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By Simon Goldhill
There is still a massive part of the legal market that is set up with business structures, operating models, pricing principles and attitudes towards their clients that haven’t really changed very much in the past 30 years. The rest of the world has, of course, not stood still.
Business management has become hugely more professional. Successful service businesses have grasped the fact that it makes great sense to listen to their customers and understand their needs and provide services that they actually want, in a manner that suits them, using multiple channels wherever possible and with pricing that they can see provides value for money.
Lessons developed in the world’s best manufacturing companies – Lean and Six Sigma – have even made their mark in service industries. The culture of consumerism is with us, but seems to have largely passed t
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Simon Goldhill is a business builder, strategic planner, and troubleshooter with over 30 years experience of the legal market.
The first 20+ years was as a solicitor at a number of City and
Central London commercial firms. In addition to a successful practice as
a commercial litigator, he also had senior management roles, including
heading departments and setting up a new firm.
He then left practice and co-founded InterResolve, the UK’s first
volume mediation business, which he successfully built from concept
through to institutional investment.
Simon is now focused on strategic consultancy, working with
innovators in the liberalised legal market. His work has included
advising major national brands and developing new volume business and
operational models for delivering legal services to consumers and SMEs.
Simon Goldhill Consultancy
Simon Goldhill Consultancy works with innovators, providing strategic
consultancy, advice and project work around the newly liberalised legal
Coupled with other major developments in technology, consumer/client
engagement and fee structures, this market will see large-scale and
disruptive structural changes to how legal services are marketed,
delivered, regulated and paid for in the coming years.
Its work has included advising major national brands and developing
new volume business and operational models for delivering legal services
to consumers and SMEs, in particular where volume and scalability are
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