Limited companies – what information must be given?

Certain information about every limited company must be given on the company’s paperwork (letterheads, invoices, compliments slips, order forms, emails, etc), or displayed at the company’s registered office and places of business.  Different rules apply to websites and electronic trading. Company name The company name must be shown clearly on – •    the outside of the company’s...
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Lawyers are rubbish …

… well, too many of them are, anyway. We often wonder why we get so many irrelevant or unnecessary additional enquiries from buyers’ conveyancers (including solicitors). In the last couple of weeks, the answer has dawned on us: not only have they not read the paperwork we already sent them – they don’t care. They want us to answer their own standard questions; they then...
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Adding value

I am told by those who know more about this sort of thing than I do – marketing people, mainly – that the “value dimensions” of a business depend on it displaying one or more of the following – product leadership operational excellence customer intimacy True or not, it provides food for thought Product leadership Hmm … that’s a difficult one for lawyers,...
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9 ways to choose a lawyer

Some thoughts on how to choose who should handle your legal work for you – mainly focused on residential conveyancing, but of  relevance to other fields as well: 1. Listen to personal recommendations: If you are moving home, speak to friends and family who have moved home recently. If you have a commercial transaction or need other business-related legal help, speak to your...
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Who are our competitors – and which worry us?

As “High Street” solicitors, who tend to handle local work for local people, it might be thought that our main competitors are other, similar “High Street” solicitors – I think not Although there is competition between us and other local firms, we do not see them as an existential threat (oooh! Big words!) On the whole, they tend to have the same philosophy of...
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New conveyancing protocol

According to Clutton Cox, they were one of only 12 firms to respond to the consultation by the Law Society on its new conveyancing protocol: http://goo.gl/uhpYh As I also responded, that means only 10 others throughout the country did – what a disappointment What is also disappointing is that the Law Society has not included in the scheme a requirement for member firms to (for instance)...
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