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Chris Bull
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The first 2016 legal management event we are presenting at, kicking off what promises to be a packed conference season.  It is a breakfast briefing on Wednesday 13 th April at The Gherkin, repeated again on 14th April at The Glass Boat in...
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At a series of conferences and now on this podcast for dynamic legal service matching site LawyerFair our own Chris Bull is now regularly asked to outline his wide ranging and balanced - but still hard-hitting - views on just how far the technology skills...
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What a fantastic way to usher in the New Year, as Kingsmead Square introduces its expanded team of Retained Advisors for 2016.  Our group has grown to 15 experienced and expert advisors, who bring a wealth of insight into management, strategy and...
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One of our main pieces of research and advisory development underway at Kingsmead Square focuses on designing a model and supporting tools to help firms achieve genuine business transformation impact as an outcome of their substantial investment in new or...
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Kingsmead Square Tour Dates autumn 2015: we are live at seven great events during Sept & Oct It is a busy couple of months for the Kingsmead Square retained advisory team as we hit the road for no less than seven great events, presenting our latest...
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BIGGER CHALLENGES DEMAND BROADER HORIZONS: 10 REASONS WHY TODAY’S LAW FIRMS NEED INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS Strictly speaking, from a statutory and regulatory view, most law firms don’t need Independent (or Non-Executive)...
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Uniquely, Kingsmead Square is an advisory firm focused very carefully on longer term relationships with Boards, Leaders and Executive teams in legal and professional service firms.  These Retained Advisory engagements have a duration of anything from...
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"Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? No, it's Retained Advisory" Kingsmead Square was established in 2013 with the aim of advising and assisting the leaders of legal and professional service firms as they navigated the challenges and...
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Having worked with them and their customers last year on how service organisations were adapting in the digital age, I was asked by our friends at hosted and managed IT providers e-know.net to share some of my thoughts about the impact technology will have...
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OK.  Many of us haven't even broken up for the Christmas holidays.  Some of us haven't bought the presents yet, for goodness sake.  We're over a week away from a new calendar year.  For the many law firms with 30 April...
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Our multi-stage Information to Impact model is at the heart of many of the engagements we undertake with professional firms today.  The model enables firms to take hugely topical but too-often obscure and technology-centric issues like Big...
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Kingsmead Square's Louise Fleming provides the cover story for October's Managing Partner magazine with her in-depth examination of evaluating the decision to expand a law firm from a risk perspective.  As Louise writes "it is essential...
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In our fourth and final Summer Series 2014 article Kingsmead Square's newest recruit, David Fryer, examines the case for and best practices around using Coaching from the client perspective.  David has completed the Meyler Campbell business coaching...
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The third article in our Summer Series 2014 highlights the core and critical commercial activity at the heart of of every professional firm: the Client to Cash process that flows from the first indication of a new piece of work to closing the file and...
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The second in our 2014 ‘summer series’ of punchy, 2 page articles focuses on the imperative for every firm to have a strategy for becoming a successful digital business over the next few years.  We’re not just talking about Internet...
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Our 2014 Summer Series of four articles on topical issues for professional firms' leadership agenda kicks off with our take on Governance: what are the eight Fundamentals that firms must have in place.  Take a closer look and see how you...
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Tap into our capability & capacity in the way that suits you best You might think that you have seen ‘how all consultants work’.  But, at Kingsmead Square, we have evolved a number of effective routes for clients to get the benefit of...
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Is your business fit for the future?

Governance is currently on the management agenda of most professional services firms. Louise Fleming considers what we can learn from corporate governance and identifies 8 tests to assess whether your business is fit for the future.

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Chris Bull
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The MDP returns - as an ABS Chris Bull has been lead advisor to a string of Alternative Business Structure (ABS) applicants, including three large new entrants from other professional markets. His conviction is that the emergence of Multi Disciplinary...
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Combined tools for real transformation Leaders in all types of professional service organisations are intrigued by the potential for genuine transformation in the way they deliver client work. Chris Bull takes a look at how harnessing the power of Legal...
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Read about where it all started We first met in 2006 when Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Osborne Clarke and Louise was Head of Professional Services at Barclays PLC.  It was clear back then that we were ‘like-minded’ and both focused...
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