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How Effective Planning Helps Lawyers Succeed

How Effective Planning Helps Lawyers Succeed

Planning your day, week, and time is crucial for excelling as a lawyer because it helps you manage your workload effectively, prioritize tasks, and maintain a high level of productivity. Regularly reviewing plans and assessing productivity helps lawyers identify areas...

My Top Tips For Lawyers When Engaging New Clients

My Top Tips For Lawyers When Engaging New Clients

Efficiency is crucial in the legal landscape, particularly for South African lawyers who navigate the complexities of the industry. However, we need to pay more attention to planning and organising ourselves to make it easier. Here are my top tips for lawyers. To...

How to become a Legal Project Manager in South Africa

How to become a Legal Project Manager in South Africa

If you are a legal practitioner in South Africa seeking to expand your knowledge into project management, there are now more opportunities available to you. In the past, candidates had to gain experience in roles involving project work and expensive international...

Avoiding Wastage in your Law Firm

Avoiding Wastage in your Law Firm

Wastage is the number one issue in service-based businesses, including law firms. Wastage is a result we see when there is a weak interaction between the system, process and people, and it hampers progress.  How do you grow and scale?  Let's begin with the...

Legal Work: Accurate Stakeholder Identification & Management

Legal Work: Accurate Stakeholder Identification & Management

In legal practice, effectively identifying and managing stakeholders plays a vital role in executing legal work excellently. As a lawyer and legal project manager, it is essential to understand the theory behind stakeholder management and harness its advantages...

Three Pillars of Project Management: Time, Scope, and Budget

Three Pillars of Project Management: Time, Scope, and Budget

In today's dynamic legal landscape, efficient project management has become increasingly crucial for lawyers and legal professionals. To successfully execute legal work, it is essential to focus on the three fundamental pillars of project management: time, scope, and...

The Value in value-based pricing models for law firms

The Value in value-based pricing models for law firms

Introduction Value-based pricing is the new kid on the block for many law firms. However, it is statistically proven to be the model which shows the highest level of client retention. So, why are we not using it? The problem with the billable hour is that many clients...

Unlocking Success Through Accurate Scope Definition

Unlocking Success Through Accurate Scope Definition

Introduction Effective project management is crucial for legal practitioners to deliver high-quality work that exceeds client expectations in the dynamic and ever-changing legal landscape. Scope definition is the process of clearly establishing a legal project's...

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What I Wish I Knew: The Importance of Board Policies

What I Wish I Knew: The Importance of Board Policies

  Legal Board policies are crucial in the framework of corporate governance, as they serve as the foundation for the entire structure. These policies provide guidance on the responsibilities, protocols, and ethical standards that govern the behaviour of an...

What I Wish I Knew: Advisory Boards

What I Wish I Knew: Advisory Boards

Small businesses operate in a constantly changing environment, and having a reliable group of advisors can make all the difference. Advisory boards, which can serve as an alternative to formal boards of directors, offer invaluable insights, expertise, and strategic...

What I Wish I Knew: Legal Training

What I Wish I Knew: Legal Training

How the addition of Legal Education and Training can enhance the impact of Accelerators, Incubators, and Enterprise Development Initiatives in South Africa Success in business is often determined by a complex interplay of factors, including innovative ideas, market...

What I wish I Knew: Nurturing Relationships

What I wish I Knew: Nurturing Relationships

Nurturing Relationships with Clients In the world of business, effective client relationship management is essential for success. Client relationships are the foundation of any business, and satisfied and loyal clients can become...

What I wish I Knew: Consumer Protection

What I wish I Knew: Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection in Advertising, Warranties, and Product Liability Entrepreneurs in South Africa need to be well-versed in consumer protection regulations governing advertising, warranties, and product liability. Compliance not only shields your business from legal...

What I wish I Knew: Controlling the Legal Side of Business

What I wish I Knew: Controlling the Legal Side of Business

Despite the challenges and uncertainties faced by start-ups and small businesses, South African entrepreneurs have consistently demonstrated remarkable resilience. South African entrepreneurs have earned a reputation for their tenacity, creativity, and determination....

What I wish I Knew Series: The Power of a Project Plan

What I wish I Knew Series: The Power of a Project Plan

Legal compliance is not just a choice; it's a fundamental requirement for every organisation. Complying with laws and regulations is not only essential to avoid legal trouble but also a critical element for maintaining trust with stakeholders and ensuring long-term...

What I wish I Knew Series: Safeguarding Personal Information

What I wish I Knew Series: Safeguarding Personal Information

If your business processes personal information (which all of us do), compliance with these laws is not just a legal obligation; it's essential to avoid fines and legal repercussions. The cornerstone of data protection in South Africa is the Protection of Personal...

What I wish I Knew: Why effective meetings are critical

What I wish I Knew: Why effective meetings are critical

Meetings are an essential part of any business or organisation's workflow. When conducted effectively and documented appropriately, meetings can drive productivity, collaboration, and decision-making. Define Clear Objectives The first step in running a successful...

What I wish I Knew: Legal Side of Securing Investment

What I wish I Knew: Legal Side of Securing Investment

Securing investment for your business in South Africa is an exciting opportunity for growth and expansion. However, it comes with a set of legal requirements and considerations that entrepreneurs must navigate. To attract potential investors and ensure a smooth...