Category Archives for "Legal Innovation"

The Facebook Places Opportunity

If you haven’t been paying attention Facebook announced Places* last week (see here for background and explanation). Online checkin has become increasingly popular for NetGen users recently, with Foursquare leading the way. But now that Facebook has added this capability for its half a billion users, the dynamics of this market suddenly change. Research shows […]

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Legal Opportunities #2: Convenience

Well, this all seems rather apt given, the recent Panorama expose on will writers… This photo was taken in my local shopping mall a little while back… A company offering wills for £49, complete with a freephone number and a home visit to complete the paperwork. Now as it turns out, the home visit is […]

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Legal Opportunities #1: Speed

‘It’s almost impossible as a consumer to be able to differentiate one law firm from another. I can’t tell you the number of websites I’ve looked at which describe the firm as “modern with traditional values, forward-thinking with a focus on customer service…” .’ That sort of stock phase was ‘repeated ad infinitum’. ‘If you’re […]

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Legal Services 2020

How will the legal services market look in 10 years time? I’m placing my bets now: Four or five big players dominating the retail market. Some will have a high street presence. Some will be virtual-only operations, serving clients via the Internet and telephone. Most will provide 24-hour service, and there will be an almost […]

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Who Will Save Us?

Who will save book publishing? What will save the newspapers? What means ‘save’? If by save you mean, "what will keep things just as they are?" then the answer is nothing will. It’s over. We need to get past this idea of saving, because the status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. Not just […]

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