13 March 2017

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PII: trends and disruptors

Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is among the top overheads for law firms, and has led to countless closures by the SRA over the years, with many unable to obtain cover. Now, challenges facing the market range from uncertainty as a result of Brexit  to the rise of AI.

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Blind allocation of work: farewell unfairness?

The subject of work allocation is one of the most vexing issues in law firms today yet it is one that, until recently, was largely glossed over. The reason: it involves a shift of thinking, and changes to working practices so long-established that they are accepted almost without question.

It’s just not working: time to transform allocation methods

The illustration for our big feature this week was very nearly a caveman bashing an iPhone with a rock. We refrained in the end, but it’s odd to think that modern-day law firms – some of the most sophisticated and complex businesses on the planet – are still using prehistoric methods to allocate work to employees. […]

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