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  • Richard Lane

    Under the microscope

    12 November 2013 Updated: 18 October 2014 By Richard Lane

    For the busy manager of a law firm, few things cause more upset than the unwelcome news that the Forensic Investigation Unit is planning to visit. So what should you expect if it happens to you? Richard Lane explains

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    Under control?

    4 July 2017 By Owen O’Rorke

    Do you know that your law firm is a data controller under the new General Data Protection Regulation, and you must comply with them, or face fines of up to €20m or four per cent of your annual global turnover? Owen O’Rorke provides a beginner’s guide to compliance

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    The generation game

    10 February 2016 By Rachel Brushfield

    Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce, says Rachel Brushfield

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    The big catch

    31 January 2017 By Steph Hogg, Sarah Barrett-Vane

    Tendering for legal work is more common than ever for small to medium-sized law firms. Steph Hogg explains how to handle the bidding process, and Sarah Barrett -Vane outlines the specifics for public sector tendering.

  • Takingnames

    Taking names

    3 November 2015 By Rhonda Tracy-Hales

    Identity theft – especially the creation by cybercriminals of bogus firms – is one the biggest risks facing law firms today. But there are some simple steps you can take to mitigate the risk. Rhonda Treacy-Hales explains

  • Costs

    Paying the price

    14 May 2015 By Robert Mowbray

    Clients are more demanding on fees than ever before, and that pressure shows no signs of waning. But how can you set pricing so it’s both acceptable to the client, and sufficiently profitable for the firm? Robert Mowbray outlines a three-step approach

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    On the up

    10 October 2017 By Grania Langdon-Down

    The take-up of apprenticeships in law firms has been cautious, but the concept is now starting to gain traction. Grania Langdon-Down speaks to firms about the practicalities, benefits and challenges of taking on apprentices. 

  • Offandrun

    Off and running

    19 August 2015 By Kerry Underwood

    In the third of our series on outsourcing for law firms, Kerry Underwood considers the benefits of offshoring legal work, and outlines his firm’s approach

  • office space

    Moving with the times

    2 August 2016 By Lucy Trevelyan

    Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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    Live and learn

    31 January 2017 By Diana Bentley

    The continuing competence regime has now been compulsory for just over two months. Diana Bentley talks to the regulator, firms and industry experts about how the change is being implemented in practice

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