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  • Andrew Otterburn

    Made to measure

    10 October 2017 By Andrew Otterburn

    In your financial reporting, do you focus on fees and hours? If so, you’re missing a trick, according to Andrew Otterburn. Focusing on gross profit can help you with everything from gearing to pricing, and productivity to teamwork. 

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    Up close and personal

    4 July 2017 By Zoe Holland

    With fixed recoverable costs looming on the horizon, personal injury firms and departments must make a decision: adapt to survive, or stop practising in this volatile area. Zoe Holland looks at the options

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    Taking shape

    11 April 2017 By Mark Waddilove

    Getting your business structure right will help you with everything from achieving your goals and attracting external investment, to inspiring your people and planning for succession. Mark Waddilove outlines how to make the bests decision for your business

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    Quick fix?

    11 April 2017 By Jenny Beck

    Fixed fees are favoured by clients, and increasingly seen as a competitive differentiator. But putting them in place and managing them effectively can be complex. Jenny Beck provides a beginner’s guide to managing in a fixed-fee environment

  • Barry Wilkinson

    Crunch time

    31 January 2017 By Barry Wilkinson

    Recent media reports of firms punishing fee-earners for not effectively recording their time have raised questions of why time capture is so important for law firms. Barry Wilkinson argues the case

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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.

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    Heart of the matter

    8 November 2016 By Grania Langdon-Down

    If you are looking to merge or be acquired, you need to understand your firm’s value, and maximise it by effective planning and due diligence. Grania Langdon-Down talks to the experts

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    Working wonders

    8 November 2016 By John Playfair

    Healthy working capital is fundamental to the financial success of any business. John Playfair looks at how firms can improve financial stability by taking a proactive approach to managing working capital

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    In the Manager's Chair: Spinning plates

    8 November 2016 By Duncan Wood

    Duncan Wood talks to Ann Harrison, chairwoman of Stephensons and member of the Law Management Section committee, about juggling multiple roles, presiding over a period of impressive organic growth, and making plans for the future

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    A bright future

    8 November 2016 By Mark Waddilove

    A range of challenges face partners looking to plan effectively for their retirement in the current volatile marketplace. Mark Waddilove looks at the options, and which to choose at different stages of your retirement planning

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