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Hide or seek? (from Private Client Adviser)

08 May 2013

Contrary to popular belief, you can market private client if you get out there and meet people, says Doug McPherson


Biting chunks out of work colleagues and other assault related issues!

22 April 2013

Violence is never to be condoned - particularly at work.  Anyone that watched the Liverpool v Chelsea match on Sunday will have been appalled to see Luis Suarez bite the arm of Branislav Ivanovic during the match.  The incident was missed by the referee but the FA have picked up on it and rumours now abound as to the level of penalty that should be applied.  The critics range in view from a 7 or 8 match ban to permanent exclusion from the game.  Liverpool have fined him but insist he still has a future with the club.  However, how would the position be viewed in the normal every day world of work?


Generating leads (from the April edition of “Managing Partner”)

22 April 2013

Doug McPherson discusses how fee earners and partners can create personal marketing plans that are effective for business development


How can you win more work?

20 February 2013

Tenandahalf’s cut out & keep guide to BD strategies that really work


From the CIPA Journal: Networking without working the room

11 February 2013

When it comes to making business contacts, it is time for a fresh approach.

How do you feel when you walk into a room full of strangers at a business networking event?  Are you in your element, or do you feel a little out in the cold?  Typically, people at formal events struggle to project themselves well, which means they don’t get the value they would like. Are you at the event you need to be? These tips on networking practice may send you in a new, more productive, direction.


As a barrister, are you ready for change?

27 January 2013

A vital, broad-ranging seminar addressing the changes barristers have to make to stay successful.

Wednesday 6th March, 8am – 9am.


10½ ways client research delivers a commercial return

25 January 2013


Tenandahalf’s A-Z of winning more work from your existing clients

20 January 2013

How do smarter firms win more work from their existing clients? By approaching client development in a systemised and organised fashion.

When it comes to winning new work and generating new fees, your clientbase represents the path of least resistance. These are people who have already bought you so don’t need convincing.


Tenandahalf’s A-Z of how to win new clients

20 January 2013

How do smarter fee earners win more work? The first rule is there is no magic wand.

New client acquisition is about all elbow grease and success will require a bit of time and effort. However, if you apply your elbow grease a little more intelligently, we guarantee you will reap the benefits.

While direct mail, corporate hospitality and the same old advertising opportunities offer a security blanket, do they really work? At Tenandahalf we suggest not!


A very decent proposal

04 January 2013

How the establishment of a strong, relevant value proposition could help you gain competitive advantage and switch the focus of your marketing to value rather than cost.


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What our clients say about us

After a rigorous tendering process Size 10½ Boots came out as the obvious choice. Their understanding of our culture, issues, market and direction showed that they had put in the effort. Coming to the end of the first year and we are seeing the results that were promised and a new enthusiasm from the firm to embrace BD. I have no doubt that the investment we have made in Bernard, Doug and the team will be paying dividends for many years to come.

Jason Edge, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors

Our experience with Size 10½ Boots has been a breath of fresh air and, speaking as someone who would have laughed heartily at the idea of BD training for barristers 3 years ago, I am a convert and looking forward to what we can achieve with our new found direction and approach.

Scott Baldwin, Head Clerk, St Mary's Chambers

Bernard provides refreshingly down-to-earth advice. He was great at demystifying and humanising a series of marketing concepts and giving us practical action plans we could each take away from our training session. The training was lively, productive and fun.

John Haresnape, Head of UK Business Development, Taylor Wessing LLP

We needed to train our lawyers on the art of bringing in new business. Size 10½ Boots designed and delivered a high impact training programme, supplemented by one-to-one coaching for senior managers. The result was to create an energized marketing culture which has had a positive impact on the bottom line just when we needed it.

Mark Johnson, Managing Director, TPP Law

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