With the RBS Business Banking Switch launching on 25 February, more firms than ever will be weighing up a move to a new bank. Sara Hutton explains what you need to consider.
Law firms of all sizes need to invest in innovative legal services in order to stay competitive in these uncertain times. Felicia Meyerowitz-Singh and Sebastian Knudsen explain
Chetna Bhatt, one of the speakers at our 2019 people in practice conference , considers the link between wellbeing and the bottom line – and why a fresh perspective is needed to make a strong business case for the wellbeing agenda.
Joe Reevy offers his personal perspective on why law firms need to keep their focus commercial and to avoid getting distracted by the next big thing.
What does your firm need to consider when expanding into international markets? Felicia Meyerowitz-Singh and Sebastian Knudsen weigh up the options.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains whether you can amend a sworn affidavit.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) wants to reduce the minimum levels of insurance cover that regulated firms must hold. The Law Society will be submitting our analysis of the proposals. But one of the questions we are left with is: who will benefit from these reforms?
What are the consequences and considerations if a key person, or fee earner, within your firm is unable to work? Do you have adequate protection in place to mitigate against the risks of this?
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service looks at the circumstances under which you can refuse to provide a service and demonstrate that you have acted properly.
With accountancy firms moving into legal work, and unregulated legal advice on the rise, the competitive pressure on law firms is getting more intense. Could joining forces with independent financial advisers be the answer? Ian Muirhead presents his case.
Peter Todd, training partner at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, explains why Clarity for Lawyers by Mark Adler and Daphne Perry, now in its 3rd edition, is a must-read for all lawyers.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers a question on forming off-site contracts via email.
A recent survey has revealed that over half of Britain’s SMEs are owed nearly £45 billion in late payments, placing severe strain on working capital. Steve Deutsch outlines some simple steps that small businesses - law firms included - can take now to bolster their balance sheets.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on charging fees for data access requests.
Steve Roberts looks at the top-level developments in November’s Budget for law firms.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on assessing potential cyber risks
Philipp Biermann and Andreas Panayiotou set out five actions you can take to improve your pricing outcomes and create significant value for your firm.
Sass Boucher is a counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the BACP, working in private practice. She discusses how the act of self-care can be an antidote to working in stressful and traumatic roles.
The Law Management Section committee currently has four vacancies. Current committee member Ian Hopkins explains why he joined, how it’s benefitted him and his firm, and how the committee supports Section members
Philip Hammond has delivered his first – and last – autumn statement as chancellor. What are the key points for law firms?