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19th October 2017

Planning for Uncertainty: All Hands to the PUMP

As we have touched on in our last couple of blogs, there is no denying that the introduction of project management approaches into legal practice does require a step change in culture and thinking. One of the key points of resistance to project management theory from lawyers is that it simply does not fit in […]

13th October 2017

Why PRINCE2 Has Had Its Day

In our last blog, we looked at some of the reasons why a formal project management approach to casework makes sense for legal practitioners in the modern age, especially from a budgeting perspective. Clients nowadays expect greater clarity and assurance over costs, and that puts pressure on lawyers both to forecast accurately and control expenditure […]

4th October 2017

Project Management? It Starts With Effective Budgeting

A decade ago, the concept of project management in law firms was virtually unheard of. Cases were accepted and handled in the same time honoured, traditional way. You charged by the clock, and everything took as long as it took. Over the past ten years, however, the landscape has changed. And while many firms still […]

28th September 2017

Need Employees to Work Longer? Then Start Investing in Lifelong Learning

Who needs retirement, anyway? Given the yawning chasm in public and private pensions funding, certainly not UK PLC or the state. We are already in the process of seeing the age of eligibility for state pensions rise incrementally, so that by 2028 the official retirement age for men and women will be 67. Latest policy […]

22nd September 2017

How to Get Older Employees Up to Scratch With IT

We all know the old saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But in the modern workplace, employers don’t have any choice but try. Given the rapid rate of development in workplace technology, and the way it has become integral to virtually every job role, regular IT training is now essential for all […]

15th September 2017

Resistance to Technology in the Workplace

Information technology is becoming increasingly complex, even as it becomes more and more central to business operations. That puts pressure on businesses to get it right when it comes to IT implementation – mistakes can cost you dear, and affect even the biggest enterprises hard. In the annals of famous cases of new tech going […]

8th September 2017

Lawyers Who Chose Profit Over Investment May Not Have a Future

The writing has been on the wall for years now. Like many other professions, lawyers who don’t adapt to new IT technologies will be left in the dust. Some predictions from reputable sources even go as far as to say that 100,000+ legal jobs will be rendered completely obsolete by emerging technology. Why then are […]

1st September 2017

Why Are Businesses Reluctant to Invest in Technology?

Blame it on Brexit. Blame it on austerity. Blame it on a natural inclination to avoid putting our hands in our pockets whenever and at all possible. But the fact is, when it comes to investment in new technology, the UK lags behind many of our rivals in the developed world. In fact, we don’t […]

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