Articles from April 2013

Who’ll Pay For Legal Advice About An Accident Claim?

on 30 April, 2013 No comments yet -

The recently implemented changes to the provision of access to justice for the personal injury sector will, it is anticipated, reduce claims by at least 60%.

How the new rules are interpreted and who chooses to play by them and how they are enforced will be of great interest to any law firm with an interest in staying in this, very visible, part of the legal services sector. Especially those High Street law firms that are not part of a collective marketing panel/arrangement or who have a substantial SEO and Google Adwords budget.

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‘Claims, blame and regulatory change’. Rebuilding reputations

on 1 April, 2013 No comments yet -

The Government is now implementing a significant reduction in accident claim litigation fees awarded to personal injury solicitors.  These changes which, if adopted will result in a predicted 60% drop in income for many law firms involved in personal injury matters. Few will have sympathy for lawyers, but the consequences of this change could be far reaching.

Founder CoreLegal  member of Jon Hepburn from The Fedora Consultancy takes a look at how the current situation has emerged. This article is extracted from a recently published briefing document on reputation issues affecting law firms and solicitors. 

Article Categories: Hot Topics,Law Firm marketing,Professional opinion,smaller law firms
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Fighting the (financial) flab – costs that creep up (almost) unnoticed

on 1 April, 2013 No comments yet -

 When you’re running a business the costs can creep up when we’re not looking… (a little bit like putting on weight)… the next thing we know, we’re tied into contracts and weighed down by large overheads and we wonder how we got there?!

Lisa Newton (CoreLegal founder member and founder of Boogles Ltd, the London-based specialist bookkeeping service for solicitors and barristers) offers her latest perspective on what can be the difference between profit and loss for  law firms.

Article Categories: bookkeeping,Law firm management,outsourcing,Professional opinion,reducing overheads,smaller law firms
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