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  • Piggy bank

    How to find your ideal banking partner and make the move

    18 February 2019 By Sara Hutton

    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.

  • Andrew Allen

    Blow-by-blow account

    15 January 2019 By Andrew Allen

    Andrew Allen provides an overview of the changes to the SRA Accounts Rules, expected to come into force in April 2019. What are the challenges and opportunities, and what do firms need to do now to prepare?

  • Andrew Otterburn

    The road ahead

    15 January 2019 By Andrew Otterburn

    Members of the Law Management Section committee led sessions at a roadshow this winter to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead for law firm financial advisers and finance directors. Andrew Otterburn reports back

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    Outside voice

    2 October 2018 By Tom Blandford

    External investment is increasingly common in the legal sector, and for all sizes of firm. But is it for you? Tom Blandford helps you decide

  • Sally Azarmi

    Share and share alike

    2 October 2018 By Sally Azarmi

    New coworking and shared workspaces are popping up all over England and Wales. But can they work for law firms? Sally Azarmi outlines the benefits she’s found since she started coworking

  • Robert Postlethwaite

    Share and share alike

    3 July 2018 By Robert Postlethwaite

    Involving employees in the ownership of a business can improve performance, motivate your people, promote team spirit and cohesion, and support succession planning. Robert Postlethwaite looks at the options for law firms

  • Vanessa Ugatti

    Worth every penny

    3 July 2018 By Vanessa Ugatti

    Lawyers are not good at charging their true worth. They take their expertise for granted. They go out of their way to deliver for clients. But if you charge your true worth, you will generate more income without having to get more clients. Vanessa Ugatti explains

  • simon mccrum

    Turning over a new leaf

    3 July 2018 By Simon McCrum

    The Law Management Section’s Finance and Business Forum takes place this November. Simon McCrum provides a sneak peek of what he’ll be talking about in his session: why turnover is the wrong measure of a law firm’s success

  • lms financial benchmarking survey 2018 cover

    The bearer of good news

    17 April 2018 By Andy Harris

    This year, for the first time, the Law Management Section’s Financial Benchmarking Survey report is free for all practices. And the results show continued improvements across the market. Andy Harris explains

  • Andrew Otterburn

    A picture of health

    17 April 2018 By Andrew Otterburn

    Financial stability is making headlines: a string of big names have declared insolvency in recent months, many after issuing profit warnings. Andrew Otterburn provides a simple guide to measuring and monitoring your firm’s financial health

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