Cryptocurrencies and SARS

Cryptocurrency transactions

In South Africa, as with most other countries around the world, there is no guidance and regulation regarding cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The Budget...
Discounting is money down the toilet in law firms

Business Advice for Law Firms – Discounting

Few lawyers realise just how much discounting costs. They also don't realise that a discount is a direct hit on take-home pay. And...

First results from the 2015 Legal Secretary Salary Survey

It has been a long time coming, lots of begging and pleading and many, many reminders, but at last we have enough feedback to...

Why You Need A Strategy That Is Social, Not A Social Media Strategy

Brands, big businesses, small businesses that are planning to move into the social media space have one big problem – they are already there!...

Legal Billing: The Five Levels of Success

We’ve taken observations from thousands of law firms, extracted some criteria, and constructed a simple scale of billing effectiveness. Typically, we see law firms...
Increase profits in law firm

5 Steps Law Firms Need to Take Right Away To Increase Profitability

Even as a law firm strives to achieve justice for its clients, it’s paramount to remain profitable. In any case, how can they meet...

The Electronic Litigation Age Cometh

Some years ago, a pilot project was launched in selected Magistrate’s Courts, including Durban, to test the possibility of processing all litigation paperwork electronically....

How Five Law Firms Designed Their Logos to Stand Out From the Pack

Developing brand recognition is crucial because it creates a snapshot of a firm’s business personality—e.g., traditional and sophisticated, colorful and friendly, or tough and...
Blockchain assets

A Brief History of Blockchain: An Investor’s Perspective

After many friends and family members asked me to explain my investments in blockchain assets, I decided to write an email. That email turned...

Legal Billing Rule #10: Beat The Procrastination Monster

Realise that procrastination costs you money. The Pomodoro Technique, checklists, and time blocking can help you get the bills out on time. “Hard work...