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Using football to explain the business of law.

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Law Business Football

  1. 1. Why the business of law is like football<br />Bennett’s Legal <br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  2. 2. Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  3. 3. Why<br />Its not the silly kit<br />Its because:<br />Teamwork is central;<br />Having just one good player will not make a law firm (or any other business) or a football club;<br />The lessons of sport apply to business;<br />Legal business are like any other businesses. <br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  4. 4. The lessons to Bennett’s Legal <br />Our first 11 players are focused on business.....Lets meet them<br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  5. 5. Dispute Resolution<br /> ADR<br />Human Resources<br />Terms of <br />Business<br />Employment Law<br />Media & Reputation Management<br />Dispute Resolution Litigation<br />Commercial Contract<br />Business Structure<br />Commercial Law & Advice<br />Regulatory and Compliance <br />Sports Law and Intellectual Property<br />
  6. 6. Does it matter to businesses?<br />Successful <br />failing<br />Good client relationships;<br />Good cash flow;<br />Access to profits tax efficiently<br />Protecting your people and products (or services)<br />Poor client relationships<br />Poor cash flow<br />Business structure confused<br />Staff confused<br />Customers frustrated<br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  7. 7. Why this interests me<br />Career in commerce prior to being a lawyer;<br />Board level experience <br />Own business (DJ’ing and pub/club promoting) prior to retraining as a solicitor<br />I see businesses every day who have a great player or product who do not put the team around it (or him/her) and we end up problem solving or crisis managing (which costs more). <br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  8. 8. None Solicitor “Advisors”<br />50 % of the damage we see to business stems from none solicitors advising;<br />“That guy at the end of the bar”;<br />The “one stop” solution consultant;<br />Human resources dressed up as employment law advice. So concerned were the Government 2006 they made this a criminal offence under the Compensation Act 2006 in respect of individuals – businesses were thought to be able to tell the difference between people management advice and legal advice ( its not working and the Legal Services Board are conducting a review)<br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  9. 9. No Legal Advice<br />The other 40% of damage is from those who take no advice at all and try and handle it all themselves;<br />Typical examples include drafting their own (or worse copying a competitors) terms of business; not having commercial contracts; having no employment documents and not having people management guidance or training for managers)<br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  10. 10. The Leagues<br />Small football clubs buy the players and coaching staff to compete in their league;<br />Premiership clubs buy differently – more expensive, more skilful, more experienced;<br />Similar options exist in law – we offer vastly different packages for different businesses;<br />As business specialists we tailor the needs to the team – we are the part time defensive coach. We not the manager and he hires us to prevent problems and to solve them. <br /> Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />
  11. 11. Any questions<br /> <br />Employment and Business Support Solicitors<br />