It brings into stark focus a deep-rooted inequality experienced by a specific community, an inequality that has become so normalised and entrenched in many people’s lives that it ceases to stand out as being wrong. It is our hope that the BLM movement will reverse this trend and begin a process of education and understanding we could all benefit from.
It also highlights the fundamental need for people to be protected equally by the law and have their rights upheld by the law. This lies at the heart of the Rule of Law – that all are equal under the law.
On Monday 9 November, LSN opened its networking doors once again to over 250 guests with its Connect4Community celebration. The November event, designed to help connect professionals in the legal community in an original and engaging way, was the grand finale of 2018 and the last of the three networking events held each year in London.
On Monday 9 July, LSN ushered in a new era of London networking events with our Connect4Community celebration, where we successfully brought together the brightest legal business professionals for a free evening of fun, games and giveaways. This summer’s Connect4Community is one of three London networking events held each year, designed to fulfil LSN’s mission to help connect professionals in our community with each other in a fun, different and meaningful way.
On Monday 9 July, LSN welcomed over 300 guests into a new era of networking events with our summer Connect4Community celebration, where the brightest legal business professionals came together for a free evening of fun, games and giveaways. The event was one of three London networking events held each year, which are designed to fulfil LSN’s mission to help connect professionals in our community in an original and engaging way.
LSN's Legal supplier forum is back for 2018.
The Legal supplier forum is free to attend for all our existing networkpartners alongside other suppliers, vendors and consultants to the legal market.
Block out the diary
We hope you can join us on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London (near St. Paul's tube) from 3pm.
What to expect
Order of play
2:30pm to 2:45pm Arrive in good time
2:45pm to 2:55pm Take your seat in the auditorium
3pm to 5pm 'Obtaining value from industry insight and connections' including presentations with insight from PwC, Briefing, Microsoft, BT Tikit, PCA Law
PwC's Law Firms' Survey 2018
PwC's Law Firms' Survey takes an in-depth view of larger UK based law firms, focusing on areas such as financial performance, business service functions, people, working capital and risk. This presentation will focus on business services, looking at how this function is run, changes in technology and how business services can support fee earners moving forward.
Leon Hutchinson, Senior manager, PwC
Review of Legal IT Landscapes 2018 report
Briefing's flagship Legal IT Landscapes report asks IT and operational leaders at top-100 law firms how a mass of potential technology priorities are changing. Firms can easily compare and contrast their strategic choices for 2018 with the hopes and fears of the wider market. The report also includes our annual analysis of how technologies themselves compare when it comes to the likely boosts in internal efficiency and market competitiveness firms can expect. Rupert will give you a whistle-stop tour of the report and the key highlights.
Rupert Collins-White, Editor, Briefing magazine, Burlington Media Group
Growing together: Working with partners to bring innovative and specialist solutions to our clients
Katherine talks through how partners are central to the Tikit strategy and they are identified, selected and bought onboard. They’ve been a key part of the Tikit portfolio since Tikit was formed, complementing the own IP software and services. She’ll talk about what has worked well with partners and what has been learnt along the way.
Katherine Ainley, MD Better World and Tikit
Microsoft’s new commercial model focussing on legal customers and partners
Microsoft has been through its own digital transformation and now has industry focused teams aligned to both customers and partners
- Commercial model and legal industry focus
- Partner model - how to build, market and sell with Microsoft
- Legal Industry observations
Matt O'Callaghan, sales manager, Microsoft
5pm to 7pm Relocate to The Happenstance in Paternoster Square for building your network, meeting new faces and greeting old ones.
Who will benefit
We've no restrictions on who should or shouldn't come. Whether you're the CEO, managing director, sales director, marketing manager, project manager or a consultant - if your role or company is engaging with people in law firms - then we'd like to think there's a good reason for you to show up - after all, how often does anyone do an event just for you?!
In the last few years, we've had over 150 different suppliers in the legal market represented, including;
|Aderant||Kohen Rapoport Group|
|Advanced Legal Solutions||LawNet|
|All Hires (Globe Business Publishing)||Legal Finance Professionals|
|Archive Document Data Storage||Legastat|
|Athenian IT Developments||MaxAd|
|Attune Jobs||Mitie Document Services|
|Aurum Solutions||MMA Digital|
|Bamboo Technology Group Ltd||Morgan McKinley|
|Baskerville Drummond Consultancy||Nasstar|
|Board Intelligence||Nexum Software|
|Bowland Solutions||Nikec Solutions|
|Brannan Group||NovaPlex Business Solutions Limited|
|Brocade Communications||Novum Global|
|BT Group||NTT Europe|
|Byfield Consultancy||Nuance Communications Ireland|
|Camford Management Consultants||Oakview CCM|
|Capita Property and Infrastructure||Opinium Research|
|CensorNet Ltd||Paragon Brokers|
|Chrome River Technologies||Prima PR & Marketing|
|ComXo||Purple Skies Consulting|
|Concert Networks||Quill Pinpoint|
|Conscious Solutions||RBRO Solutions (London)|
|Copyrite Business Solutions||Review Travel|
|Dun & Bradstreet||Safe4 Information Management|
|DW Reporting||Sherry Bevan Consulting|
|DX Group||Shopper Anonymous|
|Eclipse Legal Systems||SLFtechnology|
|Econocom||Software Cloud Limited|
|Educating Matters||SOS Systems|
|Expense Reduction Analysts||Sprout IT|
|Firm Sense||Sunrise Software|
|F-LEX||Swiss Post Solutions|
|Garnell Corporate Communications||Taskers Law Management Consulting|
|Graduate Promotions||The Danwood Group|
|GVA Acuity||The Legal Copywriting Company|
|Hawk Training||The SAM Club|
|Helm360||Thomson Reuters Elite|
|Information Technology Services||Verowave Technologies|
|Instant on IT||Wilkinson Read & Partners|
|Institute of Legal Finance & Management||Williams Lea Tag|
|Intapp||Wilson Legal Solutions|
Zoe Martin Consulting Limited
If you are available on the day and would like to come along, please register now in the top right of this page and let us know.
Will Aid is an annual fundraising campaign involving nine of the UK’s leading charities. With the support of solicitors who donate their skills, they encourage people to have their Will drawn up by a professional solicitor whilst at the same time supporting vital charities.
Andrew Spicer is cycling 300-miles in aid of charity from London to Paris to support Elite UK’s chosen charity for 2017, World Bicycle Relief.
Andrew will be joining 20 other keen and intrepid cyclists making the trip, including one from our client, Weightmans Stuart Whittle.
He will be starting from the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome, where the 1948 Olympic cycling events were staged, on 20th July.
On the first day, he will ride through the English countryside to Dover on the south coast.
The award for innovation went to the US$2.3 billion restructuring of Ukrainian steel and mining company Metinvest and involved 159 lawyers across A&O’s London, Amsterdam and New York offices.
Completed in March, Metinvest used three schemes of arrangement in the UK, and three parallel Chapter 15 filings in the US over two years to restructure its debts. The first two schemes achieved a standstill agreement with creditors: the last scheme implemented the company’s restructuring plan.
“I don’t want to waste anyone’s time” as a recruiter this is one of the most frustrating lines that I hear coming from any prospective candidate – especially when cancelling an already scheduled interview on the basis that they have had another offer.
The latest Birmingham law firm forum took place last night at the Zen Metro bar in Birmingham and it was nothing short of a blast. The LSN team took to the road yesterday afternoon and was greeted by 60 guests ready to get their network juices flowing.
The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many people gather together on a Wednesday evening to meet and connect with each other. We saw a whopping 50 law firm guests and 10 of our amazing Networkpartners, 32 newbies and 28 loyal LSN’ers altogether.