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Law Management Section

Financial Benchmarking Survey

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.

Financial Benchmarking Survey 2019 - survey now closed

'...an invaluable tool for law firm owners and managers to understand best practice and to make the right business decision.' - Paul McCluskey, UK head of professional practices, SME banking, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Download LMS Financial Banking Survey questions (Excel 236kb)

Three reasons to take part

  • Find out how your firm measures up against others of a similar size - get a personalised report on your firm's results (download a preview - PDF 1,668kb)
  • Uncover the underlying issues affecting your firm's profitability and competitiveness
  • Join the growing community of law firms committed to high performance and good management - get to see the main Survey results first, in advance of the official publication date

In association with Hazlewoods and sponsored by Lloyds Bank

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Financial Benchmarking Survey report 2018

The Law Society’s Law Management Section committee thanks all the firms who took the time to participate in the 2018 Survey, which made the report possible.

Register to download your free copy of the Law Management Section Financial Benchmarking Survey 2018 report

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The bearer of good news Subscription

17 April 2018

This year, for the first time, the Law Management Section’s Financial Benchmarking Survey report is free for all practices. And the results show continued improvements across the market. Andy Harris explains

Andy Harris

How do you do?Subscription

10 February 2016

The Law Management Section’s 2016 Financial Benchmarking Survey suggests a generally positive outlook, but, warns Andy Harris, some firms may be slipping back into bad habits 

Andrew Otterburn

Bench pressSubscription

4 August 2015

Our 2016 Financial Benchmarking Survey is now open for contributions. We asked a law firm partner and a legal consultant why and how they use the survey to support their work

Andy Harris

Hope springs

15 February 2015

The Law Management Section’s 2015 Financial Benchmarking Survey has just been published, and for the first time in many years, the results all suggest positive change in the market. Andy Harris from Hazlewoods introduces the results of the survey

All Features on the Survey

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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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