LegalRSS Blog


The Google Myth – 8 Years On

I originally wrote this article eight years ago…and, in a fast-chaning tech world, the core message is still true. Ironically, firms are largely still ignoring the extremely effective and inexpensive route to market presented by content sharing in favour of more expensive, less effective (but perhaps more fun and certainly glitzier – ‘social media marketing’…which, […]

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Bringing Firms Together: London and West Country

By Andrew Roberts of Ampersand Legal Our client was a West Country firm looking to merge with a like-minded London practice. One of the firms that we approached had been approached a number of times over the previous 18 months and felt that a lot of time had been wasted and so they had decided […]

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Is Your Digital Agency Showing You Everything ?

Is Your Digital Agency Showing You Everything ? Kieran Cassidy on how to get the best out of your agency Discover the 7 secrets you need to know about Digital Agencies   1 Platforms To Manipulate Real Google Spends   Some digital marketing agencies, or Google Adwords resellers use platforms to run Google Adwords campaigns. […]

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Cyber crime keeps executives at smaller firms awake at night too

Ask the boss of a small or even medium sized business if they have thought much about cyber security and the response will probably be similar to that which they give to the guy at the car rental agency who is trying to upsell them on the collision damage waiver. “ I’ve already got that […]

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Merger Case Studies 2: Heading off the Retirement Crisis

By Andrew Roberts of Ampersand Legal Our client was a small west end property firm who we had known for a while. They had a particularly strong and loyal client base generating over £1m in fees. Both equity partners were in the mid-50’s and they had begun to worry about eventual succession and the burdens […]

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GDPR: the Impact on Websites – Guide

Law firm web experts Conscious Solutions have written an authoritative guide on the impact of the GDPR on websites.   Download it below.  

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Will Buying in Content Damage Your Search Results?

We often get people talking to us who are (wrongly!) worried that using our www.legalrss.uk or www.words4busines.com service will somehow damage their search rankings. Leaving aside whole debate about search (which we don’t use), here’s an email we sent recently to a firm dealing with this subject. ‘ As a matter of interest, on the […]

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Merger Case Studies: 1

Why using outside expertise makes sense.   By Andrew Roberts of Ampersand Legal Our client was a sole practitioner firm in the Thames Valley. Fee income was c£400,000 from the Partner and 2 part time paralegals carrying out typical local work. The firm had provided an excellent income for 20 years but was run as […]

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Why do some mergers work but others do not?

Thanks to Andrew Roberts of Ampersoan Legal for this though–provoking piece. The answer is 6 P’s – Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor Performance.   This is the £1m question and the simple answer is that the losers frequently conduct the process in a casual fashion, with little structure. Those firms who tackle mergers with […]

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LegalRSS – Did You Know? We’re Integrated with Buffer.

Did you know that any content you put into the LegalRSS system can be instantly passed to the powerful Buffer social media distribution system and integration with that takes only seconds? We have used Buffer  for years, growing more than 15,000 (targeted) contacts in LinkedIn and Twitter. It is really easy, gives first-class analytics and […]

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