22/8/11 – Partners Club: Netlaw Media’s Networking Group for the Legal Sector proves a huge hit with Law Firms and Legal Management
London legal media and events organisation Netlaw Media has this week announced that it’s newly formed networking group for law firms and legal management has surpassed all expectations by registering its 220th member in less than seven weeks.
With a long list of leading Law Firms, Barristers’ Chambers and Corporates registered to attend the first Partners Club networking event in London on the 15th September 2011, Netlaw Media has once again proven that innovation is the key driver in a demanding economic environment.
“Partners Club is designed as a platform for senior representatives to network and build professional relationships whilst developing business opportunities in a time when many firms and businesses within the legal sector are under pressure to sustain revenue and growth” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media.
“Since launching Partners Club, we have been inundated with enquiries from all over the UK and Europe, and surpassed our original goal of 120 members in just over three weeks” continued Anderson. “As a result, we have now registered senior representatives from over 130 Law Firms, 35 Barristers Chambers and 45 Corporates with over 70% of members from law firms with over 21 Partners. In addition, we have also registered many Global, General, European and Senior Counsels from some of the world’s biggest corporates for the first event. With over 220 new member registrations and the recent launch of the Partners Club LinkedIn group, our goal is to grow the club to over 400 members by January 2012 and with plans of expanding the group, we are aiming to create the largest networking groups for law management in Europe within the next 6 to 12 months”.
Partners Club Networking Events are FREE to attend and open to law firm CEOs, COO’s, Managing Partners, Senior Partners and Partners, as well as Heads of Chambers, QC’s, Chambers Directors, Corporate Presidents & Vice Presidents, Corporate Counsels and Directors of Legal Affairs & Legal Departments within Corporates & Governments and offer an exclusive opportunity to relax, network and build relationships with other like-minded professionals at unique venues & locations throughout London and the UK.
The Next Partners Club Networking Event is scheduled to take place from 6pm on the 15th September 2011 at Holborn Bars, London.
Should you wish to attend Partners Club Networking Events and fit within the ‘eligible criteria’, register by visiting the Netlaw Media website or contact the Club’s Membership Manager on Tel: +44 (0)20 3176 4200.
1/7/11 – Netlaw Media launches an exclusive networking club for the legal sector
Netlaw Media continues to expand its services within the legal sector by launching an exclusive networking and referral club for legal management entitled ‘Partners Club’.
Following a hugely successfully year which saw Netlaw Media produced its fifth major event sell out in succession, the London based legal media and events organisation has continued to prove its versatility and innovation by launching an exclusive networking group that invites law firm management to meet with key legal personnel from Commercial Businesses, Governments and Barristers’ Chambers on a regular basis.
“Partners Club is designed to offer legal professionals an opportunity to build professional relationships and referrals in a time when many law firms and businesses are continuing to experience difficulties in the current economic climate” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media.
“When we began to discuss the concept of Partners Club, we assessed many within the sector to ascertain the most important aspects when offering contracts or referring work. When compiling our research, we found that the importance of a strong relationship was cited time and time again. This survey confirmed our initial thoughts and we set about designing a club that not only offers prestige, but created an interactive platform where CEOs and Partners can meet with QCs, Heads of Chambers, Counsels and Directors of Government Departments to begin to form such relationships in an exclusive, yet relaxed atmosphere”.
“From the moment Partners Club was launched” said Anderson “we immediately began to experience a flood of interest with over 55 registrations received within the first 72 hours, and by presenting the legal sector with a club that offers free membership, networking events and a host of additional features, we certainly believe Partners Club is about to set a benchmark in legal management networking”.
The Next Partners Club Networking Event is scheduled to take place on the 15th September 2011 at Holborn Bars in London.
With a focus on building relationships, Partners Club membership is free for legal professionals who fit within the eligible guidelines. Should you wish to attend Partners Club Networking Events, register by visiting the Netlaw Media Partners Club registration page or contact the Club’s Membership Manager on Tel: +44 (0)20 3176 4200.
10/5/11 – Netlaw Media Sells Out its 5th Major Law Event in Succession
Leading UK legal event, training and information provider Netlaw Media, has today announced that its flagship event ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ has reached a capacity sell out. Today’s announcement by Netlaw Media has confirmed the legal event organiser’s fifth major event sell out in succession, a feat rarely achieved in the events market since the financial meltdown of 2009.
“This year’s Key Strategies for Law Firms event has surpassed all expectations” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media. “With over 185 representatives from the legal sector gathering for this year’s conference, we are certainly looking forward to conducting one of the year’s best attended law events, and with the likes of Nick Freeman (aka Mr Loophole) as this year’s keynote speaker, we certainly feel we have delivered the finest business development event for law firms on the European calendar. With ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011’ the 2nd Biennial event of the series” continued Anderson “we are all very excited to be welcoming not only many leading law firms from the UK, but also a large number of international law firms from countries such as Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey, Turkey, and as far afield as Serbia and Africa”.
‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ is a follow up to Netlaw Media’s 2009 series which attracted over 230 law firms to the three events staged in London, Bristol and Manchester. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ and with leading speakers including Nick Freeman, Prof. Stephen Mayson, Kevin Green of IBM, John Young of Hogan Lovells, Neil Kinsella of Russell Jones & Walker, Mark Soundy of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Charles Christian of the Legal Technology Insider, Emma Shipp of Sprecher Grier Halberstam, Elliot Moss of Mishcon de Reya, Craig Holt of QualitySolicitors and Tamara Box of Berwin Leighton Paisner the event promises to be one of the most pro-active law conferences of 2011.
Since establishing in 2008, London based Netlaw Media has cemented a reputation as one of Europe’s foremost authorities within the legal events arena by delivering a constant string of sold out law events and training sessions. To add additional weight to the Netlaw Media legal information portfolio, during late 2010, Netlaw Media moved into the online information market by launching www.solicitorsblog.com. Since the launch of Solicitorsblog.com, the website has been embraced by the legal community who have submitted over 40,000 individual law blogs and news articles making it one of the world’s largest law related information portals in less than 9 months.
24/1/11 – ‘Mr Loophole’ announced as Keynote Speaker of Netlaw Media’s ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ Conference in London
Netlaw Media has announced Nick Freeman, Britain`s leading celebrity defence lawyer and the most cited solicitor in the UK press as this year’s Keynote Speaker at the ‘Key strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ conference taking place in London on the 18th May 2011.
Famously nicknamed `Mr Loophole` by the British media, Nick earned his soubriquet thanks to his unparalleled ability to secure acquittals for his clients based on intricate legal technicalities. Following a string of successful high profile cases, Nick was forced to trademark ‘Mr Loophole’ to prevent others cashing in on his name and success.
As founder of the Manchester based legal practice Freeman & Co, Nick’s celebrity clients range from actors and sporting heroes to pop stars and captains of industry including Jimmy Carr, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Jeremy Clarkson, Colin Montgomerie, Dwight Yorke and Ronnie O`Sullivan.
“It truly is a pleasure to confirm Nick as this year’s Keynote Speaker for Key Strategies for law Firms” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media. “With this year’s conference theme focusing on Driving Business Development in Law Firms, we felt that Nick highlights what can be achieved by lawyers and law firms who wish to be seen as leaders in their fields of expertise. Nick truly is a rare individual in the legal sector, who by combining his success in the courts with a long list of high profile clients and constant media attention was named as the year’s ‘highest profile solicitor’ by Sweet & Maxwell after he featured in 120 UK national press articles during 2010. We are delighted that Nick has accepted our invitation to keynote the event” Anderson continued “and with Nick speaking on his personal experiences of creating and maximising a public profile, as well as how lawyers and law firms can create a unique brand by raising their profiles in the media, we are extremely confident of reaching full capacity weeks before the event takes place”.
With Netlaw Media producing some of the highest attended law conferences and events in Europe, ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business Development in Law Firms’ promises to be one of the most important development events for law firms during 2011. Taking place at the Hotel Russell, London on the 18th May 2011, the event will bring together a range of highly respected professionals from both the legal and commercial worlds to assist law firms improve overall business development and market share.
Following capacity sell outs of all previous ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms’ events produced by Netlaw Media, this leading one day law conference will examine and explore a wide range of business development strategies, methodologies and techniques designed to expand the client portfolios of law firms which are seeking to evolve in an age of change and opportunity.
Speakers for this year’s ‘Key Strategies for Law firms 2011’ include: Nick Freeman – Freeman & Co, Prof. Stephen Mayson – Legal Services Institute at the College of Law, Kevin Green – IBM United Kingdom, John Young – Hogan Lovells International LLP, Charles Christian – Legal Technology Insider, Mark Soundy – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Keith Liddiard – Centre for High Performance Development / Netlaw Edge, Neil Kinsella – Russell Jones & Walker, Emma Shipp – Sprecher Grier Halberstam, Elliot Moss – Mishcon de Reya, Tamara Box – Berwin Leighton Paisner, Craig Holt – Quality Solicitors, Guy Barnett – Blakemores / Lawyers2you, Gary Yantin – Highstreet lawyer.com, Chrissie Lightfoot – The Entrepreneur Lawyer, Julia Payne – Netlaw Edge, Chris Marston – Lloyds TSB Commercial, Will Kintish – Kintish, Julian Summerhayes and more…
With ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011’ expected to be Netlaw Media’s 5th consecutive major law event sell out, delegates are urged to register early as tickets for the event are limited.
Early Bird discount passes are now on sale at £349 + vat with further discounts for group bookings. To register tickets for the event, contact Netlaw Media at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.netlawmedia.com or www.solicitorsblog.com for more information.
24/1/11 – Law Blogging Website Solicitorsblog.com reaches New Heights by Announcing its 100th Contributor in Less than 16 Weeks
Solicitorsblog.com continues to reach new heights by announcing today that it has accepted its 100th contributor to the website in less than 16 weeks since launch.
The law blogging website which was only recently launched by Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham in London continues to grow at a staggering rate to now display one of the largest collections of law related blog posts and news articles on the World Wide Web.
“We are delighted with the response the legal community has given Solicitorsblog.com” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media and creator of Solicitorsblog.com. “To accept our 100th contributor in less than 4 months is a milestone which we are all very excited about and with over 50,000 page hits a month rising considerably week on week, we certainly feel the site is becoming widely ingrained within the world of legal blogging and the community who use the site as a unique reference tool”.
Solicitorsblog.com now houses over 22,000 individual blog and news posts from around the world with a list of well known contributors reading like the who’s who of legal blogging including Access to Justice, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP, Binary Law, Black & LoBello, Bloody Relations, Charles Christian, Clutton Cox Blog , ConveyanceLink , Corporate Law and Governance, CRITique, Dallas Appellate Lawyer, Defero Law, Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law, Digging the Dirt, Employment Law Blog, Fair Competition Law, Family Law Week Blog, Farleys Solicitors, Forde Campbell LLP, Human Rights TV, IConstruction Lawyer’s blog, Ince & Co, Inforrm’s Blog, Inksters Give, InsideLegal, IPso Jure, John Flood, Julian Summerhayes, motleybarrister, Kravitz & Guerra, Lanyon Bowdler, Law Actually, Law Cloud Computing, Lawyer Watch, Legal Action Group, Legal Edge, Legal Futures, Legal Intangibles, LPC Trainee, Margary & Miller, Marsden Rawsthorn, Martin Searle Solicitors, Medical Records, Michael Scutt, Migrants Rights Network, My Legal Fiction, Nevada Legal Updates, Online Jury Research Update, Paralegal Hell, Personal Injury Mediation Blog, piBlawg, Pinsent Masons, Reconstructing Law School, Shear on Social Media Law, Shoosmiths, Simon Barrow, Simon Bory, The Bright Spark, The Jury Box Blog, The Orange Rag, Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors, UK Human Rights Blog, UnitedLex, VG Charles & Co, WardblawG, Watching the Connectives, White Rabbit, Work / Life / Law and Work Product.
And who has helped achieve this milestone by becoming the 100th contributor of Solicitorsblog.com, the prize goes to law:/dev/null, a law blog written by T. Greg Doucette, a Computer Scientist turned Law Student at the North Carolina Central University, USA.
16/12/10 – Solicitorsblog.com – The law blogging website that has taken the legal sector by storm
Recently in London, ex-head of UK Trade and Investment Lord Digby Jones launched Solicitorsblog.com where he proclaimed the website to be soon ‘one of the largest information portals for the global legal sector’.
In ten weeks since launch, Solicitorsblog.com has become one of the biggest law blogging websites on the internet with over 19,000 blogs posts, articles and news pieces being submitted to the site from around the world.
Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media and creator of Solicitorsblog.com explains “The idea behind Solicitorsblog.com took place approximately five years ago when we were discussing an article in a UK law publication that was extremely bias and delivered the wrong message. During discussions which followed, we realised that what we were reading in many cases was the view of an individual who was employed by a publisher, who typically did not have any experience of working in the law or for a law firm. When we sat down to investigate further, it soon become apparent that there was better quality content being written by law bloggers with professional knowledge and experience which was being over looked by the sector.
From the weeks of research that followed, we quickly realised the information written by bloggers was not seeing the light of day as these blogs were generally posted on a page within their firms websites, or were difficult to find as they were buried deep within search listings.
What we began to recognise is that a blog hidden on page 78 of a major search engine may well contain vital information that could lead to a major change in the sector, the way a law firm runs as a business or even a landmark decision. The idea was then to design a dedicated platform which allowed law bloggers the opportunity to have their voices heard, and more so, the opportunity to see their hard work displayed on the front page of a reputable website whether they were a well known lawyer from an international law firm, or a student studying his or her degree.
One of the most important factors of the site is that we want to promote freedom of speech and information sharing, and to do this, we will never charge visitors to view the site or contributors to display their content, and only display information once a blogger has given the consent for the information to be included. In return, we offer the blogger an opportunity for their work to be seen by a large international audience where we display the heading of an individual blog post and two to three lines of content and once a visitor clicks to read more, the visitor is then directed to the bloggers website where they are free to read the post and continue to explore other parts of the bloggers site”.
Since launching Solicitorsblog.com, contributors to the site have reported increases in traffic by up to 18% and with a growing list of well known contributors such as John Flood, Michael Scutt, The White Rabbit, Paralegal Hell and Law Actually submitting to the site, Solicitorsblog.com will soon be the largest information portal for the global legal community that Lord Jones proclaimed it would.
15/12/10 – Key strategies for Law Firms 2011 – Driving Business development in Law Firms’
Following a ‘Sold Out’ series in 2009 which accommodated a capacity delegation of senior representatives from over 230 Law Firms, Corporate Legal Departments and Associations, Netlaw Media has announced the biennial ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms’ law conference will return to London, United Kingdom on the 18th May 2011.
“With one of the UK’s best known law personalities expected to be announced as the event keynote speaker in early January, the 2011 return of Netlaw Media’s flagship event will coincide with some of the biggest changes to the sector since the inception of the profession” said Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media. “With the induction of alternative business structures coming into effect, combined with the fact that law firms must improve their brand and business development strategies, the upcoming Key Strategies event will focus on driving business development in law firms and will explore a range of proven formulas to expand revenue streams and client portfolios, whilst elevating employee development skills and law firm branding”.
“In 2009 when we last presented Key Strategies for Law Firms, the event educated law firm management on how to survive a recession and attracted capacity audiences at all 3 locations where the event was held” said Anderson, “and as we are now out of recession, we have found that pro-active law firms are seeking to explore initiative ways to increase business by adopting new strategies to attract and retain clients. The 2011 key strategies event will bring together experts to demonstrate how law firms’ can increase their client portfolios by examining a range of topics from branding and pricing models to adopting a strong public relations, media and social media presence”.
With the events keynote speaker to be announced soon, a pre-event sell out of Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011 is fully anticipated by the organisers. Netlaw Media has a tradition of attracting capacity audiences to its major events and recently posted a sell out of one of the biggest law management conferences in the UK. By combining the right mix of speakers with well timed topics of high importance, the Chancery Lane based Netlaw Media has quickly adopted the title as one of Europe’s finest law event organisers and expects the 2011 Key Strategies event to be its 5th major conference sell out in succession. The return of this leading law event will bring together highly respected professionals from both the legal and commercial sectors to examine and explore a wide range of business development methodologies and techniques proven to increase business in law firms who are seeking to evolve in this age of change and opportunity – a must attend event for all law firm management.
Confirmed speakers scheduled to appear at ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011’ include
- Prof Stephen Mayson – Director – Legal Services Institute at the College of Law
- Charles Christian – CEO – Legal Technology Insider
- Craig Holt – CEO – Quality Solicitors
- John Young – Co-Chairman – Hogan Lovells International LLP
- Neil Kinsella – CEO / Managing Partner – Russell Jones & Walker
- Emma Shipp – Managing Partner – Sprecher Grier Halberstan
- Elliot Moss – Business Development & Marketing Director – Mischon de Reya
- Tamara Box – Partner / Head of international Structured Finance – Berwin Leighton Paisner
- Guy Barnett – Managing Partner – Blakemores / CEO – Lawyers2you
- Chrissie Lightfoot – CEO – The Entrepreneur Lawyer
- Gary Yantin – Managing Director – High Street Lawyer.com
- David Clarkson – Commercial Director – Osmosis
- More Speakers and Panellists to be Announced Soon
Tickets for ‘Key Strategies for Law Firms 2011’ are scheduled to go on sale from early January 2011 with full day delegate passes priced at £399 + vat with discounts for early bird and group bookings. To pre-register for tickets to the event, contact Netlaw Media at email@example.com or visit www.netlawmedia.com or www.solicitorsblog.com for more information.