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Bar Marketing

Bar Marketing offers a range of effective chambers marketing services to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a long term partnership to manage your chambers marketing, or require additional resources on a project by project basis to run chambers marketing initiatives or boost your existing capabilities we can help. We have a large [...]

July 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

mmadigital

mmadigital is a full service digital agency that specialises in the legal market. Started by Dez Derry, CEO of mmadigital, back in 2011, its services are run by a team of 15 specialists. Based in Manchester and Birmingham, but covering the UK, mmadigital has a reputation for providing bespoke services to a wide range of [...]

February 8th, 2013 | No Comments »

Solicitors favour LinkedIn over Facebook and Twitter as social media use slowly grows

Fewer than half of solicitors in Scotland use the three main social media platforms for professional purposes, according to new research. The most popular social network tool was LinkedIn, with 24% of the solicitors polled using it on a daily or weekly basis.

December 10th, 2012 | No Comments »

Twitter and Facebook are the new golf course – law firms urged to take online marketing initiative

Law firms will have to adopt a more forceful marketing model if they are to survive in the post-alternative business structure (ABS) marketplace, a specialist in growing online businesses has urged.

October 16th, 2012 | 5 Comments »

All hail the high street?

A common trope on this website and elsewhere is that alternative business structures and all the other changes in the legal market will hit the traditional high street law firm hard. In saying this, there is an implication that a reduction in the number of solicitors on high streets is a bad thing. This is a shaky assumption – if everything was shipshape, I don’t suppose so many non-lawyers would be eying up the market. For one thing, quantity does not equal quality – better one efficient, accessible law firm down the road than three inefficient, inaccessible practices.

September 13th, 2012 | Comments Off

Who owns your departing fee-earner’s LinkedIn contacts? New guidance warns firms to plan ahead

Law firms’ social media policies need to extend to issues such as who owns contacts and content developed by staff members through the use of networks like LinkedIn, while they should also be cautious about searching the social media activity of potential recruits, new guidance has advised.

July 4th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Twitter becoming key referral source for solicitors, says research

There has been a massive increase in people using Twitter to ask for recommendations of professional service providers in the last two years, with solicitors one of the most in demand, according to research conducted for Orange Business.

June 14th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Eight PI brands dominate web searches as market fails to make best of social media, says report

Just eight personal injury brands dominate the web searches of potential clients, with national law firm Irwin Mitchell leading the way, new research has found. The report also found social media strategies “massively under-developed within the legal services sector”.

May 4th, 2012 | 4 Comments »

News round-up: firm overturns £100k wasted costs order, record number of law firms, and much more

Our latest round-up of news includes Fisher Meredith winning an appeal against a big wasted costs order, SRA figures on the number of firms and solicitors, the first law firm to ‘pin’ on growing social media service Pinterest, fee income up at the largest law firms, and more.

March 13th, 2012 | Comments Off

Lawyers told: don’t be put off social media by barrister fined over tweets

Lawyers were this week told not to be discouraged from embracing social media after a barrister who was among the legal pioneers on Twitter was fined for messages he posted on the service. However, the case does raise questions over the role of regulators in policing lawyers’ activity on Twitter.

February 3rd, 2012 | 1 Comment »