Like many who work in the legal business
Like many who work in the legal business, I very much welcomed last week’s return of the BBC TV series Silk. Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able to watch it “live” last Tuesday, as I was travelling, but I was able to observe the commentary on Twitter. …
Back to the Future
I read with great interest the recent report entitled The New World of Legal Work, by Jordan Furlong, commissioned by legal resourcing business Lawyers on Demand. Jordan is a highly respected international legal market commentator and his material always makes engaging and thought-provoking…
Cab Rank
The recent LSB-commissioned report on the Bar’s “Cab Rank Rule” seems to have sparked plenty of debate, including a seemingly hysterical reaction from the Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and, mercifully, some measured and informed responses from respected commentators Lucy Reed of St John’s…
Riverview Law
Yet another new entrant to the legal services market emerges. Again, a new and unique approach is announced, this time to bold claims of a “market disrupting” service delivery model. Riverview Law is an ambitious new market entrant comprising a mix of solicitors…

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Cab Rank – whose rule is it anyway ?

The recent LSB-commissioned report on the Bar’s “Cab Rank Rule” seems to have sparked plenty of debate, including a seemingly hysterical reaction from the Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and, mercifully, some measured and informed responses from respected commentators Lucy Reed of St John’s…

Back to the Future (13th Century Edition)

I read with great interest the recent report entitled The New World of Legal Work, by Jordan Furlong, commissioned by legal resourcing business Lawyers on Demand. Jordan is a highly respected international legal market commentator and his material always makes engaging and thought-provoking…

Public Access to the Bar – main event or sideshow ?

Recent headlines seem to suggest that the Bar is gearing up to “by-pass” solicitors and embark upon an all out war with them for business in these increasingly competitive times. This is on the back of figures published in a recent joint Bar…

“New normal” or business as usual for the Bar ?

While the Bar is widely perceived as being a “traditional” profession, I am of the view that many overlook the fact that it has long been operating in a highly-demanding marketplace and is thus well-equipped to cope with the current “new normal” market…