Last week the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, Policy Adviser, gives an overview of the changes and what the Law Society plans to do to help Members adapt to the changes.
Last week, the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser at the Law Society, gives an overview of the changes.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) wants to reduce the minimum levels of insurance cover that regulated firms must hold. The Law Society will be submitting our analysis of the proposals. But one of the questions we are left with is: who will benefit from these reforms?
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?
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service looks at the circumstances under which you can refuse to provide a service and demonstrate that you have acted properly.
With accountancy firms moving into legal work, and unregulated legal advice on the rise, the competitive pressure on law firms is getting more intense. Could joining forces with independent financial advisers be the answer? Ian Muirhead presents his case.
Peter Todd, training partner at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, explains why Clarity for Lawyers by Mark Adler and Daphne Perry, now in its 3rd edition, is a must-read for all lawyers.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers a question on forming off-site contracts via email.
A recent survey has revealed that over half of Britain’s SMEs are owed nearly £45 billion in late payments, placing severe strain on working capital. Steve Deutsch outlines some simple steps that small businesses - law firms included - can take now to bolster their balance sheets.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on charging fees for data access requests.
Steve Roberts looks at the top-level developments in November’s Budget for law firms.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on assessing potential cyber risks
Philipp Biermann and Andreas Panayiotou set out five actions you can take to improve your pricing outcomes and create significant value for your firm.
Sass Boucher is a counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the BACP, working in private practice. She discusses how the act of self-care can be an antidote to working in stressful and traumatic roles.
The Law Management Section committee currently has four vacancies. Current committee member Ian Hopkins explains why he joined, how it’s benefitted him and his firm, and how the committee supports Section members
Philip Hammond has delivered his first – and last – autumn statement as chancellor. What are the key points for law firms?
Partner Jeremy Holt discusses growing and running a law firm, according to ‘conventional wisdom’.
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
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is consulting on major changes to the SRA Handbook. Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon outlines the risks the proposals present to the legal profession and to clients
Remaking Law Firms: Why & How (by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner) provides a very valuable foretaste of what is to come - don’t say you weren’t warned, says Barry Wilkinson
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers questions relating to compliance, finance and administration
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
The Law Society takes an evidence-based approach to identify your strategic and operational needs. We use this research to help us select partner companies who can meet these needs whilst offering quality and value to you as a member. The Law Society will be endorsing a number of accounting firms to support different regions of England and Wales. We currently have one endorsed partner, covering the Northern regions.
We round up the best features and comment on practice management issues, from across the web. We do the legwork so you don't have to!
This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on new technology, workplace culture and mental health.
Would you consider your firm a happy place to work? Do you think your people feel the same way? It’s too easy to focus on success, to the exclusion of happiness, says Nick Jarrett-Kerr. So how can you make your firm a great place to work?
Are you looking for a way to improve your performance and outperform your competition in 2018? Nigel Haddon and Rob Lees explain how and why you should appoint a non-executive director for your firm.