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  • Compete - climbing towards flag at top of mountain

    Onwards and upwards

    9 April 2019 By Grania Langdon-Down

    Accountancy firms of all sizes are looking to build up their legal offerings. But will this challenge mid-sized law firms, or drive new ways of working together? And what effect will proposed regulatory changes have? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • Lawyer and client with four icons above (crown, arrow in center of target, graph showing growth, and a thumbs up)

    The client is king

    15 January 2019 By Emma Massingham

    How can you kickstart your firm’s growth in 2019? Emma Massingham offers a five-step plan for success through focusing on your targets and clients

  • Pair of glasses in front of computer screen full of code

    Should we invest in AI? Priorities and threats to the high street firm

    23 November 2018 By Joe Reevy

    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.

  • Brexit - person in Union Jack jacket holding compass

    Exit polls

    2 October 2018 By Grania Langdon-Down

    With odds shortening for a ‘fudged’ or no-deal Brexit, law firms are being advised to hope for the best but prepare for the worst, as the clock ticks down to March 2019. Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • Prevention and cure - weeping eye and bandage

    Prevention and cure

    3 July 2018 By Alison Downie, Samantha Mangwana

    Law firms have been among the many businesses affected by sexual harassment allegations in recent months. Samantha Mangwana, introduced by Alison Downie, explains how to prevent sexual harassment in a law firm, and how to handle accusations if they do occur

  • people with thumbs up

    The pursuit of happiness

    17 April 2018 By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

    Would you consider your firm a happy place to work? Do you think your people feel the same way? It’s too easy to focus on success, to the exclusion of happiness, says Nick Jarrett-Kerr. So how can you make your firm a great place to work?

  • haddon rees

    Flying start

    16 January 2018 By Nigel Haddon, Rob Lees

    Are you looking for a way to improve your performance and outperform your competition in 2018? Nigel Haddon and Rob Lees explain how and why you should appoint a non-executive director for your firm.

  • on the up

    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. 

  • person holding floppy disk

    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

  • person looking out at the sea from boat

    Be prepared

    11 April 2017 By Lisa Hesketh

    Many law firms do not have an effective business continuity plan in place, imagining that insurance will cover them, or even that a real catastrophe could never happen to them. Lisa Hesketh explains why a plan is vital for every firm

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