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  • Lucy Trevelyan

    A smaller piece of PII

    3 July 2018 By Lucy Trevelyan

    Lucy Trevelyan looks at the professional indemnity insurance landscape for the years ahead. How can firms take advantage of a soft market and prepare for it hardening? What might proposed changes to minimum cover mean for the profession and clients?

  • Barry Wilkinson

    Choice morsels

    8 June 2018 By Barry Wilkinson

    Barry Wilkinson reviews a recent book on how to become the firm of choice, which takes the innovative approach of presenting its lessons through a case study of a firm wanting to make radical change

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    Client reviews: 5 benefits of using an independent consultant

    26 August 2016 By Daphne Thissen

    Do you fully understand your clients’ needs?  Are they really satisfied with your service? Daphne Thissen explains the benefits of using a consultant for client reviews

  • Sue Bramall

    Conversion rate

    10 February 2016 By Sue Bramall

    Do you know which of your firm’s business development activities translate into the most high quality enquiries? How well do you convert those enquiries into instructions? Sue Bramall provides a beginner’s guide to maximising conversion

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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

  • peter irvine

    Foreign connection

    8 November 2016 By Peter Irvine

    Peter Irvine looks at the potential hazards faced by solicitors dealing with conveyancing transactions with a foreign element, including where payments come from a third party, and how to minimise the risks

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    Full steam ahead

    10 February 2016 By Barry Wilkinson, Ann Harrison, Barry Davies

    A new Law Society report predicts what the future might look like for the legal sector. Three members of the Law Management Section committee outline their own approaches to future-proofing your firm in an uncertain market

  • Andrew Kwan

    Give it to me straight

    12 November 2013 Updated: 18 October 2014 By Andrew Kwan

    Andrew Kwan explains how and why his law firm, Manchester-based Clear Law Solicitors, reworded its documents in plain English, and the benefits it has brought the firm and its clients

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    Growing your bottom line in 2016: Is LinkedIn worth YOUR time? Part 1

    7 December 2015 By Emily Miller, Susan Kench

    Emily Miller and Susan Kench explain how LinkedIn can help smaller law firms to generate and support the relationships that grow their client base

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    Growing your bottom line in 2016: Is LinkedIn worth YOUR time? Part 2

    18 February 2016 By Emily Miller, Susan Kench

    In part 2 of their guide to using LinkedIn as a business tool, Emily Miller and Susan Kench explain how to build and engage with your network 

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