Archive for the ‘Legal (For Solicitors)’ Category

Corelegal Invites You To A #socialmedia CPD Seminar in London

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

CoreLegal invites you to a CPD accredited seminar – LinkedIn for Lawyers.

A half-day seminar hosted by CPD provider Profirma, event will take place on:

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 1:30PM to 5:00PM – London

LinkedIn is hugely popular in the legal profession – with good reason, but how can you get the best from all that it has to offer? What are the best practices, what actually works and what should you be doing?

This seminar is for solicitors who are either actively collecting endorsements or only just getting started. 

There will be 3 highly knowledgeable speakers, who will deliever expert knowledge on the following topics:

  • take a strategic view of LinkedIn and its use in a rapidly evolving legal services sector

  • present case studies and show practical techniques that solicitors can use now

  • show how some joined-up thinking to turn online and offline connections into the start of a meaningful business relationship


To book: visit

Tom Worner (ProFirma – see brief biography below):

  • Where legal sector is at the moment
  • How to maximise Social Media to build your reputation
  • Guide to LinkedIn as part of overall strategy, such as cross referrals and the power of client recommendation

Graham Aikin (Bespoke Social Media Trainer – see brief biography below):

  • Practical steps to take and in what order
  • Case studies – what actually works for business
  • Which parts of LinkedIn help lawyers build and maintain a good client database


Jason Cobine (Beyond Networking – see brief biography below):

  • Complementing social media with offline activities to find new clients
  • Taking offline contacts online and vice versa to grow the business
  • Making the first meeting count


Get the “know-how” you need at this seminar. Book today for the Early Bird discount. 

To book: visit


Our highly knowledgeable, expert presenters: 


  • Tom Worner has worked both in private practice, specialising in company commercial law. He co-founded his own law firm in 2008, before exiting in 2011 to set up ProFirma. Tom now helps law firms and individual lawyers stand out and succeed in this new era of legal services.  ProFirma’s consulting programmes have been developed to help both established and start-up law firms with a focus on  business and strategic planning, marketing and sales planning, and special projects. 

  • Graham Aikin has spent over 8 years in private banking and wealth management in sales and relationship management roles. He is familiar with the issues that professional services firms face in terms of raising brand awareness, the acquisition and retention of clients, and the leveraging of professional networks, as well as the associated compliance issues.

  • Jason Cobine helps professionals and business owners generate introductions received through “word of mouth”.  Beyond Networking clients increase their lead generation by at least 20% within 10 weeks. Building profitable networks and get introduced to the right people. Effective networking increases company performance and profits.

Please note: Due to the popularity of our events there are no refunds yet you can send someone in your place, even at the very last minute.

CoreLegal is an alliance of brilliant minds and talent to support you – the legal profession. A one-stop shop for solicitors who want solutions now.

SoliBooks Solicitors Software

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Boogles are proud to announce we’re SoliBooks Advisors. Solibooks is a Solicitors accounts software – perfect for the sole practioner / busy owner-manager solicitor.

To find out more about SoliBooks visit our site:

Corelegal Invites You To A Seminar in Birmingham

Monday, September 17th, 2012


Birmingham, Wednesday 24th October 2012.  3 hours CPD.

A half-day seminar hosted by Core Legal exploring the opportunities for high street law firms and solicitors in the new legal services market. As the legal market changes, there have been many predictions of carnage in high street law – but it is    not all bad news. There are real opportunities for innovative high street law firms looking to expand.

This Core Legal seminar will provide practical advice on how law firms can grow, with sessions covering:

– Changing business models and working with others to keep the business growing

– Business development tips for law firms staying independent

– How to grow through merger or acquisition


To book: visit


Business Development Opportunities

Growing the business through new business models, partnerships, and law firm networks. A review of current opportunities and their pros and cons, including:

– one-stop shops for professional services

– national/regional law firm networks and franchises

– online legal services

– shared outsourcing

– virtual law firms

Presented by Dave Mort, Director at IRN Research


Going it alone: the first 10 steps in a business development campaign for the high street law firm, including:

– planning/identifying your priorities

– an accurate client database

– identifying opportunities to cross-sell

– research/telemarketing

– digital/social media

– e-newsletters

– client feedback and reputation maximisation

Presented by Jon Hepburn, The Fedora Consultancy



Law firms – mergers and Acquisitions on the High Street

– How to grow your Practice through merger and acquisition

– How do you value a firm you wish to buy [or sell]?

– How do you find firms for sale?

– Who are buying [and selling] firms in the current climate?

– What factors do you look for if you are considering selling or buying a Practice?

Presented by Ray Fox, The Bottom Line Consultancy


Three highly knowledgeable presenters:

– Dave Mort has been researching and analysing the UK legal market for over a decade.

– Jon Hepburn provides marketing and business development expertise to smaller law firms.

– Ray Fox is a specialist in helping Solicitors sell, merge or value their practices.



Date:   Wednesday 24th October 2012. 

Price: £75. Early bird ticket £65 – until 30th September.


To book: visit


Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm (arrive by 1:45pm please)        

Venue: The Cullinan Suite, The Copthorne Hotel, Paradise Circus,

Birmingham, B3 3HJ  (5-6 minutes walk from New St rail station)
Tel: 0121 200 2727.




CoreLegal is an alliance of brilliant minds and talent to support you – the legal profession. A one-stop shop for solicitors who want solutions now.

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HMRC – clamping down on tax-dodging solicitors in London!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The tax man periodically targets different groups who they think have something to hide. Today on the hit list are solicitors in London. They must be paying themselves huge drawings and HMRC just want to make sure that they’re getting their cut…. Full article on love money here.

Don’t get me wrong – paying tax is necessary in a progressive society as we need to fund schools, hospitals and libraries…

If you are a solicitor in London, and you are concerned that the tax man may want to come and check out that your books are in order… don’t just ‘worry’ but DO SOMETHING about it!! We offer a legal bookkeeping service to solicitors in London and UK-wide. We will keep you in order, adhering to the Solicitors Accounts Rules and help you stay compliant.

All we’d say is don’t wait for the knock at the door. Do things right from the beginning and you’ll sleep a lot more easily at night ! Get it sorted out! The worry and negative emotion arising from knowing that your accounts are a mess can be better applied to dealing with the situation.

How Do You Value a Law Firm?

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

How do you value a law firm? This is a good question. We do a lot of bookkeeping for solicitors. And when the time comes for them to sell, you would think they could get a good price for their hard efforts. Wrong. If you do have a bookkeeper, look at the gross figures they’re producing for you, and watch this video, on what this means.

See the You Tube Video: