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  • Managing for Success May 2012 cover image

    Managing for Success May 2012

    8 May 2012 Updated: 24 October 2014

    This edition features the LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey, how to access and use business intelligence, the Lexcel and the Excellence in People standards, ABSs, leadership, compliance planning, whistleblowing, and lean techniques  

  • Managing for Success August 2012 cover image

    Managing for Success August 2012

    6 August 2012 Updated: 24 October 2014

    This edition features ABSs, becoming a niche practice, tax planning, legal project management, using your partner reward system to achieve competitive advantage, and the challenges for legal businesses of the move towards paperless courts  

  • Managing for Success February 2013 cover image

    Managing for Success February 2013

    8 February 2013 Updated: 24 October 2014

    This edition features the Financial Benchmarking Survey, ABSs, retirement planning, regulatory change, a business health check, data protection, client care letters, PR, change management, risk management, fees for PI work, and pensions auto-enrolment  

  • Open season

    Open season

    13 August 2013 Updated: 18 October 2014 By Barry Wilkinson

    Deregulation has changed the legal services market forever. Barry Wilkinson looks at the lessons to be learnt from other deregulated markets, and how law firms can apply those lessons to make sure they succeed

  • Richard Lane

    Under the microscope

    12 November 2013 Updated: 18 October 2014 By Richard Lane

    For the busy manager of a law firm, few things cause more upset than the unwelcome news that the Forensic Investigation Unit is planning to visit. So what should you expect if it happens to you? Richard Lane explains

  • George Bull

    Better safe…

    12 February 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By George Bull

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s focus on financial stability is part of a wider change to the regulatory environment, and what compliance means in practice. George Bull explains how to assess your firm against the regulator’s risk indicators

  • Michelle-Garlick

    The flip side

    7 May 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Michelle Garlick, Joanne Smith

    It can sometimes feel as though the regulatory obligations imposed upon lawyers only continue to grow. But, as Michelle Garlick and Joanne Smith assert, active compliance can also bring a raft of benefits to your firm

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    File closure management practice note published

    12 August 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014

    The practice note covers best practice for managing file closure at the termination of a matter, and the need to manage risks inherent in the mismanagement of file administration

  • Pearl Moses

    Officer politics

    12 August 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Pearl Moses

    Pearl Moses looks back at three years of outcomes-focused regulation and two years of the compliance officer regime, and asks what lessons we can learn to ensure compliance in changing times

  • SRA

    Law Society responds to SRA consultation on client protections

    26 September 2014 Updated: 26 October 2014

    On 1 August 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) put out a call for evidence on client protections. The Law Society has responded to this call for evidence

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