How AI and analytics made the billable hour redundant

It has been blamed for blocking business development and for penalising efficiency, yet despite its drawbacks, the billable hour has managed to persist in the legal profession

Do law firms fit the bill?

Do law firms fit the bill

How law firms and barristers bill clients can be a bone of contention, with evermore varied pricing mechanisms, but there are better ways of charging

Innovative pricing, shredded ambition

Paul Gilbert

In-house legal teams and law firms should be more accountable for changing self-interested behaviour, says Paul Gilbert, chief executive of LBC Wise Counsel

Legal fees on trial

How lawyers charge clients is changing, but the billable hour refuses to die, as Edward Fennell reports