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Making the transition to law firm marketing

BBC business correspondent Nik Wood caused a stir in legal circles last year when he left journalism to take up the post as director of marketing with Hammond Suddards Edge. His assignments in terrorist areas of Colombia and in the tough financial markets of Japan would, he thought, prepare him for a new life in the law. In reality he found himself being thrown in at the deep end.

An addition to Dr Martens

Following an internal restructure, R Griggs Group, which makes the Dr Marten brand, has appointed William Johnson as group lawyer and company secretary.

To e or not to e: what is the future of smaller law firms?

In March, Martindale-Hubbell, publishers of the Butterworths Law Directory, launched ''Lawyer''; its new web sitedesign and marketing service, specifically developed to allow smaller law firms to net the benefits of the e-revolution. Yolanda Dolling, product development director at Martindale-Hubbell, outlines the challenges facing the UK''s 10,000 small to mid-sized practices.

Time for a new website?

Whether you are planning your firm''s first website, or you have an established site and are considering moving from a traditional "brochure ware" site to a full e-commerce site you are entering a process fraught with risks. In this article Richard Martin and Mark Smith, of Morgan Cole, look at some of those risks and how to minimise them.

Want to know how to build a website? Just AS&K!

Law firms are beginning to realise the critical importance of being able to offer their services to clients online, but many are floundering in the initial stages of developing a suitable website. Graham Wood describes how Appleby Spurling and Kempe have constructed Just AS&K, a service that has already become an integral component of the way the firm conducts its business.