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  • Mark Briegal

    Growing pains

    15 January 2019 By Howard Hackney, Mark Briegal

    No form of growth is easy, but in a competitive market, no firm can afford to rest on its laurels. Mark Briegal and Howard Hackney look at the pros and cons of the three main ways of growing your firm: merger, acquisition, and organic growth

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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

  • 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

  • Ed Whittington

    Moore is more

    17 April 2018 By Diana Bentley

    Diana Bentley talks to Moore Blatch managing partner Ed Whittington about the firm’s strategy for growth

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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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    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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    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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    Ringing the changes

    2 August 2016 By Elizabeth Noone

    In conversation with Elizabeth Noone, Christina Blacklaws reflects on her new role as deputy vice president of the Law Society, and discusses effective leadership and pressing issues for the profession

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    Gunning for success

    6 May 2016 By Duncan Wood

    With a distinguished career as a law firm partner behind him, Darryl Cooke co-founded a law firm, gunnercooke, on an innovative new model. He explains to Duncan Wood how the firm is challenging the way that legal services are delivered 

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    Taking shape

    6 May 2016 By Patricia Kinahan, Andrew Allen

    Patricia Kinahan and Andrew Allen discuss the relative merits of an LLP and a limited company – or both – as trading structures for law firms, and how to make the best decision for your business

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