People to welcome
A summer sun welcome to all new members this week, with Double Choc Magnums for the following:Society of Black Lawyers
the oldest organisation of African, Asian and Caribbean lawyers in the UK, based in London, UK.Danielle Strachan
Legal IT Recruiter from the Venturi Group in Wilmslow, UK.Andrew Love
Business Development Manager at Nova Costs LLP in Manchester, UK.Stephanie White
Practice Manager at Middleton and Upsall LLP in Warminster, UK.Michelle Murphy
Platform Associate at Medical Legal Appointments in Liverpool, UK.
Best of the week's blogs
Ralli Solicitorshave had a busy week. These guys love to post topical blogs and this week they've provided opinion on several hot topics:
Richard Burcher says there is an inescapable irony in the fact that a lawyer can spend an entire legal career successfully advocating and negotiating on behalf of clients, yet many lawyers are only moderately effective when it comes to negotiating their own fee. Read more in Price Negotiation - Why Would You Bring a Pocket Knife to a Gun Fight?
Caroline Tremlett offers assistance on the new EU Cookie Law in Cookie Law consent deadline. More EU craziness (Eds. words, not Caroline's) so if you like your bananas to be bendy, best look away now.
Litigation Consultants (also called Trial Consultants or Jury Consultants) are hired with increasing frequency for civil litigation in the United States. Suzanne L Davis is wondering if there is demand for this in the UK. Give your thoughts at Consulting in the UK?
Matthew Frost is telling us How to Win More Clients using your Blog. Amen to that, Matthew. Thankfully, no mention of the words "Rain" and "Maker" in this post. Such language will rained upon with furious anger here on Defero Law.
Joe Reevy has a Charity Challenge - wear one of his sponsored T-Shirts on a charity day and he'll give you £25. Win/Win!
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