Dominic discusses how business lawyers in international law firms can use online media to communicate more effectively with clients.
Dominic is based in London, but undertakes projects for law firm clients in the UK, US, and Europe. For magic circle law firms, such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the European best friends of Slaughter and May, he executes bespoke editorial projects. For a broader range of solicitors at City and commercial law firms, he undertakes diverse editorial and copywriting: thought leadership articles, report writing, ghostwriting, speechwriting, conference speeches, digital/SEO (Google search), web, website and online content, social media, strategy, technology, sector analysis, research, marketing, innovation and awards (Legal Business Awards, British Legal Awards, The Lawyer Awards, Financial Times Innovation Awards).
Management consultancies, IT and AI companies servicing multinational clients in the international legal market increasingly retain Dominic to copywrite assorted projects in London and the United States. The common theme is that he helps all of them to improve their communication with law firm clients while saving them time and money - meaning more billable hours and less hassle. Dominic works for attorneys at several AmLaw100 law firms (Washington DC, Chicago and Wall Street/New York) both in the U.S. and in the UK, and has extensive experience of legal markets in Asia (including China), having managed legal publishing, conference and seminar businesses for several years in Hong Kong and Singapore. At managing partner and senior partner level, he has interviewed most of the key individuals in the world's top 10, top 20, top 50 and top 100 law firms (Am Law 100, Global 100 etc). He has also interviewed numerous Queen's Counsel and High Court judges.
In addition to helping Big Law firms, such as the magic circle (Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May), he also collaborates with expert corporate, banking and finance partners as well as partners in specialist boutique and independent law firms. He works with ABS, LPOs, barristers and alternative service providers which deliver a range of specialist legal services in their jurisdiction. Recently, he has written extensively on Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for the national press and trade media, covering LIBOR, Theresa May, the Department of Justice, and the criminal trials/appeals in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.
Dominic speaks at seminars and conferences, and contributes to various newspapers, magazines and online websites: the Times, Sunday Times, Legal Business, Legal Week, American Lawyer Media, The Barrister, Bloomberg, Telegraph, Guardian, Observer, and Daily Mail. As a journalist, author and report writer, he has written extensively on European/EU legal markets: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, CEE, Benelux, Switzerland and Ireland. In addition, he has produced annual reports since 2009 on the key offshore legal markets, popularly labelled as tax havens: Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. He has written reports on legal technology innovation covering the North America,, UK, Europe and Australia, and is a judge at the Legal Week Innovation Awards.
As well as general commercial and corporate work, he has written about legal practice areas and sectors: arbitration, litigation, dispute resolution and ADR, IPOs, capital markets, cross-border M&A deals, energy, pharma, TMT, real estate, media, privacy, private client, infrastructure, insolvency, restructuring, IP, tax, technology (including artificial intelligence), transfer pricing, competition and anti-trust. He also also written Legal Week Intelligence employee and client satisfaction reports covering billing, value, service, students, graduate recruitment, law firm trainees, training contracts, vacation schemes, diversity (LBGT, ethnic, gender), culture, employment, remuneration, hours of work, work-life balance, Gen X vs Gen Y, HR, flexible working, remote working, agile working, business development, law firm management, lateral hires, referrals, hourly billing, billing rates, professional and skills training, employer/employee relations, employee satisfaction, bullying, stress, long working hours and Brexit. He has interviewed law students (LLM and LLB) from leading UK universities (Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Durham, King's etc) and law schools - BPP and the University of Law - about the LPC and GDL. In the US, he has interviewed professors at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School about the future of legal services, general counsel/in-house counsel and the impact of technology.
See: www.dominiccarman.com to read some of his articles/reports, testimonials from clients, and link to his tv and radio interviews.