Rapid evolution facing Asia-Pacific’s law firms”Asia Law PortalDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
8/08/2014New book provides “A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets”Asia Law PortalDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
8/08/2014BigLaw won’t die, it will just have a ‘miserable life’Lawyers WeeklyDr George BeatonPress release
1/08/2014‘New law’ firms challenge traditional modelsAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
28/07/2014“Not with a bang but a whimper?” The challenges facing BigLaw and how clients may benefitAsian-MENA CounselNick SeddonPress release
25/07/2014New research outlines Asia-Pacific regional opportunities for international law firmsAsia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
18/07/2014Top firms see better times on the horizonThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
4/07/2014Top-tier firms axe hundreds of jobsThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
30/06/2014Peter Kalis: There’s room enough for Big Law and LPOsThe LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
27/06/2014Challenges of a shifting landscapeThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
27/06/2014Chris Merritt talks to George Beaton about career paths for women lawyersThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
27/06/2014Legal fees in drastic decline: How will firms recover?Australasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
20/06/2014Firms must recognise clients' cost consciousnessAustralasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
17/06/2014Dr. George Beaton of Beaton Capital, On The Future Of LawForbesDr George BeatonPress release
6/06/2014In the face of adversity: Law firms and their digital futureAustralasian LawyerWarren RiddellPress release
4/06/2014Salary survey results: Hard luck for lawyersAustralasian LawyerWarren RiddellPress release
30/05/2014Firms could halve their profits within 10 yearsAustralasian LawyerWarren RiddellPress release
2/05/2014American industry trends to be felt in AustraliaAustralasian LawyerDavid GoenerPress release
22/04/2014What is the current state of the Asian legal market?Asia Law PortalNick SeddonPress release
15/04/2014Law firms, your clients think you’re getting cheaper. Are you ready?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/04/2014Confident law firms rising to the challengeThe CommBank BlogDr George BeatonPress release
1/04/2014Shifting groundLaw Society JournalDr George BeatonPress release
26/03/2014The standoff: Why the business model of big law firms is in big troubleManaging PartnerDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
24/03/2014Today's legal fees a 'journey' not a 'black box'Australasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
14/03/2014The Ides of March for professional services: do nothing, and profit per equity partner could halve within a decadeBRWDr George BeatonPress release
13/03/2014Law firms failing to capitalise on greatest opportunity: BeatonAustralasian LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
5/03/2014Profits will decline as firms hit maturity, warns BeatonAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
27/02/2014Five critical strategies for US law firms to succeed in AsiaAsia Law PortalEric ChinPress release
21/02/2014Legal services revolution poses threat to BigLaw modelThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
19/02/2014Do serial winners of the BRW Client Choice Awards have a secret sauce?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
19/02/201441,500 clients have spoken . . . and law firms are still the top performers in the BRW/Beaton Client Choice AwardsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
11/02/2014ReInvent Law’s Lessons – Tough Reading for Big LawLawFuelDr George BeatonPress release
10/02/2014Dispatch from New York on NewLawGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
10/02/2014It’s not the price of your service but the ‘consciousness’ of the price that matters to clientsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
9/02/2014Report on NewLaw from the ReInvent Law ConferenceAsia Law PortalDr George Beaton and Nick SeddonPress release
7/02/2014Seven questions to answer before quoting feesAustralasian Law Management JournalWarren RiddellPress release
6/02/2014NewLaw New Rules New YorkGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
5/02/2014What the Cirque du Soleil can teach your practiceBRWDr George Beaton and Warren RiddellPress release
24/01/2014A shaky opening for due processThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
23/01/2014How to reverse long-term profit decline in smaller firmsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
22/01/2014Eversheds' former Asia chief moves out of private practiceLegal WeekNick SeddonPress release
10/01/2014Spotting a NewLaw firmGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
19/12/2013Five professional services ideals for 2014BRWDr George BeatonPress release
9/12/2013Why professional services firms need to answer the conundrum of the boardBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/12/2013Answers you need before you quote a price to clientsAustralasian Legal Practice Management AssociationDr George BeatonPress release
2/12/2013Best practice: Eight good reasons professional services should invest in social mediaBRWDr George BeatonPress release
29/11/2013Don’t let your firm have a Kodak momentBRWDr George BeatonPress release
29/11/2013Giam Swiegers: Deloitte’s Mr Fix-It looks to his legacyBRWDr George BeatonPress release
22/11/2013Getting the measure of profit to keep clients in focusBRWDr George BeatonPress release
22/11/2013Signs of 'green shoots' in services marketThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
15/11/2013The future face of law employmentBRWDr George BeatonPress release
8/11/2013A firm social strategy: Getting B2B content marketing right for professional servicesBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/10/2013Top 100 Accounting Firms: The competition for market shareBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/10/2013Kill or be killed: BRW Top 100 Accounting Firms 2013BRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/10/2013Top 100 Accounting Firms: Part-timers, offshore workers and the new ways of cutting the numbersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
29/10/2013If social media is good enough for the US navy, why isn’t it good enough for Top 100 accountants?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
25/10/2013Is this the end of partnerships as we know them?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
18/10/2013Captive firms to smash status quoThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
16/10/2013Managing v leading: three books managing partners must be readingBRWDr George BeatonPress release
16/10/2013Deloitte’s buying spree continuesAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
11/10/2013Strategic evolution is the missing link in business survivalBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/10/2013When growth ain’t goodBRWDr George BeatonPress release
26/09/2013Janders Dean – the Australians show us how it’s doneThe ContractExpressDr George BeatonPress release
25/09/2013LegalDatum to provide confidential legal pricing data to law firmsLegalFuturesWarren RiddellPress release
24/09/2013Client value checklist: Value-added service at right priceBRWDr George BeatonPress release
20/09/2013The last days of the BigLaw modelGlobal Legal PostDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
20/09/2013George Beaton: Why professionals should blogBRWDr George BeatonPress release
19/09/2013Australia and New Zealand's First Legal Innovation Index AnnouncedLexisNexisDr George BeatonPress release
11/09/2013Accountants expect work boost following change in CanberraAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
10/09/2013How new firms are putting clients centre stageBRWDr George BeatonPress release
4/09/2013Standing out from the crowdIberian LawyerWarren RiddellPress release
29/08/2013Accounting 100: musical chairs dance continues for top spot in 2013BRWDr George Beaton and Eric ChinPress release
29/08/2013The end of ‘big’: Professional services’ new-model army finds the gates have been left openBRWDr George BeatonPress release
21/08/2013The six growth metrics that really matter for professional services firmsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
17/08/2013LexisNexis Judging Panel for the 2013 Legal Innovation IndexLexisNexisDr George BeatonPress release
15/08/2013Why employee ownership worksBRWDr George Beaton and Warren RiddellPress release
15/08/2013Big four accounting firms feel the sting and slash jobs, with possibility of more cuts to comeBRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/08/2013BDO on M&A trail in Sydney-MelbourneFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
6/08/2013Capital structure influences partnership cultureBRWDr George BeatonPress release
5/08/2013Future Shock: Which law firms will survive?Global Legal PostDr George Beaton and Warren RiddellPress release
1/08/2013Comment: Law firms think they can’t be substituted. New entrants are delighted!Legal IT InsiderDr George BeatonPress release
30/07/2013Big Law gets the drum on getting aheadBRWDr George BeatonPress release
25/07/2013Why professional services firms are too slow to innovateBRWDr George BeatonPress release
19/07/2013Three charateristics of a winning professional services firmConsulting MattersDr George BeatonPress release
18/07/2013Counting the costBRWDr George BeatonPress release
11/07/2013Why fairness is importantBRWDr George BeatonPress release
4/07/2013No substitute for the real thing – or is there?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/07/2013Are consultants worth the money?Sydney Morning Herald
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28/06/2013Why SMEs and solicitors need deeper relationshipsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
20/06/2013Know your SME clientBRWDr George BeatonPress release
13/06/2013Professional firms need courage to choose a profitable business modelBRWDr George BeatonPress release
7/06/2013The legal profession in crisisBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/06/2013Fasten your seatbeltsLaw Institute JournalDr George BeatonPress release
30/05/2013Firms need reinvention in tough timesBRWDr George BeatonPress release
29/05/2013Without diversification, how will law firms survive?Australasian Law Management JournalEric ChinPress release
16/05/2013Consulting’s brain surgeons build intellectual capitalBRWDr George BeatonPress release
9/05/2013Vive la differenceBRWDr George BeatonPress release
2/05/2013Check your firm’s vital signsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
1/05/2013Online delivery threat to law firm profitsGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
24/04/2013Why is there a perception that professional services cost too much?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
18/04/2013It’s time for professional service firms to rethink business modelsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
11/04/2013This is what the future looks like: online delivery will slice equity partner profitsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
4/04/2013Inertia and ignorance: Boiling frogs and the Australian small law firmBRWDr George BeatonPress release
26/03/2013Strategy season, but retreating won’t provide the answersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
15/03/2013Client Choice awards: Inside the winners’ circleBRWDr George BeatonPress release
13/03/2013Client choice awards: Savvy, digital, global: the face of the new professionalBRWDr George BeatonPress release
6/03/2013Beyond partnership: Learning from Chrissie Lightfoot, a class actBRWDr George BeatonPress release
27/02/2013BRW Client Choice Awards: What makes a winner?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
25/02/2013Can Darwin help law firms?Global Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
21/02/2013Client Choice Awards: why some firms want to know whyBRWDr George BeatonPress release
20/02/2013Deloitte shuffles leadership teamAustralian Financial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
19/02/2013Law firms are ill-prepared for turbulenceLegal IT InsiderDr George BeatonPress release
13/02/2013Firms face a fork in the roadBRWDr George BeatonPress release
7/02/2013Waiting for the Big 10 of lawBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/01/2013Does your firm have permission to diversify?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/12/2012Global reach the yardstickThe AustralianWarren RiddellPress release
14/12/2012Law firms are lagging in the race to diversifyBRWDr George BeatonPress release
7/12/2012Pros and cons of remaining independent in globalising professionsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/11/2012Why league tables are dangerous for professional services firmsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/11/2012Taking StockThe American LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
23/11/2012Keeping the ethics flame burningBRWDr George BeatonPress release
16/11/2012Weak law and accounting partners are corrosiveBRWDr George BeatonPress release
9/11/2012A tale of three law firms with lessons for allBRWDr George BeatonPress release
8/11/2012Accounting 100: the fight for the topBRWDr George BeatonPress release
2/11/2012Why innovation is over-rated for professional servicesBRWDr George BeatonPress release
26/10/2012Why accountingÕs Big 4 are outgrowing lawÕs Big 6BRWDr George BeatonPress release
23/10/2012Big 4: 'Times are tough'Financial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
19/10/2012Three situations where size matters in professional servicesBRWDr George BeatonPress release
12/10/2012The $10 billion law firmGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
12/10/20123 ways to know if your professional services firm should not diversifyBRWDr George BeatonPress release
9/10/2012International law firms unseat localsBRWEric ChinPress release
5/10/2012The walls between professional services are coming downBRWDr George BeatonPress release
28/09/2012Is this the end of the professional services partnership?BRWDr George BeatonPress release
21/09/2012Professional services firms need new modelBRWDr George BeatonPress release
21/09/2012Professional services firms need a new modelBRWDr George BeatonPress release
6/09/2012League table love affairs lead to troubleGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
6/09/2012American firm is in the mix with MiddletonsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/09/2012The business of law: adapt or fadeGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
3/09/2012The great Aussie merger mysteryThe LawyerDr George BeatonPress release
2/08/2012Best business lunch: MelbourneBRWDr George BeatonPress release
1/08/2012The top performers prove size doesnÕt matterBRWDr George BeatonPress release
1/08/2012Tough new world for law firmsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
23/07/2012Wrestling with the innovator's dilemmaGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
7/07/2012Going global, staying localLaw Institute of VictoriaDr George BeatonPress release
29/06/2012Facing the disruptive shift in the new normalThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
14/06/2012Law firms to get new backersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
6/06/2012Law down under is being turned upside downGlobal Legal PostDr George BeatonPress release
17/05/2012To fix or not to fixBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/05/2012Yankees doodle inBRWDr George BeatonPress release
3/05/2012World comes knockingBRWDr George BeatonPress release
16/04/2012Big four accountants diverge on takeoversFinancial ReviewWarren RiddellPress release
23/03/2012Future arriving with frightening speedThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
3/02/2012Smart law firms will follow in Slater & GordonÕs footstepsThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
1/02/2012Slater & Gordon snaps up UK firmFinancial ReviewDr George BeatonPress release
1/01/2012Join hands and chose your partnersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
8/12/2011Numbers game a big oneBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/11/2011Blakes-Ashton merger could herald foreign rushThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
13/10/2011Money spinnersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
13/10/2011Accountancy 100: Calculated to winBRWDr George BeatonPress release
30/09/2011National regulatory project set to play out on east coastThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
29/09/2011Another global firm landsBRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/09/2011Small firms the big winnersBRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/09/2011Locals man the barricadesBRWDr George BeatonPress release
14/09/2011Surviving the legal jungleBRWDr George BeatonPress release
8/09/2011Fly in, buy outBRWDr George BeatonPress release
12/08/2011Another day, another local firm goes globalThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
15/07/2011Adapt or perish, law firms warnedThe AustralianDr George BeatonPress release
23/06/2011Ashurst sets sights on strategic Australia dealLegal WeekDr George BeatonPress release
2/06/2011Global MatrixBRWDr George BeatonPress release