Validatum® is the foremost architect of legal services pricing practice internationally. We are a specialist legal services pricing consultancy with operations based in London and New York but with a wide international reach, and regarded by many as the leading niche consultancy of its kind in the world. Our sole focus is legal services pricing; the most challenging and rapidly evolving aspect of the lawyer/client relationship.
Validatum® works solely with the 'sell' side of legal services. Over the last few years, we have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of law firms and barrister's chambers with turnovers of £10 million ($US15m) to £1.25b ($US1.9b). Our clients are regional, national, international, boutique, full-service, and in multiple jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australasia. This diversity provides us with deep insight into what at any time constitutes legal services pricing best practice. Some of the clients with whom we have recently worked include...
In a world of increasing specialisation, it is not possible to be the best unless you are focused. That's why legal pricing is Validatum's sole speciality. We have developed a suite of very targeted services to assist law firms and barristers chambers with every aspect of pricing governance, pricing analytics and pricing execution. Some of our most popular and in-demand services include...
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Firms usually make initial contact with Validatum® through their Managing Partner, Finance Director, COO or Head of Learning and Development.
Firms initially want to have a general discussion about what their needs are, where they perceive they are on the pricing sophistication journey, what objectives and outcomes they would like to achieve from working together and whether we have the capability to deliver those outcomes.
We provide an overview of our capabilities and resources. We also offer to put the firms' senior leadership in touch with their counterparts in other firms we have worked with to have a frank discussion about the other firms' experience of working with us. This provides valuable insight.
Some firms are beginning the pricing journey from 'ground-zero' and aren't sure where to begin, some have made good progress but momentum has stalled and others have had a number of false starts. We will recommend a series of formal and informal strategies to identify the firm's pricing pressure points and current status.
Because we offer a completely customised approach to addressing firms' pricing needs, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our diagnostic and needs analysis identifies the major pricing pressure points within the firm as well as opportunities for swift implementation and early quantifiable successes.
"Validatum® is without doubt the leading international legal services pricing consultancy."
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LONDON (31st March 2021) – Virtual Pricing Director®, the legal pricing platform conceived and built over three years by leading international legal pricing experts Validatum and leading UK cost consultancy Burcher Jennings is being adopted by leading Peterborough law firm and LawNet member, Buckles.
In part one of this three-part blog series, we suggested that one of the single greatest impediments to the evolution of law firm/client relationships, particularly when it comes to pricing, is the mutual lack of trust.
I concluded the first post with, “… law firms and clients need to do a stock take of what they are doing wrong. In the next two blogs we will share our observations on what firms and their clients are currently doing to damage the relationship and destroy trust. Neither will be spared. There is plenty of criticism to go around!”
A major law firm recently contacted us for guidance on how to recalibrate the pricing aspect of their relationship with a major client – a relationship that has become demonstrably radioactive and is now on life support.
How did it all get to this point?