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Law Management Section

February 2016

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Get with the programme

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Law Management Section chair Robert Banner provides an update on the Section’s work and upcoming events

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Andy Harris

How do you do?Subscription

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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 

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Full steam aheadSubscription

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A new Law Society report predicts what the future might look like for the legal sector. Three members of the Law Management Section committee outline their own approaches to future-proofing your firm in an uncertain market

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Much obligedSubscription

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Outcomes-focused regulation was intended to offer firms greater flexibility, but many now cite compliance obligations as a significant burden. Leading commentators and practitioners talk to Lucy Trevelyan about trends in regulation, and offer their top tips for effective compliance.

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All the answersSubscription

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Tom Wagstaff talks about the story behind his firm’s award-winning knowledge management system and shares his top 10 tips for delivering a successful knowledge management project

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Come back fightingSubscription

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Five years ago, ELS Legal was hit by scandal: one of its partners had defrauded a client of millions of pounds. Partner Richard Spector talks to Duncan Wood about the firm’s comeback, and how it has innovated to succeed.

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A flying startSubscription

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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

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The generation game

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Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce, says Rachel Brushfield

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First impressionSubscription

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What does it take to manage a small firm successfully? Sally Azarmi, the new chair of the small firms committee, looks at how the Small Firms Division supported its members in its first year, and outlines its plans for 2016.

Barry Wilkinson

Fund of informationSubscription

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Lending to law firms has changed significantly in recent years, from the old traditional funding market, to a ‘new norm’ with a more sophisticated range of products to suit different parts of the sector. Barry Wilkinson investigates.

Sue Bramall

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Do you know which of your firm’s business development activities translate into the most high quality enquiries? How well do you convert those enquiries into instructions? Sue Bramall provides a beginner’s guide to maximising conversion

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Cloud of suspicionSubscription

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The legal sector is clearly sceptical about cloud services – only 15 per cent of law firms currently use the technology. But, says Nigel Wright, the rest are missing out on real benefits to their business, people and clients.

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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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