Why lawyers can take breaks from Twitter

… My last post on ‘Tweeting less but meeting more‘ has generated some debate with Brian John Spencer posting ‘A letter to Inksters: just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that you can put your Twitter into hibernation‘. This is an interesting topic and one worthy of some debate and consideration. I do, however, think…

Tweeting less but meeting more

… Brian John Spencer, who has an interesting blog on Twitter for Law Firms, tweeted me the other day to ask:- Hey @brianinkster why’s @inksters gone quiet for so long!? #SMconsisteny — Brian John Spencer (@brianjohnspencr) November 22, 2012 I replied:- @brianinkster @inksters cool, didn’t mean to be critical just you guys have long been a…

Is the Surface any good for lawyers? Part 1: First impressions

… Not since I was a young boy opening the box to a Dragon computer or a BBC Micro (I never had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64) have I had such anticipation over owning a new computer. My new Microsoft Surface RT was delivered on 31 October. It is a slick looking piece of equipment. The tablet itself…

Cloud Computing for Lawyers – Reviewed

… I have this year attended legal technology conferences in the UK where speakers and delegates were clearly confused about how lawyers should be using the cloud (e.g. LawTech Futures 2012 and Lex2012). For them and other lawyers faced with the brave new world of cloud technology the answer is to buy and read Nicole…

LawTech Camp London 2012: In Tweets

In my last post I reviewed LawTech Camp London 2012. I finished that post with a promise to do a follow up post highlighting tweets from the Conference. I find tweeting at conferences a good way to record salient points for future reference and often it results in widening the debate amongst others who are…

LawTech Camp London 2012 Reviewed: Time to Push

  I have been to a couple of legal technology conferences already this year (LawTech Futures 2012 and Lex2012) but the recent LawTech Camp London 2012 stood out from those as somewhat unique in its format and content. The Conference was organised by and a collaboration between Michigan State University, University of Westminster Law School,…

Social Media and Legal Action: themeet140 Debate

… I had the privilege of being invited, along with with Matt Roper (STVs digital news editor), onto the panel of the inaugural themeet140 debate show. This was hosted on 23 May by 29 Studios (who filmed the debate) with Michelle Rodger directing questions and challenging the audience. The topic for discussion was: Should comments…

QualitySolicitors in Scotland

… This month the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland is contained within a pink and black wrapper announcing that “QualitySolicitors comes to Scotland”. Apparently, QualitySolicitors are “currently selecting Partner Firms ahead of a summer launch of the brand in Scotland”. QualitySolicitors have of course already been here before. My firm, Inksters, was the…