Law Management Section

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Moving with the times

2 August 2016By

Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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First things first

6 May 2016By

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

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Networking in the festive season - tips and tricks to make lasting business connections (17 November 2016, London)

This breakfast session will rehearse typical scenarios and give you tips to tackle festive networking with confidence, purpose and style, making the best use of your time and energy.

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The successful law firm: succession planning - where next? (26 October 2016, Manchester)

In an ever changing legal environment it is more important than ever to think about the future. Young lawyers may not want to be partners. Different business models are emerging. Are you sure that you will be able to exit when you want to?


The successful law firm: How to compete for the future (27 October 2016, Llandudno)

It is possible for firms to improve their competitive and financial positions even in today’s uncertain times. It’s tempting to ‘batten down the hatches’, but increased uncertainty can also bring opportunity. 

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Endorsed accounting firms

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.

Financial Benchmarking Survey

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Our annual Financial Benchmarking survey is widely recognised as the annual financial health check for small to medium-sized firms. The survey is produced in association with Hazlewoods and sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

The 2017 survey is now open for responses. In addition to an advance executive summary and copy of the Survey report (worth £150), every firm receives a personalised health check report, and will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 voucher to spend at the Law Society bookshop.

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Benefits of Membership*

Law Management Section renewals

The Law Management Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Practice Management
  • Talent Management
  • Financial Management
  • Staffing Models
  • IT
  • Client Focus
  • Cyber Security

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, Magazines, Regional Forums, Seminars, a Conference, Website, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

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