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    Four reasons why you need a business plan

    18 June 2019

    It may be obvious why you need a business plan - Tom Blandford of Armstrong Watson considers some of the less obvious reasons.

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    Why it's time to embrace price transparency

    10 June 2019

    Dave Seager, managing director of SIFA Professional, explains why solicitors should view price transparency as a great opportunity to refresh their websites and attract new clients.

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    The importance of cash flow forecasts and projections for law firms

    24 May 2019

    Rosy Rourke of Armstrong Watson presents a guide to accurate cash flow forecasting and projections for firms of all sizes, and explains why they are a somewhat overlooked business planning tool.

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    Starting a law firm - part IV. Applying to the SRA

    15 May 2019 By Andy Poole

    In the final part of Armstrong Watson’s series on starting up your own firm, Andy Poole explains applying to the SRA for authorisation.

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    Starting a new law firm – part III. Tax

    22 March 2019 By Andy Poole

    In the third part of Armstrong Watson’s series on starting up your own firm, Andy Poole discusses the major tax considerations.

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    The due diligence dilemma for law firms

    8 March 2019

    Under the new SRA Code of Conduct coming this November, all referrals to IFAs must be based on a written agreement if a fee-sharing agreement is in place. How can solicitors achieve this while protecting and evidencing clients’ best interests, asks Justin Rourke

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    Consider your cash requirements for the year ahead

    8 February 2019 By Andy Poole

    Many firms don’t worry about cash until it’s too late, says Andy Poole. He explains why you should be constantly reviewing your cash requirements throughout the year, starting with your most important asset - your people.

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    Exit issues for small firms and sole practitioners

    7 November 2018 By Tom Blandford

    With the majority of law firms in England and Wales having fewer than five partners, and with many of those partners being close to retirement age, how to achieve an exit is becoming ever more crucial. Tom Blandford considers how smaller firms can achieve the transition.

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    Benchmark for success

    26 September 2018

    The 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey is now open for contributions. Anthony Earl, solicitor-director at Earl & Crocker Solicitors and member of the Law Society’s small firms committee, explains why it’s good idea for small firms to take part.

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    New SRA rules for adviser referrals: what's happening?

    26 September 2018

    Justin Rourke explains the SRA’s recent proposals surrounding solicitor referrals to an independent financial adviser, and the positive changes they could bring.

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