Improve your skills in choosing the Professional you work with.
This Report provides expert guidance in choosing and using lawyers and other professional advisers, and will ensure you better understand the process and exactly what you are buying.
Get the best quality professional services for your business.
The principal difficulty for a buyer is knowing who will provide good services of a kind that they do not necessarily understand. Therefore, the purchasing decision is often made on “soft” grounds (for example, they like the person). Whilst it is good to work with those with whom a rapport can be built up, buyers of these services should use a range of factors in their decision to purchase.
This Report looks at the issues that often arise between buyer and advisor, and details the things that can go wrong and gives solutions to overcome the problems. It supplies firm practical advice on selecting the best professional services for your needs.
It will help you:
1 Ensure that the professionals you choose supply the service level you require, fulfill the need and who you feel confident in working with
2 Flag-up some of the issues which consistently re-emerge when buying professional services and what to look out for to avoid costly services which do not provide results
Who will benefit from this Report
2 CHOOSING AND APPOINTING THE PROFESSIONAL
3 PAYING PROFESSIONALS
4 SACKING THE PROFESSIONALS
Initial interviews practice note – 15 May 2008
2 Basis upon which initial interviews are conducted
3 Initial information obtained from the client
4 Initial information given to the client
5 Non face-to-face interviews
7 The interview – main areas to cover
8 Terminating the retainer
9 Follow-up after the interview
Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own firm, Singletons, and specialises in competition law, IP law, IT/e-commerce and general commercial law, and is listed by Chambers Legal Directory as one of the UK’s leading IT lawyers. She is the author of over 30 books on topics such as Internet and e-commerce law, data protection law and intellectual property.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: