Richard Burcher is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities globally on law firm pricing. With 30 years in legal practice in New Zealand and 27 years Law Society and private cost assessment experience, his pricing consultancy and speaking engagements now take him throughout the Commonwealth.
His research and commentary has been widely published including The Commonwealth Lawyer, Managing for Success (Law Society of England and Wales) and The Journal (Law Society of Scotland). Richard’s company, Validatum™, provides a range of pricing services including the development of sophisticated, innovative and profitable pricing strategies, alternative billing, development of and responses to RFPs, fee surveys, research and commentary, in-house pricing workshops for firms and chambers, fee negotiation services for law firms and barristers, pricing opinions and expert witness testimony on costs.
The content and delivery of Validatum® Pricing Masterclasses® have been rigorously developed and refined over more than 15 years, in firms with turnovers ranging from £10 million ($US15m) to £900 million ($US1.4b) across multiple countries and jurisdictions. They are not CPD or CLE in the traditional sense of submitting oneself to a couple of hours of passive listening. They are small group (typically a maximum of 15 partners), high-energy, extremely intensive courses requiring high levels of engagement and concentration.