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Improving legal processes with technology

New chapter by Filip Corveleyn (EMBA 2010) explains how large companies can utilise technology to improve their legal processes. "Companies are used to applying efficiency techniques to production and service tasks, but their legal processes are often overlooked," explains Filip…

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Forbes: Too many legal awards – too little custom satisfaction

A study co-authored by LexisNexis and Kishore Sengupta, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, found “unambiguous evidence of a significant and persistent disconnect between law firms and their clients." Read the full article [forbes.com]…

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Law firms need to brace themselves for challenging times ahead. This is the how.

The next 10 years will be pivotal for the legal sector. With increased competition, disruptive technology and greater uncertainty following the shockwaves of Brexit and the Trump presidency; the sector is facing a myriad of challenges and opportunities. It will…

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A clear and straightforward guide for those looking to shore up their teams

Adapt or die – why the UK’s top law firms must embrace change to survive

Fear of the unknown is no excuse not to embrace change, says new research from Dr Kishore Sengupta. "People are paralysed by the unknown," says Kishore Sengupta, Reader in Operations Management at the Cambridge Judge Business School, "and lawyers especially live…

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Why the UK's top law firms must embrace change to survive

Good counsel. Work out how to make your general counsel happy – and keep her that way.

The GC role is expanding. Keeping them happy is all about understanding their world. She hires your firm, but she could just as easily move on to someone else. And in the interim – while she is focused on her…

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Social media: law’s new frontier

Author of Social Media & the Law, Laura Scaife explains why technology is not a law-free zone. From her CV, it's hard to believe that Laura Scaife, self-labelled "data privacy, cyber and social media specialist", is only 28. Author of…

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Law sans frontières: the future

For law firms, the focus has shifted to how, rather than where, the best work can be done. Law is undergoing the greatest geographic shift in perhaps the last 30 years. Business that used to be conducted in London or…

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Women lawyers will change the world

Antonia Croke, senior associate at Ashurst LLP, argues that culture change is possible. I wholeheartedly believe in diversity. I had a mother who worked and a grandmother who firmly believed in educating women, and I believe that if you give…

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Antonia Croke

Want flexible hours? Clients are key

Some new firms are finding ways to ensure that a lawyer's professional life leaves room for their personal life. Flux finds out how lawyers, and their clients, have to adapt to flexible working. A few years back, Washington-based lawyer Maria…

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A lot of lawyers can draft a legal agreement. What will YOU do to demonstrate value?

Claire Clarke is managing partner of Mills & Reeve. Her vision for 2016 is to "take things up a gear". The legal sector is facing distinct challenges – not least, changing technology, increasing commoditisation and new entrants to the market.…

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Claire Clarke

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