Lean in the Legal World Blog: Stories & Tips

This is where you’ll find our collection of Lean in Law stories, insights and tips; our blog of Lean and Productivity insights from our work that can be applied in legal, regulated and associated services.
Some of these are directly related to the legal service environment, others to the support functions and services we often find can be improved too.

Lean Waste in a Law Firm? It’s only 20-40% of Time

Workflow Waste in Law Firms – Over 20% of Time Time Wasted”Only in becoming a general manager did I recognize the waste that law firms and in-house counsel design into their workflows – waste that I estimate at 20 to 40% of what companies pay them.” I’ve just read this on this blog post.  https://www.controllingcorporatelegalcosts.com/about-me/If you’re paying […]

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Waste of Waiting

Lean Waste in Law Firms – Waiting…

Lean Waste in Law Firms – WaitingYour days are filled with brilliant, value adding, high quality work and FRUSTRATIONS. Daily Frustrations that cause you and your teams to WASTE TIME & EFFORT impacting on the value adding work you want to deliver. Most Lean practitioners will begin by explaining how you and your staff create waste and then the shutters often […]

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Improving UK Productivity

Improving UK Productivity – Accidental Managers

How do we go about Improving UKImproving UK Productivity – Made in UKProductivity ?It may have escaped your attention in the current discussions about Brexit, trade deals, immigration and what we can do to trade elsewhere but the UK is the least productive nation in the G7. It is reckoned that UK firms are 20% less productive than […]

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Mark Greenhouse Lean Process Improvement Consultant

Mark Greenhouse Lean Process Improvement ConsultantMark Greenhouse UK Lean Process Improvement ConsultantFor 25 years Mark has been involved with improvement of organisations be that through Productivity Improvement, Lean, Efficiency Improvement or Process Improvement programmes – all with the aim of leaving behind SUSTAINED improved performance. During that time he has often had to deliver improvements whilst […]

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Continuous Improvement in Legal Departments

Continuous Improvement in Legal DepartmentsOkay, we all know the story, you’re waiting for something to happen about continuous improvement in Legal Departments. Then all of sudden like buses, the stories start to arrive at once.On Friday last it was the turn of LexisNexis to publish their discussion paper Measuring the in-house Legal Teamproduced by their In-House Advisory Board, […]

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