Blogging about the Law

… As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog? Did I give…

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…

Legal Practice Management Conference 2015 – Reviewed

… On 19 May 2015 I travelled down to London for the Legal Practice Management Conference organised by the Legal Support Network. Billed as “the only event for practice managers in small to medium law firms” it is aimed exclusively at professional managers from on average 2-25 partner firms. This was the fourth year of…

Rainmakers and Trailblazers – Reviewed

… Rainmakers and Trailblazers by Kim Tasso claims in the introduction to provide:- “step-by-step, pragmatic advice to what an individual lawyer (senior or junior, serving commercial or consumer markets) might do to get started in business development or in specific business development situations.” Kim does not disappoint and you do get exactly what it says…

Tweets on Improving a Law Firm

… My last post was on what I said about improving a law firm at Reinvent Law London 2014. This post is on what others said on Twitter about my talk. Interest seemed to be piqued most on pop-up law and having fun. Two of the more novel concepts for lawyers perhaps! @BrianInkster up next at #ReinventLaw…

Improving for Reinvent Law London 2014

… On 20th June I did a 6 minute Ignite talk at Reinvent Law London on Improving. Here are the slides together with a transcript of the talk (it possibly didn’t go exactly like that on the day!) 1. Introduction I am Brian Inksters. Founder of Inksters Solicitors: A law firm with its headquarters in Glasgow,…

Improving at Reinvent Law

… I am speaking at Reinvent Law London on 20 June 2014. The title of my talk is ‘Improving’, inspired by a blog post of the same name by Jon Busby : Improving. The truth is that lawyers are trying to reinvent themselves into something they will never be instead of improving on what they actually…

Law Firms should steal

… I attended the annual Law Society of Scotland Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh last night. Law Society President, Bruce Beveridge, joked of lawyers gathering amongst dinosaurs, fossils and sharks. It was a magnificent setting for what was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The dinner was excellent as was the after dinner talk by Hamish…