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LBCambridge …. Coming to SA again in 2013

Delegate Barbara Hamilton-Bruce reflects on the September 2012 LBCambridge event. Read the blog.

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Legal Services……a perfectly designed system – by Paul Gilbert

I am regularly asked to speak at partner conferences and in workshops on the theme of “what do clients really want?”…But faced with such a theme it is hard not to dive straight into the deep end of platitudes and … Continue reading

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Brilliant UK dispute resolution initiative : “RPS Solutions” – by Paul Gilbert

I am seeking support for a brand new and I consider absolutely brilliant dispute resolution initiative. The initiative will be launched shortly and will be known as: “RPS Solutions”. Note the name – it will be game changing. We have … Continue reading

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Ethics and the General Counsel – An Article by UK Wise Owl Tom Kilroy

My guess is that almost none of the people reading this blog consider themselves rich. Some are probably well off. Some are students, who don’t, at least yet, have a great deal of money. Even those of us who think they’re … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee – by Paul Gilbert

What do you imagine are the most important things that the world’s major law firms are grappling with at the moment? The profession, we know, faces very many challenges: the liberalisation of markets where lawyers have previously had an effective … Continue reading

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LBCambridge Feedback April 2011

Some feedback from delegates who attended LBCambridge in April 2011. You can look forward to a similar experience at the Legal Skills Symposium 2011 (see Symposium Blog): AB :  Excellent course, great speakers. great attendees, wise owls and guests.  A … Continue reading

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Legal Skills Symposium October 2011

Great news! The Legal Skills Symposium will again be held this year, presented by LBC Wise Counsel at Kloofzicht outside Johannesburg.  This follows on the success of the event last year and on the back of ten similar events staged bi-annually at Cambridge University.   … Continue reading

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Consumer Protection Act: Impacts on Franchising

The Consumer Protection Act regulates franchising. Will it stimulate franchising? Will the consumer benefit? The Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) comes into full force on 1 April 2011.  While the regulations that underpin the CPA have not been finalised as yet … Continue reading

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What makes a good in-house counsel?

Legal & Commercial Solutions has a strategic alliance with LBC Wise Counsel, a UK based management consulting and skills development firm. Together we assist law firms and in-house departments to function better, to focus on value creation, delivery and client relationship … Continue reading

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Will South Africa follow the global trend and outsource legal services?

In the face of increasing legal fees, reducing in-house counsel budgets, constraints on headcount and faced with onerous compliance obligations, where will the general counsel turn to ensure effective service to the business? As with most industries, outsourcing is playing its … Continue reading