First4Lawyers White Paper: From first impressions to follow-up calls: Creating a customer journey

5 October 2023

Find out how firms’ customer journeys compare to those in 2018 in this brand new white paper from First4Lawyers.

First4Lawyers White Paper: Trust me, I’m a lawyer – marketing legal services in 2023

19 October 2022

Find out why trust plays such an important role in the way consumers choose a law firm in this brand new White Paper from First4Lawyers. Featuring specially commissioned IRN research, which surveyed solicitors at both specialist personal injury law firms… Read More

Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with Clio: The digital dividend

11 April 2022

When talking about legal aid and access to justice, it is hard to look beyond funding. Even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged the problem, to judge by its agreement to pump an extra £135m into the criminal legal aid… Read More

Legal Futures Roundtable report in association with Temple Legal Protection: The future for commercial ATE

23 September 2019

Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions: The law firm of the future

16 July 2018

No larger firm can ignore the demands of innovation – that was the clear message from our most recent roundtable: “The law firm of the future”, sponsored by LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. It comes in many forms, predominantly but not just technology, and is not simply a case of automating process. Expertise and process are not mutually exclusive.

Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with Search Acumen: Exploiting data

4 December 2017

The working practices of property lawyers have changed little since the 19th century. Many aspects of the conveyancing process remain offline – documents are still on paper and the data entered manually. The commercial transaction process is laborious, slow and… Read More

Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with the CLC: Regulating the robots

13 July 2017

The march of the digital conveyancer continues apace, from the government planning to create the largest repository of open land data in the world, to the rapid adoption of sophisticated technology by conveyancers, such as chatbots and artificial intelligence. So,… Read More

Legal Futures Roundtable Report, in association with Thomson Reuters: Profit Motive

22 February 2017

This Legal Futures roundtable report, published in association with Thomson Reuters, looks at what SME law firms are doing to grow their profit margins at a time of economic uncertainty and ever-greater competition. What was so striking about the debate was that despite the very different practices represented around the table, the approach was largely the same. Putting a few lawyers around a table invariably produces a stimulating and challenging discussion, and this was no different.

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Why private client solicitors should work with financial planners – and tell their clients

Ever since the SRA introduced the transparency rules in 2018, we have encouraged solicitors to not just embrace the regulations and the thinking behind them, but to go far beyond.

A paean to pupils and pupillage

To outsiders, it may seem that it’s our horsehair wigs and Victorian starched collars that are the most unusual thing about the barristers’ profession. I would actually suggest it’s our training.

Five ways to maintain your mental health at the Bar

Stress, burnout and isolation are prevalent concerns for both chambers members and staff. These initial challenges may serve as precursors for more severe conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

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