Brian O’Neill

Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Productivity

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Productivity. The Oxford Dictionary defines Productivity as “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input:” and in this month’s Briefing we …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Managing. Each edition of Back to Basics addresses a single management item and on this occasion I felt that it would be sensible to consider some of the processes that go into managing. It’s …

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Back to basics – a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing Performance

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Managing Performance. It is essential that every firm has a range of Performance Management tools—not only of a financial nature (although those are very important) – but more wide ranging. Armed with these tools, …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing Change

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Change and Change Management. What a topic to try to cover in a couple of pages! There’s a school of thought that says all the best companies are in a constant state of change—and …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Succession and Retirement.

Welcome to our most recent edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Succession, Succession Planning and Retirement. I’m delighted to include in this edition, an article by Douglas Mill, former Chief Executive of The Law Society of Scotland and currently Director of Professional Legal Practice …

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Back to Basics for Lawyers: Have you made your New Year Resolutions?

Over four thousand years ago, the Babylonians celebrated New Year’s Day — although their celebration was in March rather than in January, coinciding with the spring planting of crops. The New Year, no matter when people have celebrated it, has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to …

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Back to Basics for Lawyers: Welcome from Brian O’Neill

Welcome to Back to Basics for Lawyers. The aim of this Business Briefing is to help support lawyers in their efforts to manage their firms, their workload and themselves. In each edition, which will be published regularly on this LawCloud blog, I will take a look at a different topic and provide some recommendations that have …

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