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    All work and no play?

    18 July 2018

    As the adage counsels us, without time off work people become bored and boring. We asked experts on our small firms committee to reveal their top tips for planning some business friendly ‘downtime’. Here’s a selection of their advice for small firm practitioners.

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    Is late advice no longer advice?

    18 July 2018 By Tim Browne

    Having your own business where your business is offering advice can be frustrating, especially amongst friends, suggests Tim Browne, business coach and key note speaker at this year’s Small Firms division annual conference.

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    7 funding options your law firm could consider

    28 June 2018 By Andy Preece

    What sources of funding are available for law firms, and how readily available are they? Andy Preece, commercial funding director at Armstrong Watson LLP, lists seven options.

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    Price publication rules announced

    19 June 2018

    Last week the SRA announced it would proceed with controversial proposals to require firms to publish pricing information on their websites. Michael Lonergan, policy adviser, provides a summary of the changes as they affect small firms and what the Law Society plans to do to help members adapt to the changes.

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    Data subject access requests – your questions answered

    22 May 2018

    In part two of our series on GDPR, Pearl Moses, Head of Risk and Compliance, Law Society, looks at the new requirement of data subject access requests and how to manage them.

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    Ten tips for staying safe in the postroom

    8 May 2018

    In these times of heightened security, it is important that every employee in your firm handling or receiving mail can identify a suspicious letter or parcel. Jason Wakefield, sales director at Todd Research, gives his top tips to ensure your postroom security is as tight as it can be.

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    Protecting your people and profits ​– a guide for SME law

    28 March 2018

    What are the consequences and considerations if a key person, or fee earner, within your firm is unable to work? Do you have adequate protection in place to mitigate against the risks of this?

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    What are your new year small firm business resolutions?

    4 January 2018

    Even if making resolutions is not your thing, creating a checklist of priority actions is a useful step towards achieving your goals in 2018. We asked experts from the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee to reveal their new year resolutions for business success. Here’s a selection of their comments and advice for small firm practitioners.

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    Starting a new law firm – Part II. Structure

    3 January 2018

    Andy Poole covers top considerations that individuals should take into account in starting a new law firm

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    Getting ready for the GDPR – can we help?

    18 December 2017

    Time is running out for solicitors and law firms unprepared for the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - but help is at hand, says Pearl Moses, head of risk and compliance at the Law Society.

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