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Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneurs

Published on 20/09/2015 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

How to win business online: Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference 2015 – Reviewed

Published on 14/07/2015 By Brian Inkster

… The first Legal Futures From Click 2 Client Conference (sponsored by NatWest and mmadigital) took place last year and I was privileged to be invited to speak at it on the topic of making the best of social media. I thoroughly enjoyed that conference and returned to this year’s event as an eager delegate. […]

Legal Practice Management Conference 2015 – Reviewed

Published on 26/05/2015 By Brian Inkster

… 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

Published on 20/04/2015 By Brian Inkster

… 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

Published on 14/03/2015 By Brian Inkster

… 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

Published on 16/10/2014 By Brian Inkster

… … 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

Published on 04/07/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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

Published on 26/04/2014 By Brian Inkster

… 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 […]

Legal Technology is not all about tablets, cloud and getting there first

Published on 12/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

… Guest Post by Rupert Collins-White in reply to Brian Inkster’s post on Big Law is so behind the Legal IT curve Are big firms failing because they’ve not adopted certain technologies? When I was at uni one of my housemates read the I Ching (yes, the whole thing), but the only line I remember with total clarity from […]

Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve

Published on 01/03/2014 By Brian Inkster

…   When I did my legal IT predictions for 2014 I hadn’t read the latest editions of Legal IT Today (Issue #4) or the Briefing from the Legal Support Network on Legal Technology in 2014. If I had I may have been a little more conservative about what the future holds especially in so far […]