When your law firm’s cloud turns dark

… In September I blogged about my Law Firm in the Cloud as we, at Inksters, moved all of our IT systems into the cloud. At that point I could see many pros and few cons of so doing. One day recently we discovered at Inksters that we had, on the face of it, lost…

Blawging with M’Learned Friends

… In my post on Blawgers and the Inquisition I suggested that lawyers should perhaps utilise their skills in drafting written pleadings when preparing a blog post and ensure that there is little for other blawgers to attack. Otherwise they should be prepared for criticism and will have no one to blame but themselves. But…

Blawgers and the Inquisition

… Emotions appear to have been running high on Twitter and the Blawgosphere following publication of my last post. I managed to avoid becoming too embroiled in the Twitter exchanges over it as I was offline for most of the week holidaying in Malta. Whilst I was in Malta I visited The Inquisitor’s Palace in…

Dubrovnik, Ice Cream and Lawyers

… I recently returned to Dubrovnik. It was 24 years ago that I last visited this Croatian (then Yugoslavian) city. I couldn’t remember a great deal about Dubrovnik. I had an image of the city itself and that had not changed as my wife and I walked the city walls. 24 years ago I was…

Law Firm in the Cloud

… In January I predicted that we would see a greater take up amongst lawyers of cloud computing in 2011. Perhaps this was a self fulfilling prophecy because my own law firm, Inksters Solicitors, has just moved all of our IT systems into the cloud (Law in the Cloud). This includes our e-mail, Word Processing,…

UK Law Firms with Klout – A Clearer Picture

… Today The Lawyer published a top ten list and bottom ten list of law firms with Klout. It will be obvious from a quick glance at the list by any lawyer that uses social media regularly that it is flawed. A check of actual Klout scores demonstrates that this is indeed the case. One…

I Blawg. You Flawg. Period?

… Is Blawging for business purposes black and white? That appears to be the view of many commentators on my post on The Elephant in the #LawBlogs Room. There are blawgers and there are flawgers. That is there are the ‘serious’ law bloggers who do not dream of blogging for business purposes and then there…

I thought the Blawgosphere was a friendly place :-(

… I was surprised and saddened by the way comments on my last post (The Elephant in the #LawBlogs Room) degenerated into unwarranted personal attacks by Blawgers against other Blawgers… I thought the Blawgosphere was a friendly place 🙁 As Lucy Reed tweeted:- Those commentators clearly had not taken the advice of Siobhain Butterworth at…

The Elephant in the #LawBlogs Room

… I had the pleasure of attending the second #lawblogs event in London on 19th May. The event has, not surprisingly, already been covered in blog posts by other attendees. The ones I have picked up on (there may be others) are:- Michael Scutt: The Future of Legal Blogging Dylan White: A tree in the…