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    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.

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    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?

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    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

  • mike scott

    Follow my lead

    16 January 2018 By Mike Scott

    As a law firm manager and leader, you need to ask yourself one key question: why should your team follow you? Mike Scott provides some top tips for earning the respect of your people and being an effective leader

  • elizabeth rimmer

    Look after yourself

    16 January 2018 By Elizabeth Rimmer

    In the second of our series on stress in the legal profession, Elizabeth Rimmer looks at how you can identify the causes and symptoms of stress, and how to manage stress in your own working lives

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    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.

  • andrew kimble

    Just the job

    16 January 2018 By Andrew Kimble, Dan Fawcett

    The GDPR is just four months away. Firms may already be prepared for major changes to how they handle client data, but do you know it also applies to data on your people? Andrew Kimble and Dan Fawcett provide a guide for managing partners and HR professionals

  • fiona westwood

    Judgement call

    16 January 2018 By Fiona Westwood

    Professional judgement is an essential part of the practice of the law, but it is now even more essential, given the proposal to make it a regulatory requirement. Fiona Westwood looks at what it is, and how to develop and how to foster it in your firm

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