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  • 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

  • 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

  • Andrew Otterburn

    Getting away from it all

    3 July 2018 By Andrew Otterburn

    A partner retreat can help strengthen the partnership, and is a key part of the process of developing strategy and making change. Andrew Otterburn explains how to run a successful retreat

  • Sue Bramall

    Pick and choose

    3 July 2018 By Sue Bramall

    What’s the right option for marketing in your firm? Should you have a marketing committee or make a single partner responsible? Should you appoint internally, recruit or outsource? Sue Bramall provides her top tips

  • Vidisha Joshi

    Allen key

    3 July 2018 By Duncan Wood

    Vidisha Joshi made the headlines when she was named managing partner of Hodge Jones & Allen aged just 38, replacing founder Patrick Allen after 40 years. She explains to Duncan Wood how the firm is gearing up for the future

  • Larger TLS forum

    Finance and business forum 2018 (7 November, London)

    31 May 2018

    Bookings are now open for our finance and business forum 2018. The forum offers essential guidance on how to manage and achieve success in the running of a law firm. Early bird booking fees are available until 5 October.

  • 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?

  • people watered and growing

    Young at heart

    17 April 2018 By Nicola Jones

    Nurturing and developing new talent isn’t just altruistic: it can bring real benefits to your business and help set both you and them up for future success. Nicola Jones explains

  • Jake Fox

    Plan ahead

    17 April 2018 By Jake Fox

    The subject of succession planning is one that law firms are spending a lot of time considering, so just be aware of the implications on your PII cover, writes Jake Fox

  • Gemma Sparks

    Read our new series of apprenticeships case studies

    19 March 2018

    Since 2016, the number of organisations launching legal apprenticeship schemes has steadily grown. We asked some to share their insights on the process, and their apprentices to tell us what their experience has been like

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