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    Four steps to improve your firm’s cash flow in 2018

    5 January 2018 By Steve Deutsch

    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.

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    FAQ: Can I charge fees for subject access requests?

    5 December 2017

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on charging fees for data access requests. 

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    Best of the web - December 2017

    5 December 2017

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on leadership at law firms, the launch of a new online legal service, phishing attacks, legal design, robot lawyers and more.

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    Autumn Budget 2017 - the headlines for law firms

    24 November 2017 By Steve Roberts

    Steve Roberts looks at the top-level developments in November’s Budget for law firms.

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    FAQ: How to evaluate potential cyber risks in a law firm

    27 September 2017

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on assessing potential cyber risks

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    Best of the web - October 2017

    25 September 2017

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on GDPR, why law firms should collaborate with schools, achieving wellbeing in the workplace through design, adapting to workplace disruption, and insight into the top 100 straplines and positioning statements from UK law firms. 

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    Pricing excellence for law firms: How to be smarter and more profitable

    28 July 2017 By Philipp Biermann, Andreas Panayiotou

    Philipp Biermann and Andreas Panayiotou set out five actions you can take to improve your pricing outcomes and create significant value for your firm. 

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    The argument for self-care

    1 June 2017 By Sass Boucher

    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.

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    Best of the web – June 2017

    1 June 2017

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on technological innovation in law firms, workplace productivity, and how to improve your emotional resilience. 

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    Best of the web – April 2017

    3 April 2017

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment and features from across the web includes articles on technological innovation in law firms, workplace productivity, the areas of law firm management which need to be addressed, and how to use an award to promote your firm. 

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    Why join the Law Management Section committee?

    27 March 2017

    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

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    The best of the web - February 2017

    3 February 2017

    This month’s round-up of the best practice management comment and features from across the web includes articles on technological innovation in law firms, the launch of online divorce, advising clients, managing stress, and challenging mental health stigma among lawyers.  

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    The best of the web - December 2016

    12 December 2016

    This month’s round-up of the best practice management comment and features from across the web includes articles on the technology skills lawyers need in the new marketplace, how to use web anlalytics to succeed online, and the good and bad reasons for choosing to merge

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    Autumn statement 2016 – impact on law firms and their clients

    24 November 2016 By Steve Roberts

    Philip Hammond has delivered his first – and last – autumn statement as chancellor. What are the key points for law firms?

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    The best of the web - October 2016

    13 October 2016

    This month’s round-up of the best practice management comment and features from across the web includes articles on effective email marketing, cash flow management, and cloud-based software for lawyers.

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    Defying conventional wisdom

    30 August 2016

    Partner Jeremy Holt discusses growing and running a law firm, according to ‘conventional wisdom’.

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    Client reviews: 5 benefits of using an independent consultant

    26 August 2016 By Daphne Thissen

    Do you fully understand your clients’ needs?  Are they really satisfied with your service? Daphne Thissen explains the benefits of using a consultant for client reviews

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    SRA Handbook proposals: Catherine Dixon responds

    24 August 2016 By Catherine Dixon

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is consulting on major changes to the SRA Handbook. Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon outlines the risks the proposals present to the legal profession and to clients

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    Book review - Remaking Law Firms: Why & How

    24 August 2016 By Barry Wilkinson

    Remaking Law Firms: Why & How (by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner) provides a very valuable foretaste of what is to come - don’t say you weren’t warned, says Barry Wilkinson

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    COLP & COFA: FAQs

    24 August 2016

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers questions relating to compliance, finance and administration

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