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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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A day in the life of Ray Fox

on 21 February, 2012 No comments yet -

A day in the life of CoreLegal founder member Ray Fox from the Bottom Line Consultancy – a specialist in helping Solicitors sell, merge or value their practices.

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CoreLegal White Paper Part 2 – ‘Practical Tips for Effective Outsourcing’

on 11 October, 2011 1 comment so far -

In part 2 we look at ‘Law Firm Outsourcing – The Story so Far’ and ‘Practical Tips for Effective Outsourcing’. It can save you money and allows you to focus on the thing you do best, i.e. being a good lawyer. But is it really that simple?

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Outsourcing for Smaller Law Firms: Core Legal White Paper – Part 1 of 4

on 15 September, 2011 No comments yet -

Outsourcing some or all of your non-legal activities and tasks sounds great in theory – it can save you money and allows you to focus on the thing you do best, i.e. being a good lawyer. But is it really that simple? Find out below in Part 1 of the CoreLegal White Paper about ‘Outsourcing for Smaller Law Firms’.

Article Categories: outsourcing,reducing overheads,smaller law firms
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Advertising for law firms – 9 tips for an effective campaign

on 24 August, 2011 No comments yet -

Very much at the visible end of the marketing spectrum advertising is often done badly, expensively and without proper consideration of what a law firm is trying to achieve in the long-term.

In part 1 of a two-part article, Jon Hepburn from the Shropshire-based Fedora Consultancy point out how to make your campaign a success and avoid the pitfalls.

Article Categories: Business development,Law Firm marketing,Marketing planning
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Client feedback for law firms – why do it?

on 9 August, 2011 1 comment so far -

In the new SRA Regulations, Mandatory Principle five states ‘(You must) provide a proper standard of service to your clients’. Measuring client satisfaction is an ‘Indicative Behaviour’ and a concept certainly appreciated by most solicitors if not acted upon by all of them.

What’s actually done often depending on the culture of their firm. Jon Hepburn from The Fedora Consultancy and Managing Director of Legallybetter takes a closer look…

Article Categories: Client feedback,Law Firm marketing,outsourcing,SRA compliance
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Spreadsheets v legal accounts packages

on 6 July, 2011 No comments yet -

So, lets picture the scene. You are a sole practitioner and have just set up your new solicitors practice. There was a choice you had to make:

1/ Research and invest in legal accounts package

2/ Put the records on a spreadsheet

What are the implications of this choice…?

Article Categories: bookkeeping,smaller law firms
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