Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening?

Back in October 2015, the inimitable Michael Mills, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Neota Logic, wrote this clever article on LinkedIn: Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening? With the rising interest (and concern amongst many BigLaw firms), I am pleased to re-post Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening? on The Dialogue.

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From collegiate to collaborative

Joel returns to The Dialogue with From collegiate to collaborative, an outstanding post adding to the growing understanding of how better collaboration creates competitive advantage.

With increasing competition from freelancers, boutiques and solo specialists, most professional service firms are realising that their primary source of competitive advantage is the ‘collective’. By winning and delivering together, they can offer things the one-person bands can’t. The edge is not from economies of scale, but rather in more holistic advice and lower client transactions cost. The value proposition is not cross-selling but integrated cross-practice problem-solving.

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Six key questions for understanding legal technology developments

Six key questions for understanding legal technology developments is Peter Campbell’s first post on The Dialogue. It is significant for another reason; Peter is a senior leader in a BigLaw firm. We don’t have too many of these folk on The Dialogue, and it’s not for want of trying with invitations and suggestions.  

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Legal Education in the 21st Century

This post on Legal Education in the 21st Century is a most welcome contribution to The Dialogue. It is written by Professor Andrew (Andy) Perlman, Dean of the Suffolk University Law School. Given the intimate and crucial nexus between legal education and research and the practise of law, The Dialogue seeks to strengthen the representation of the academy. 

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LawTech of the future is already here

Alex Hamilton, like the science fiction writer William Gibson, also believes ‘The future is already here – it is just not very evenly distributed’. This pithy post is Alex’s first on The Dialogue – welcome Alex. “Yesterday, I came across this article on ‘The Tech-Savvy General Counsel: Notes from a Future GC’, describing a day in the life of a GC in 2020.

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Reflecting on Reinvent Law NYC, 2014

Today I am reflecting on the Reinvent Law conference held in New York on February 7, 2014. Seldom, if ever, in my life has one day made such a positive difference to my professional career. It may seem self-indulgent to write about this event three years on, but I think it’s worth sharing. If only because it involves so many people in the Remaking Law Firms community to whom I am grateful and indebted.

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