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    The main event

    31 January 2017 By Annaliese Fiehn

    Events can help you promote your firm to new and existing clients, and build relationships – but only if you do it well. Annaliese Fiehn provides her top tips for planning an event

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    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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    Turning the conversation

    8 November 2016 By David Gilroy

    From social media to review sites, there are conversations going on out there about your business. You need to know how to react when one of those turns negative, so you can avoid lasting damage to your online reputation. David Gilroy explains

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    Networking in the festive season - tips and tricks to make lasting business connections (1 December 2016, London)

    13 October 2016

    This breakfast session will rehearse typical scenarios and give you tips to tackle festive networking with confidence, purpose and style, making the best use of your time and energy.

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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

  • Barry Wilkinson

    Hero of our time

    2 August 2016 By Barry Wilkinson

    In an increasingly competitive market, legal businesses need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. One option, especially for high street and full-service firms, is to aim to become a ‘local hero’ business. Barry Wilkinson explains

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    Piece of mind

    6 May 2016 By Peter Nicholson

    One simple technique can help lawyers with everything from stress to client care, time management to leadership: mindfulness. Martin Stepek, in conversation with Peter Nicholson, explains how it works, and how he has implemented it in his firm.

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    Silver service

    6 May 2016 By Kerry Underwood

    Clients are rarely able to judge you on how well you know the law, but they can judge you on how well you look after them: your opening hours, how your reception looks, the clarity of your communications. Kerry Underwood offers his tips for top-quality client service

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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 

  • future of legal services logo

    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