Category Archives: alternative business structures

Innovation in the legal services market – growth, skills and emerging business models

We’re delighted to announce our Chairman, Richard Cohen’s participation in a Westminster Legal Forum event on 11th March 2014. Entitled “Innovation in the legal services market – growth, skills and emerging business models”, the seminar will consider how effectively a liberalised legal services market is encouraging innovation, growth and enterprise in the provision of legal […]

Get a new model or lose clients: comment from Richard Cohen in The Lawyer

In areas where technology can help clients to help themselves, the billable hour is outdated It does not surprise me that so many clients are unhappy with the cost of getting divorced; couples in this situation are in a highly emotional state and uncertainty around final costs just increases their anxiety. As last month’s report […]

Supermarket Sweep

The problem that many lawyers have with supermarkets brands (or just about anyone else who isn’t, you know, a law firm), offering legal services is that they always visualise delivery through the prism of the lawyer and not the customer. Brands do the reverse and I think that will be defining. To say that brands […]

Fixed fees more important to clients than brand names, says major research

Clients view fixed fees and online access to the progress of their case – but not brand names – as key elements of legal services they would buy, according to unique new research. It also revealed that law firms see other practices closing as a result of alternative business structures and legal aid cuts as […]