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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.

If you would like to suggest a topic for a blog post, call us on 01494 483728, email info@corelegal.net or drop us a line from our contact page.

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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Where do you REALLY make and lose money?

on 15 January, 2013 No comments yet -

One of the benefits of keeping good financial records, is that you can really analyse your data and understand what is making your business tick. Periodically – it might be quarterly, or annually – at the calendar year end, or financial year end… it would benefit you to spend an afternoon to look at what is actually happening in your business.

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

Article Categories: bookkeeping,outsourcing,Professional opinion,reducing overheads,Uncategorized
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Succession Planning for Law firms

on 3 December, 2012 No comments yet -

As the old saying goes, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else”. So where is your Practice going? Have you thought about where your Practice will be in 12 months, in 3 years, in 5 years? Founder member of CoreLegal Ray Fox from the Bottom Line Consultancy gives food for thought on a subject that is often ignored or left until the last moment.

Article Categories: Professional opinion,Selling law firms,Succession planning
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Cloud computing for law firms.

on 21 November, 2012 No comments yet -

The big IT question most Partners and Senior IT professionals in law firms are considering today is “Would a move to the ‘cloud’ be right for my Practice or should we stick with a traditional ‘inhouse’ installation?”.

Joanne Hunter, Head of Marketing at Select Legal Systems Limited (one of three recent new CoreLegal members) gives a quick overview of this issue and details some of their solutions. Find out more below.

Article Categories: Legal IT,Software
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LinkedIn for Lawyers – a guide

on 20 November, 2012 No comments yet -

Tom Worner of ProFirma has written a short ‘LinkedIn for Lawyers’ guide, setting out how lawyers (solicitors, barristers, legal executives, trainees, and so on) can use LinkedIn to raise their personal brands/profiles, and generate more leads, opportunities, clients and business.

The guide also looks at the current climate in the legal services industry, and at what lawyers can do to stand out and succeed. Sound interesting?  Then read the following extract…

Article Categories: Business development,Law Firm marketing,Social media
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Law firm marketing basics: No.6 – branding

on 20 November, 2012 No comments yet -

In the fourth topic of this series, founder member of CoreLegal Jon Hepburn from The Fedora Consultancy considers the brand for law firms, an area that has not yet fully developed among law firms.

You may not feel it applies to your firm, but in an increasingly consumer-driven legal services market, the development of your firm’s brand and image will become more and more important. Read on to find out more about this much misunderstood subject. 

Article Categories: Law Firm marketing,Professional opinion
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