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  • Sally Azarmi

    Share and share alike

    2 October 2018 By Sally Azarmi

    New coworking and shared workspaces are popping up all over England and Wales. But can they work for law firms? Sally Azarmi outlines the benefits she’s found since she started coworking

  • simon mccrum

    Turning over a new leaf

    3 July 2018 By Simon McCrum

    The Law Management Section’s Finance and Business Forum takes place this November. Simon McCrum provides a sneak peek of what he’ll be talking about in his session: why turnover is the wrong measure of a law firm’s success

  • jigsaw heart being pulled away by a hand

    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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    Big thinking

    2 August 2016 By Charles Christian

    Big data isn’t about sheer volume of data – it’s about how to use the data available to make effective business-critical decisions. As Charles Christian explains, it can help you to understand your business better, recognise trends and improve performance

  • resolve landscape

    A flying start

    10 February 2016 By John Playfair

    What are your new year’s resolutions for your business in 2016? Top of the list should be analysing and managing profitability, according to John Playfair . He provides his top five tips for improving law firm profits, to ensure you realise your full potential

  • Exit

    Emergency exit

    3 November 2015 By Grania Langdon-Down

    With firms feeling increasingly squeezed from all sides, it may seem tempting to divest yourself of underperforming practice areas. But getting it wrong could just make things worse. Grania Langdon-Down looks at the dos and don’ts

  • Ian Muirhead

    Staking a claim

    15 February 2015 By Ian Muirhead

    The legal regulators are predicting major change for the profession in 2015 in response to market and client pressures. Ian Muirhead presents an overview of potential competitive threats from the financial services

  • Tony Stockdale

    Taking stock

    11 November 2014 By Caroline Roddis

    When Tony Stockdale began working with Linder Myers, the firm was on the brink of collapse. In conversation with Caroline Roddis, he explains how he turned the firm around, and what he thinks the future holds

  • Andrew Otterburn

    Lock and key

    11 November 2014 By Andrew Otterburn

    Setting and monitoring key performance indicators can help law firms to focus on the factors that most affect their success. Andrew Otterburn provides a beginner’s guide

  • Steven Petty

    Office politics

    7 May 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Steven Petty

    As firms struggle to adapt to the pace of change in the legal market, premises costs can make the difference between success and failure. Steven Petty explains how you can manage these costs to the benefit of your firm

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