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Gone are the days where even if a law firm had much in the way of internal pricing capability, it was generally little more than a perfunctory add-on to one of the existing teams such as finance, marketing, BD or bids and pitches. Most firms now realise that their ability to remain competitive, the opportunity to achieve tactical and strategic advantage over competitors and the ability to get paid properly for the value delivered to clients, they need specialist help.

However, the skill set, employment history and aptitude of people required for pricing related roles in law firms are complex and nuanced. Traditional providers of recruitment advice do not have our insights and knowledge of what is actually required for those roles to be successful and add considerable value to the management team. As with anything related to legal services pricing, we would encourage you to have a chat with Emma Potts first.

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Validatum Pricing Espresso® - (11th June 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']

June 07, 2018

Fixed Fees: Here Be Dragons!

Let us say at the outset that we are strong proponents of fixed fees, even in areas of work where they have not been particularly prevalent such as dispute resolution. We believe that they should be used much more than they are to the benefit of both firms and clients.

However, two articles hit our inbox recently, which both in their own way reaffirmed the widespread misunderstanding on the part of law firms as to how best to deploy fixed fees, and an equally profound lack of understanding on the part of many clients as to how fixed fees must be structured.

June 05, 2018

Validatum Pricing Espresso® - (8th May 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']

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