Validatum® was founded in 2008, at the outset of the global financial crisis. The company was created to help law firms and barristers establish intelligent and sophisticated pricing practices. These practices help to counteract the commercial pressures caused by regulatory changes, more diverse delivery models, better-informed consumers, the accessibility of web-based information and resources and the increasing application of disruptive technology. Managing Director Richard Burcher is a former New Zealand practicing lawyer and managing partner, with 35 years’ private practice experience and extensive postgraduate study in pricing.

It is trite to observe that the environment in which law firms and barrister's chambers are now required to operate is fundamentally different from what it was even five years ago, let alone when compared with what were, in hindsight, relatively halcyon days prior to 2008.… View more

Firms usually makes initial contact with Validatum® through their Managing Partner, Finance Director, COO, Pricing Director, Marketing & BD, Learning & Development or Bid professionals. An initial telephone call or short face-to-face meeting helps us to better understand what your imperatives are, and helps you understand what solutions we might be able to deliver.… View more

All businesses benefit from diversity of both skill and perspective and Validatum® is no exception. So at our request some of the profession’s leading lights in their respective fields have graciously agreed to associate themselves with and support what we are endeavouring to do to help the private practice arm of the legal profession. We are indebted to them, and our client offerings are the richer for their input. … View more

Although we are under no particular obligation to do so, as former practising lawyers, we have chosen to apply to our consulting work the exact same high standards of professionalism, confidentiality and conflict of interest as we did in our private practice days.… View more

It is just too easy to offer solutions without creating a nexus between the advice and the promised results. For us it's a credibility and an authenticity issue. If we aren't prepared to put our money where our mouth is, how seriously should you take us?… View more

Here is where you will find all the legal fineprint....… View more

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Validatum Pricing Espresso® - (6th August 2018)

With Validatum Pricing Espresso® we aim to bring you your regular pricing 'shot' - the best, most interesting, thought provoking and informative material we can find globally which will be of interest, relevance and help to you in your legal services pricing challenges. [Note: we don't always agree with the content of others that we post but the philosophy of Validatum Pricing Espresso® is shared perspectives, not a personal 'soap-box']

August 03, 2018

More Dangerous Drivel From The Legal Services Consumer Panel

Under normal circumstances, we would not bother wasting time addressing the asinine drivel that periodically issues forth from the Legal Services Consumer panel but the latest article in the Law Society Gazette (1 August 2018) simply cannot pass without comment. Why? Because the panel’s latest utterance goes well beyond an appalling lack of understanding and reaches into the realms of the mischievous and self-interested cultivation of dissent where there is currently none. Put bluntly, troublemaking for the hell of it.

August 02, 2018

Law Firm Pricing Scorecard 2018

Now in its 10th year with half of all US law firms with 50 or more lawyers participating, the Law Firms in Transition survey has become a valuable resource for insight on law firm strategy and the opinions of firm leaders.

Although the research and the report are US-centric, we have little doubt that if the exercise was replicated in the UK, European and APAC markets, the results would be very similar.

July 17, 2018

Latest Tweets @Richard_Burcher

@LeanLawStrategy Agree Ken and Jeff. I’ve been into over 300 firms in 22 countries. Regrettably for me Maziar must… https://t.co/cryhvoRyNk

@Richard_Burcher 07 Aug 2018 twitter