Change in Cost Budgeting 6th April 2018 - civil litigation

Change in Cost Budgeting 6th April 2018 - civil litigation

Are you ready for the electronic Bill of Costs? After many many years in preparation, there will now be an electronic Bill of Costs. On 6th April the Bill will be compulsory to all firms when submitting costs claims. The new electronic Bill of Costs has the same phases as a Costs Budget but also […]

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Law Firms, Clients & Social Media

I am flying a bit of a kite here. What I write comes from my own experience in life, both in practice and in family and my own social life. It’s something I have raised in professional circles. Usually I’m met by blank faces! (Another one of Hunnings’ mad cap ideas I hear you groan!) […]

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The DOs and DON'Ts of choosing a Practice Management System

Here are some thoughts on what to consider when looking to choose a Case or Practice Management System, beyond price.         Don’t try to “rebuild” your existing system in your new system         Do look at how the new solutions can benefit your business processes         Don't just go for what others are choosing […]

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All Change !!

It’s a fact of life – normally people don’t like change. They might grumble about what they’ve got but that’s nothing to the complaints you get when change starts to happen. I’m directing these comments to a change in Case, Practice or Document Management System, but the same goes for almost any area of business, […]

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Implementing a new CMS/PMS – some thoughts

A lot of these comments will apply to many IT projects, especially in the legal/professional services sector. So the partners tell you that they want to buy a Case Management System or Practice Management System (let’s call it CMS for short). Perhaps they have decided what will be bought, or they leave it to you to […]

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7 Steps to Better Performance

Which are most effective : Ethical or Ruthless managers ? One will see examples of both about us – sometimes within the same organisation. The behaviours can be driven by character/personality or emotion (fear, greed, insecurity). If they do not match the culture of the organisation tension or conflict is likely to arise. Research published […]

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Is too much cash locked up in the WIP in your business ?

OK, so you’re running a business. There are so many things to focus on : marketing, sales, making the product or service, getting in your resources to make/deliver it, billing, for some service firms such as lawyers and accountants building up the WIP (Work in Progress) which you can then bill. I am sure you […]

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It's your career - take control of it!

As I've gone through my life this has become clearer to me. Whilst you should be completely committed to serving your employer and their interests when employed by them you do need to look out for yourself. Every business should be focused on maximising its profit and developing the business. Part of that should be […]

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