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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”

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– The Mirror headline over a less than flattering profile of legal publisher and barrister Michael Chambers. The paper said he was unable to comment as he was “sipping champagne” to toast the new Chambers Legal Directory.

Money men will do Year 2000 job

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 578 7249, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square. Andrew Clay is right to highlight the Government’s failure to force businesses to become millennium compliant (The Lawyer, 20 October). Indeed the position is much worse. The two bills to which he refers – […]

Dibbs cleans up litigation support with SOAP

CITY firm Dibb Lupton Alsop has launched a computerised litigation support system throughout its 10 offices, which aims to show clients exactly what their money is being spent on. A seven-member team, led by head of litigation Neil Micklethwaite, developed the system, Style of Approach Initiative (SOAP), over 18 months. SOAP is a case management […]

The fatal flaw of Claims Direct

Claims Direct’s commercial director did not mention the the most contentious part of his firm’s service – the reason why many personal injury specialists consider the scheme inappropriate (The Lawyer 6 October). He refers to the client paying 30 per cent plus tax if compensation is recovered. In fact that is only paid if compensation […]

Family lawyers urge Govt to speed up pension splits

Family lawyers have welcomed proposals to give courts more power to split pensions in divorce proceedings – but have urged the Government to speed up their introduction. Last week the Commons social security committee published a report recommending that divorcing wives should be able to apply for a percentage share of their husbands’ pensions. But […]

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