According to a recent report from the Law Society of Scotland, the number of practising Scottish solicitors has reached an all-time high of 11,000. That’s the equivalent of one solicitor for every 500 Scots.
A new Legal Futures report, “Barristers urged to grab litigation opportunities after “modest” beginning”, notes that only 129 barristers have seized the opportunity to conduct litigation in England & Wales since the restriction was removed a few years ago. Barristers should be considering how to harness this opportunity should it be right for their business model. Having helped many barristers achieve online success, Moore Legal Technology present 5 of the top ways barristers can thrive online and rely less on just solicitor referrals.
The forces that are driving change in the legal profession are wide and varied. The ability of law firms and individual solicitors to respond positively and innovatively to these challenges will determine who survives and prospers. Competition for new business is fierce, a dog eat dog world, one might say.
We are pleased to note that alongside one of the UK’s leading law firm consultants, Stephen Gold, our directors Chris Davidson and Gavin Ward are presenting at an upcoming Law Society of Scotland event in Glasgow later this month.(26 November 2014)
Do you know which content management system (CMS) your website is implemented on? Do you care? Probably not. And why would you, unless something really, really bad was to happen to your website as a result of your site being implemented on a particular CMS and that CMS being prone to attack.
Not really sure how pay per click advertising is or how it could benefit your law firm? Read our new guide on the most common pitfalls professionals in the legal sector come across when deciding whether or not to invest paid online advertising.
Last seen in 2012, Google has once again begun to test mobile icons alongside sites that are mobile friendly in SERPS – both those that tell users that a site is mobile-optimised and those that warn against sites that aren’t. Search Engine Watch reported instances of this happening earlier in October and we spotted it again from our mobiles yesterday (22 October – sample shown is from one of our customers’ responsive law firm websites).
You wouldn’t want a client walking into an outdated, shabby office. Nor would you want a potential client having great difficulty finding your office. When you apply this to the online world, it is exactly the same. You wouldn’t want someone visiting an outdated, shabby website. Nor would you want a website which didn’t rank well when a potential client was searching for your services online. Our legal marketing colleague Rebekah Lamb explains the importance of making the most of online business opportunities.
Google’s Panda Update is a thorough search filter which was first introduced several years ago. It was designed to identify sites with poor quality content and halt their chances of making their way into Google’s top search results.
With around 100 billion business emails getting sent every day across the world, it’s easy to see how your emails can end up managing you, rather than you being able to manage your emails.
You might have seen that Twitter has launched a new native analytics dashboard for organic Tweets.
As we specialise in generating business online for our law firm and professional service clients, Moz is one of our main sources of information when it comes to all things digital. Their recent article The Month Google Shook the SERPs highlights the ephemeral nature of Google’s search engine result pages (SERP).
It has been a momentous couple of weeks for Moore Legal Technology; with the expansion of our team, our new website going live and the team officially moving in to our new offices.
For some people, finding the right solicitor is half the battle. So, how do they find exactly what they are looking for with someone they can trust? Previously consumers would refer to family and friends for referrals but, as our new digital marketing expert Nicole Donald notes following new research outlined below, it seem times are changing as the Internet emerges as the number one resource.
I founded Moore Legal Technology more than a decade ago. In that time, we have gone from strength to strength. I started MLT in 2003 because I spotted a growing chasm in the legal services industry – that between the partners, many of whom who had earned their stripes before the fax machine was invented, and the IT support department. The 'dot com' boom was over, and the technological tide was rising again. It was time for law firms to embrace the economic potential of the internet.
Experienced solicitors Scott and Fiona Rasmusen have been at the helm of leading family law firm Gibson Kerr for many years and, working with Moore Legal Technology, have been leading the firm into a new age of internet marketing for its services.
Your firm has an in-house marketing function that includes a bespoke web and digital team. You tell them what you want to say and they say it for you. Sorted. Right? So why aren't you receiving the level of enquiries you feel your practice area or sector group should be receiving given the level of expertise and experience within your team? Why is your firm's website working harder for others than it is for you? Just what can you do to generate more profitable business through your firm's website?