Loo Law April Fool

On Sunday (1 April 2018) the first April Fool joke to appear on The Time Blawg was published – Flushed for Success: Loo Law Launches. Thanks to those who responded on social media with comments in similar ‘carry on’ toilet humour style! The original blog post has been updated to include those. Although an April Fool joke, the…

Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018

Every three to four years on this blog I look to the future year and what might happen in the world of legal tech / IT. I haven’t done this every year as things move very slowly in the world of legal practice and I would just find myself repeating myself 😉 Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) didn’t feature in…

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…

Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – Reviewed

… My concern on seeing the cover of ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful, 2015 to 2045’ was that this was very much a futurist book that would assist today’s lawyer no more than listening to a keynote talk at a LawTech Futures Conference. A prediction made three pages in did…

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…

Lawyers and Social Media + Personal Branding for Law Students

… … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers which can and should start whilst still law students. I pointed out that lawyers had to tell the…

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,…

Lawyers doing business online: From Click to Client Conference

… I have been a bit critical of late of legal technology and legal futurist conferences that are looking far into the future and not concentrating on what can actually be achieved by law firms here and now. It is refreshing therefore to see the programme for Legal Futures’ next event: The NatWest mmadigital From Click 2…