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The Homework Podcast

The Homework Podcast

By Martyn Wells
A podcast dedicated to providing support to all the home workers in the legal industry, both for law firms and their suppliers. Enjoy some light-hearted best practice tips and operational innovation from industry leaders, sharing their stories from the front-lines of legal operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hosted by Martyn Wells.
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Episode 14: New Normal Compliance
Host Martyn Wells discusses compliance in the new world with Rhodri Davey from Kitsons LLP and David Bullock from Tiger Eye Consulting. hear their top tips on how to do it properly in this episode.
July 28, 2020
Episode 13: The Truth About The Cloud
Tune in and listen to Martin Calkeld from Westcoast Cloud, Jo Owen form Cripps, Richard Brent from Burlington Media and Geoff Hornsby from iManage discuss all things cloud. You'll hear about traditional blockers, how vital the cloud now is and of course, the panel will share with you their top tips for a cloudy future.
July 21, 2020
Episode 12: Learning and Development in Lockdown
This week host Martyn Wells is joined by Lyndsey Devereux from NFU Mututal, Nicky Pattinson from, Dorigen Sykes from iTrain Legal and Steve Parrott from Alternative Events. The panel discuss learning and development in these modern times and you can here their top tips to make things really zing!
July 14, 2020
Episode 11: Completing Your Digital Transformation
In this episode, host Martyn Wells talks to Damian Jeal from Nikec Solutions/Hubshare, Helen Archibald from Thorntons Law and Nick Martin from Systems Up. Guests will talk about their own digital transformations, and share their top tips to help you get the job done.
July 07, 2020
Episode 10: Flying Solo
In this episode, host Martyn Wells has the tables turned on him and faces the music as his wife, Hazel, steps in to ask the questions we've all been waiting to hear answered. In this episode, Martyn talks about why he founded Wells Technology Service, opines about the current state of legal tech and of course shares the customary top 3 tips for future panellists of The Homework Podcast.
June 30, 2020
Episode 9: Re-entry Procedures
Listen in as Rob Simcock from Kutana, Sheila Gormley from Respstor, Mark Day from Law South and Duncan Eadie from Professional Plus Solutions get their teeth into those critical re-entry procedures. Hear them share their opinions on appropriate social distancing, how to avoid unnecessary faux pas and of course their top 3 tips for successful re-entry in another blockbusting episode of The Homework Podcast.
June 23, 2020
Episode 8: From surviving to thriving
In this episode, Alan Millward from Mercer Marsh Benefits, Jonathan Smith from Talk Business UK, Ben Mills from Law Firm Services and James Mallender from The Legal Director chew the fat on developing and growing a business in the harsh current business climate. Hear how they've adapted their marketing strategies, share their thoughts on how to move from surviving to thriving and their top tips for business success now.
June 16, 2020
Episode 7: Buying Big Stuff
This week I am joined by Matt Fiske-Jackson from PracticeEvolve, Philip Tate from RBRO Solutions, Dorigen Sykes from iTrain Legal and Robert Camp from Stephens Scown LLP, as the panel look at the key factors for firms to consider when buying their next big thing. You can hear them discuss how to approach your procurement process and who should be involved as well as sharing their top tips to deliver your shiny new purchase, on time and in budget, by design and elegantly.
June 09, 2020
Episode 6: Managing Staff Wellbeing
In this episode, Jayne Smith from Bluebird, Maurice Tunney from Keystones, Leigh Ecclestone from Sherrards and Dave Wilson from Tiger Eye talk about the importance of caring for your workforce and looking after staff well-being. You'll hear them talk about the measures they've put in place to support their homeworkers, how they assess the overall well-being of their work force and share with you their top tips on managing mental health across their socially distanced workforce.
June 02, 2020
Episode 5: Where's my security gone?
In this episode, Tim Hyman from 2twenty4 Consulting, James Temple from Seddons, Steve Latter from Kira Systems and Claire Harratt from IT security specialists Saepio Solutions discuss how firms can improve their security posture across the distributed workforce. Hear their top tips on working securely at home, advice on how to avoid those elaborate phishing attacks and know-how on managing your data protection policies.
May 26, 2020
Episode 4: The Future of Meetings
In this episode, Briana McCrory from BigHand, Craig Tomes from Commercial IT, Sarah Katherine Bagshaw from Alternative Events and Nick Hayne from Quiss Technology discuss what lies ahead for meetings with clients, events and conferences. Our experts will also share with you their top tips for commanding and maintaining attention in those crucial video conferences, helping you to level up your social collaboration skills.
May 19, 2020
Episode 3: A New Norm
In this episode, Sarah Blair from Thorntons, Peter Gill from Engage Solutions and Rob Simcock from Kutana debate what the "New Norm" is going to look like. Our experts will also discuss the new metrics we need to measure the effectiveness of our businesses and share with you their top tips to help you design your post-Covid operating model.
May 12, 2020
Episode 2: Managing Your Dispersed Workforce
This week we take a look at how the legal industry is dealing with the thorny challenge of managing a workforce that's been flung across regional geographies in an abstract game of corporate hide and seek. I am delighted to be joined by Stuart Whittle from Weightmans, Duncan Eadie from Professional Plus Solutions and Mark Hobart from start-up Business Intelligence and AI provider Infoboss. In this episode you'll hear about the adjustments people are making to their businesses to better manager employee's mental health, the challenges presented in managing a distributed workforce and the steps you can take to overcome these challenges and some clues of what shape our panellists think the sector will look like as lockdown measures ease.
May 05, 2020
Episode 1: Brave New World
Welcome to The Homework Podcast. Each week I'll be inviting a virtual panel of crack industry experts to talk about best practice and service innovation from the front lines of legal operations during this Covid-19 pandemic. Whether it's managing culture, working in a dispersed workforce or understanding the new age of productivity, if you work in a law firm, a supplier or a consultancy, this podcast is for you. After all, we're all in this together. I'll keep the chat light-hearted and on point to make sure you don't waste time listening to fluff and fillers. I hope you enjoy our first episode, Brave New World. Please make sure you subscribe to ensure you don't miss out on our future episodes, where I'll be joined by a fresh panel every week. Thanks for listening. Martyn
April 28, 2020