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Contributors to the CoreLegal blog include experts from our membership. Our bloggers, who also often speak at CoreLegal CPD Seminars explore the key areas of the legal profession, providing insight, practical advice and informed opinion. Please feel free to comment on blog posts.

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Competing and communicating: rebuilding solicitor reputations – locally.

on 12 June, 2013 No comments yet -

There are too many solicitors (and nearly 11,000 law firms) chasing too little work up against aggressive new competition from High Street brand names with huge marketing budgets seeking to do to the legal service market what they did to the financial services sector.

The larger law firms in the personal injury market are also starting to flex their muscles through strategic collaborations and a commitment to online marketing. CoreLegal founder member Jon Hepburn from The Fedora Consultancy takes a look at the situation for the high street law firm.

Article Categories: Business development,Law Firm marketing,Marketing planning,Professional opinion
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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.

Article Categories: Law Firm marketing,Professional opinion
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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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IRN Research at Legal IT Business Show: 5-6th March 2013

on 11 February, 2013 No comments yet -


Core Legal member IRN Research will be exhibiting and running a survey at the Legal IT Business Show.
The Show is on the 5th-6th March 2013 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Article Categories: Client feedback,Events and seminars,Law Firm marketing,market research,outsourcing
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3 Numbers To Keep An Eye On

on 7 February, 2013 No comments yet -

There is a saying – ‘if winning didn’t count, no-one would keep track of the scores’, so when you’re running a business, SOMEone, should be keeping track of the scores.  

This blog from Lisa Newton (CoreLegal founder member and founder of Boogles Ltd, the London-based specialist bookkeeping service for solicitors and barristers) will give you three ideas of what you can track on the FINANCE side of your business… and why its so important.

Article Categories: bookkeeping,Law firm management,Professional opinion
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Legallybetter.co.uk prediction – damage limitation required for the High Street solicitor ‘brand’ in 2013

on 5 February, 2013 No comments yet -

This press release is presented on behalf of LegallyBetter –  the interactive solicitor directory and client feedback service co-founded by the Fedora Consultancy and IRN Research, both founder members of Corelegal.

Article Categories: Client feedback,Law Firm marketing,Legal News,Legal Services Act,Professional opinion,smaller law firms
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