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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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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In the know

    In the know

    15 February 2015 By Hélène Russell

    Hélène Russell presents a beginner’s guide to knowledge management in law firms – what it is, how it can benefit your business, and how to get it right for your firm

  • Merger

    Joining forces

    12 November 2014 By Mark Jones

    Mark Jones provides his 10 top tips for successful mergers, from planning through to integration, to ensure your mergers go smoothly so you can reap the benefits

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    Limited edition

    12 August 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Jon Cartwright

    The changes which came into force on 6 April 2014 represented a fundamental change to LLP taxation, for both individual partners and firms. Jon Cartwright looks back at how we got here, and what law firms need to do now

  • Innovation

    In with the new

    7 May 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Ava Madon

    Innovation in law firms may seem like a fad, but in a fast-moving and increasingly challenging market, it is an essential tool for survival. Ava Madon explains why, and how to make it a reality in your firm

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    Back to Basics: Exit strategies 


    12 February 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Howard Hackney, Steve Ray, Patricia Wheatley Burt

    Mergers, acquisitions and law firm closures are at unprecedented levels, given the strategic changes that have taken and continue to take place in the legal industry. So, what steps should you take if you’re considering winding up your law firm?

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    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