Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneurs

… I will be giving a keynote address on ‘small law firms as entrepreneurs’ at the Law Society (England & Wales) Small Firms Division annual conference 2015. This conference takes place in two locations on two dates: London – 24th September and Leeds – 6th October. Here is a teaser of what I will be talking…

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…

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…

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…

The Time Blawg – One Year On

… One year ago yesterday, on 1 January 2011, The Time Blawg materialised. I blogged then:- I look forward to posting on The Time Blawg in 2011 and beyond, inviting guest bloggers, receiving comments and encouraging debate at a time when the legal profession is going through many changes. I was not entirely sure where…

A visit to my law firm’s cloud

… In my last post I looked at when your law firm’s cloud turns dark. I finished that post by stating that the management of the data centre had invited me on a tour of the data centre. This post will look at that visit. George Blair from Denovo Business Intelligence and I had an…

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…

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,…