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    Spread the word

    2 August 2016 By Gavin Ward

    Law firms are increasingly recognising the value of content marketing to showcase their expertise, but there is no point writing great content if it cannot be found by potential clients. Gavin Ward provides his 10 top tips for effective online content distribution

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    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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    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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    Five business development options that don’t involve networking

    29 June 2016 By Douglas McPherson

    A lawyer’s career hinges on their ability to win work. Douglas McPherson suggests five alternative options for those that don’t like formal networking

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    The PSC register: what legal practice managers need to know

    29 June 2016 By Alison Matthews

    The requirement for a register of ‘persons with significant control’ came into force on 6 April 2016. Alison Matthews explains what you need to know

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    First things first

    6 May 2016 By Ben Kamble

    A clear understanding of your firm’s brand – at its simplest, what it sells, to whom, and why – is an essential first step in ensuring you deploy your marketing resource effectively to win the business you want. Ben Kamble explains

  • Sally Azarmi

    Running for my life

    6 May 2016 By Sally Azarmi

    Sally Azarmi began training for the London Marathon last year, despite never having run competitively before, and having a painful condition in one leg. And the training taught her more about running her law firm than she ever could have expected

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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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    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