Roundtable Report: The Value Proposition
Working in association with the leading independent Legal news site Legal Futures, LexisNexis and published a new Report on Innovation in Law Forms. Looking at what we call ‘the value proposition’ the content delves into how innovative firms have set upon a distinctive path and are ploughing them with vigour and success.
2016 Mini-Bellwether Report: A Question of Value
In this mini-Bellwether report we explore the critical difference between value and price – and look at why forward-looking lawyers see fixed fees as the future and are taking the leap.
The Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) market can often be difficult to navigate and securing cover is not always easy. Our PII guide, which will walk you through the regulatory requirements, provide tips on the renewal process, give you practical advice on dealing with your PII brokers and underwriters, and help you to avoid the common pitfalls.
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE
The importance of businesses harnessing the marketing power of the internet and social media is growing. With this in mind, we look at the basics of social media and give some examples of how you can successfully promote your business using these channels.
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The Bellwether Report 2013: Survive or Thrive
The legal landscape has changed: uncovering the concerns and expectations of independent lawyers and sole practitioners on the front line.
The Bellwether Report 2016: The Riddle of Perception
As the world shifts and the rules change, we explore the differing and often conflicting perceptions of independent lawyers.
Based on structured interviews with 122 independent lawyers and 108 clients the report uncovers some telling differences of opinion. Spanning everything from the demands of the economy and embracing digital technology to managing the client/lawyer relationship, we look at how lawyers see themselves and their competition, and how they are really perceived by their clients.
Bridging the service gap
They’re more demanding.
They’re better informed.
And they’re very price-sensitive.
This is the Age of the Client.
Today’s clients expect far higher service levels from every business they interact with, including lawyers. But many lawyers don’t fully understand what clients really want. And that makes it pretty difficult to deliver the service they expect. This mini-report looks at the service a client expects.
The Bellwether Report 2015: the Age of the Client
The balance of power in the client/lawyer relationship is shifting: we explore how independent law firms and sole practitioners are responding to a new breed of client.
We’ve interviewed 118 independent lawyers and more than 500 private clients to identify how successful independent firms are adopting a smarter approach to handle the new demands of the Age of the Client.
Structural Integrity: Sole Practitioner, LLP, LDP or ABS?
Read the second guide in our series on setting up as an independent firm. The SPG’s Karen Purdy, supported with helpful tips from accounting and tax experts, explores four potential options for structuring, establishing and growing your legal practice.
Going Solo – the What, How and Why of Setting Up as a Sole Practitioner
Thinking about setting up on your own is really exciting and full of possibilities. But it can also be a little daunting. In the first guide in our series on setting up as an independent firm, Karen Purdy, former chair of the Sole Practitioners Group discusses the key considerations a lawyer thinking about going solo needs to take into account before making the leap into independent practice.