Prevention is better than cure

Resource - 05/03/2012 : feature article, workflow, Technology, Technology

A few years ago there were a series of schoolboy jokes going around about a certain brand of car and, to save any embarrassment, I’ll call it brand X. “Why do brand X have rear heated windows? To keep your hands warm when you push them!” When...

The value of tracking non-billable time: many voices, one conclusion

Resource - 28/02/2012 : billable time, feature article, time capture, time management, Human Resources, Human Resources, Technology

In recent years, we have found that more and more law firms are taking a greater interest in how timekeepers spend their time when they are not billing. And we're not talking those days when timekeepers are on vacation or feeling under...

Residual client ledger balances - the COFA’s first nightmare?

Resource - 15/02/2012 : feature article, legal finance professionals, newsletter, Finance, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

There are very few firms that do not have a problem, to a greater or lesser extent, with old residual balances within their clients’ ledger. For many, these balances may only be a few pounds or even a matter of pennies but, even so, they can cre-...

The value of tracking non-billable time: many voices, one conclusion

Resource - 07/02/2012 : feature article, saturn 27, time capture, time management, time recording, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Practice Management

In recent years, we have found that more and more law firms are taking a greater interest in how timekeepers spend their time when they are not billing. And we’re not talking those days when timekeepers are on vacation or feeling under...

Data Centres – Commodity Purchase or Business Critical?

Resource - 25/01/2012 : feature article, Sovereign, Technology, Technology, Practice Management

Data centres appear to be gaining commodity status. The past five years have seen an explosion in facilities, all touting decreasing Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) ratings and boasting the latest energy efficiency and cooling technologies...

Saturn27 - Ahoy 2012: a brave new world?

Resource - 23/01/2012 : business continuity planning, feature article, Finance, legal it, Finance, Finance, Technology, Practice Management

There can be no doubt that 2012 will be a challenging year, and we think it’s very much going to be a ‘keeping the lights on’ type of year for legal firms, with a continued focus on profitability, risk & exposure  management plus...

Saturn 27 - Looking back on 2011

Resource - 23/01/2012 : feature article, Finance, legal it, saturn 27, Finance, Finance, Technology, Practice Management

2011 was certainly a strange year, starting with a glimmer that the worldwide recession of the previous few years might be receding into history. Unfortunately, as we all know, the year ended with uncertainty. 

As Dr Who might...

Litéra year 2011 review

Resource - 19/01/2012 : feature article, Litéra, Technology, Technology, Practice Management

2011 has been a busy year for Litera with new clients including Davis Polk LLP, DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells to name but a few.  

This is in addition to all of the newest enhancements to our product porfolio and staff additions.

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Law firms in a recession

Resource - 19/01/2012 : feature article, law firm profitability, recession

Compared to the domestic economies of our EU neighbours, the UK economy has been disproportionately reliant upon housing and construction and this, coupled with the wider issues affecting the world economy, has resulted in a powerful...

Lloyds TSB Commercial on re-shaping your firm – and how to pay for it

Resource - 19/01/2012 : ABS, feature article, lloyds, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Chris Marston, Head of professional Practices at Lloyds TSB Commercial, takes a look at how solicitors firms can compete against external capital.

The SRA is now at last able to licence Alternative Business Structures. New players will...

Briefing on: Legal technology | Interview with Jan Durant of Lewis Silkin | Plus A&O, BLP and more

Resource - 19/01/2012 : Allen & Overy, berwin leighton paisner, briefing, budgeting and forecasting, business intelligence, business process management, case management, cloud computing, compliance, conflict checking, CRM, data management, digital dictation, document management, e-billing, Elite, ERP solutions, feature article, In-house training, iris, Linetime, Matter Management, morgan cole, multi-currency, network and data services, online legal service, outsourcing, pilgrim, regulation, simmons & simmons, software solutions, Technology, Thomas Eggar, time capture, time recording, weightmans, workflow, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

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Briefing on: E-discovery

Resource - 19/01/2012 : briefing, case management, compliance, data management, document management, eDiscovery, education and training, feature article, In-house training, legal costs, Matter Management, offshoring, outsourcing, Recommind, regulation, software solutions, ZyLAB, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management, Risk & Compliance, Technology

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Briefing on: Competitiveness and the Legal Services Act

Resource - 19/01/2012 : briefing, budgeting and forecasting, business intelligence, business process management, claims handling, cloud computing, compliance, conflict checking, CRM, data management, debt recovery, digital dictation, document management, dwf, e-mail management, eDiscovery, education and training, employer branding, feature article, In-house training, law firm profitability, lexisnexis, Matter Management, nabarro, network and data services, online legal service, outsourcing, profitability, regulation, revenue, software solutions, transcription, workflow, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

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Briefing on: Outsourcing | How the top 100 is changing as it adopts a new way of working

Resource - 19/01/2012 : bevan brittan, briefing, business process management, compliance, farrer & co, feature article, In-house training, law firm profitability, linklaters, mcgrigors, offshoring, online legal service, outsourcing, profitability, recruitment services, regulation, SNR Denton, solicitor account rules, transcription, workflow, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

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Briefing on: Knowledge management | Information superheroes: how KM is creating tomorrow’s firm

Resource - 19/01/2012 : briefing, business intelligence, business process management, case management, compliance, document management, feature article, In-house training, law firm profitability, Matter Management, online legal service, phoenix business solutions, reed smith, regulation, sj berwin, workflow, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Technology, Practice Management

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