Posted by | Apr 22, 2013

As highlighted by a recent PwC survey, international expansion is becoming a strategic priority for many large law firms. Firms embarking on this approach must have the ability to adapt their business practices to simultaneously meet the diverse requirements of local and international markets efficiently and within the regulatory boundaries.

Posted by | Apr 22, 2013

Firms currently developing their strategic business plans for the next few years must test the strength of their strategy for the four scenarios laid out in The Law Society’s recently released ‘The Legal Services Market in 2025: Scenario Planning’ report. It will be a worthwhile exercise as there is a level of truth in each of the scenarios:

Posted by | Apr 21, 2013

Coffee, first introduced into the UK in the late 17th Century, was a revelation. Over the course of a few years people went from drinking beer with every meal to taking coffee. Instead of a depressant, with drunken side effects, people were imbibing a stimulant and it certainly invigorated the economy. Having tasted coffee and liked it the race began to establish plantations in Europe’s colonies. A new industry was born.