Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

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Legal market research – Brand promises and service realities 2017/18 by Nisus Consulting

Posted on: October 10, 2017 Legal market research - Nisus 2017/18

Earlier this year I reviewed the Nisus Consulting “Balanced scorecard” research report on client service in the legal profession https://www.kimtasso.com/client-experience-management-cem-two-research-reports/. Their latest legal market research report looks into the link between brand, service and loyalty in the UK’s largest law firms. The report shows the responses from 2,200 buyers of legal service – split equally […]

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Legal case study – Anatomy of a law firm merger (Ross & Craig and DMH Stallard)

Posted on: September 27, 2017 David Leadercramer - Anatomy of a law firm merger

In 2015 I interviewed David Leadercramer, the former managing partner and senior partner of Ross & Craig solicitors http://www.rosscraig.com/ about his firm’s decision to merge with DML Stallard http://www.dmhstallard.com/ to gain insight into the merger decision and process. The original interview is below. David was kind enough to reflect recently on what he said at […]

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Driving change in professional practices – the interesting bits?

Posted on: February 3, 2017 Driving change in professional practices

Our workshop on driving change in professional practices proved to be an intense and challenging day learning about psychology, leadership and change management. Delegates worked on their plans for achieving desired changes in themselves, their teams and their firms. Here are some of the highlights from the delegates’ perspective. The challenge of personal change Drawing […]

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Book review – Making sense of change management: A complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organisational change by Esther Cameron and Mike Green

Posted on: January 15, 2017 Change management and organisational change

I’ve reviewed many books on change management (see the related blogs list below) but this one is a sure-fire winner if it’s a major area of interest to you. There are 450 pages of counselling, occupational psychology, consulting, organisational development, leadership and change management theories and tools – it’s a fantastic reference. Like much of […]

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