Monday, 05 June 2017 09:00

June 2017 - Priced for value

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Canadian Lawyer
’s annual Legal Fees Survey shows that the billable hour is far from dead, but it doesn’t hurt to get creative.
Published in 2017 Surveys
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00

Reverse auctions

Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
Illustration: Jeremy Bruneel
When McCarthy Tétrault LLP was asked to bid for work through a reverse auction, the Canadian law firm set out to explore the intricacies of the competitive bidding process. It then put together a team to develop a strategy on how it would proceed and created a tool allowing its members to immediately see an earnings analysis as bids changed in real time.
Published in Departments
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:00

June 2016 - The going rate

Canada’s uncertain economic outlook has the country’s lawyers spooked, with a healthy majority opting against a price hike this year.
Published in 2016 Surveys
Speakers at the annual general counsel panel included (from left) Nikki Latta, Catherine Forbes, and Stephanie Robinson. The moderator was Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming. Photo credit: Jennifer Brown
Speakers at the annual general counsel panel included (from left) Nikki Latta, Catherine Forbes, and Stephanie Robinson. The moderator was Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming. Photo credit: Jennifer Brown
External counsel should pay attention as their in-house clients are keeping tabs on their performance even when they're acting on the other side of a deal.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

The Going Rate

The Going RateAfter years of steady decline, Canadian litigation fees have finally returned to the heights of the pre-global-recession era, but Canadian lawyers aren’t happy about it.
Published in Features
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

June 2015 - The Going Rate

June 2015 - The Going RateAfter years of steady decline, Canadian litigation fees have finally returned to the heights of the pre-global-recession era, but Canadian lawyers aren’t happy about it.
Published in 2015 Surveys
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:00

The dreaded ‘B’ word

The dreaded ‘B’ wordTime has always been money in the business world. As a new lawyer, it doesn’t take long to realize precisely how true this statement is.
Published in Web exclusive content
Friday, 05 September 2014 09:00

Pulling it all together

Pulling it all togetherJust a few years ago, if you brought up the topic of value or alternative billing with a law firm you’d get a deer-in-headlights response. Now, you get head nodding.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 02 June 2014 08:00

The going rate

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Canada’s slow and steady economic recovery seems to be reflected in the country’s legal market, with lawyers split down the middle on the merits of a price hike.
Published in Features
Monday, 03 June 2013 08:00

The going rate

2013 looks set to be a crunch year for Canadian law firms. While many increased their fees in 2011 and 2012 to reflect spiraling overheads, there now seems to be a broad recognition the market cannot tolerate further successive price rises.
Published in Features
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