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Law Management Section

Strategy and Innovation

Including ways to improve your business' performance, from change management to lean techniques

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Mystery shoppers find solicitors ignoring potential clients for days

20 September 2018

Law firms risk missing out on significant amounts of business because they fail to properly handle incoming calls and emails, mystery shopper research has found.

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The Future of Legal Services report published

2 February 2016

The Law Society has published a report on the future of legal services

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New training support scheme launched for smaller businesses

19 November 2014

GrowthAccelerator, a government-backed initiative supporting smaller businesses to innovate, has launched a new pilot scheme for businesses with £250k-£2m turnover, offering leadership and management training

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Zulon Begum

Raising your game

2 July 2019By

From partner capital calls to public listing, there are many options for law firms looking to raise capital for growth and investment. Zulon Begum looks at the challenges and benefits of each approach

Sally Azarmi

Share and share alike

12 March 2019By

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

Andrew Otterburn

The road aheadSubscription

15 January 2019By

Members of the Law Management Section committee led sessions at a roadshow this winter to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead for law firm financial advisers and finance directors. Andrew Otterburn reports back

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Turning over a new leafSubscription

3 July 2018By

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

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Heart of the matterSubscription

8 November 2016By

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 thinkingSubscription

2 August 2016By

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

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A flying startSubscription

10 February 2016By

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


Emergency exit Subscription

3 November 2015By

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 claimSubscription

15 February 2015By

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 stockSubscription

11 November 2014By

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 keySubscription

11 November 2014By

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 2014Updated: 15 October 2014By

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


Set apartSubscription

13 August 2013Updated: 18 October 2014By

Guy and Chris Setford of Setfords Solicitors on the benefits of moving to a fee-sharing model

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Managing for Success February 2013Subscription

8 February 2013Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the Financial Benchmarking Survey, ABSs, retirement planning, regulatory change, a business health check, data protection, client care letters, PR, change management, risk management, fees for PI work, and pensions auto-enrolment  

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Managing for Success August 2012Subscription

6 August 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features ABSs, becoming a niche practice, tax planning, legal project management, using your partner reward system to achieve competitive advantage, and the challenges for legal businesses of the move towards paperless courts  

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Managing for Success May 2012Subscription

8 May 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey, how to access and use business intelligence, the Lexcel and the Excellence in People standards, ABSs, leadership, compliance planning, whistleblowing, and lean techniques  

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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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