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This Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers: • Regulatory regime overview • Non-broadcast advertising • Broadcast...

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This practice note describes briefly different types of social media services and websites and explains the key risks associated with social media for organisations,...

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This BD and marketing plan workflow sets out a staged process which can be followed to formulate a BD and marketing plan and identifies related Precedents which will help...

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Every firm needs to develop business if it is to survive and thrive. Yet lawyers often disagree about which is the best method of business development for their area of...

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Creating a persuasive proposal document requires more than good writing skills. A number of different processes need to be carried out to the right timescale and in the...

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This Practice Note provides an understanding of how to deal with the constant pressure from clients to discount fees. It discusses some creative fee arrangements and...

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This Practice Note explains what a pipeline of new clients and new business is and how to set about developing one. The need for a pipeline Winning new...

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There are rainmakers in most law firms that impress with their selling skills, but to many lawyers selling is an anathema—a frequent comment heard from lawyers is that...

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This Practice Note analyses the legal and commercial issues arising out of direct marketing activities. It covers the following: • What is direct marketing? • Regulatory...

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This Practice Note sets out the compliance implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on direct marketing. It also reflects the Privacy and Electronic...

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Since the crash of 2008, the importance of pitching for business has grown significantly. Many clients have reduced funds for instructing lawyers and need to achieve...

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The interview stage is your opportunity to present your proposal to the prospective client. Lack of preparation is the most common reason for losing at the interview...

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One of the challenges lawyers face when meeting a prospect is the lack of knowledge of the contact and the business they represent. Preparation for the first few meetings...

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From 6 December 2018, law firms must publish information on their website on the prices they charge and what these cover. This does not apply to all legal services, but...

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Submitting a high-quality proposal document requires a combination of effective and efficient processes, committed capable people, careful attention to detail and tight...

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The increasing use of social media presents both benefits and risks for employers and employees. The ability to connect with others, create a network and communicate...

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