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Law Management Section

January 2017

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New year, new plansSubscription

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Robert Banner looks ahead to 2017 and what it could bring for law firm leaders

Features

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Walking papers

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In 2008, Quanticks was one of the first law firms to go completely paperless. Neil Quantick explains why he made the switch, how you can do the same, and the benefits it can bring

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Smashing the ceiling

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As one of few female Asians to run an international law firm in London, Pavani Reddy has risen to the top of her profession. She speaks to Duncan Wood about the challenges of being made partner before the age of 30, taking on troublesome cases, and breaking the glass ceiling

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The good fightSubscription

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Most of us shy away from conflict, and when we are involved, it’s often not productive, damaging relationships and the effectiveness of our teams. Julian Hall explains how to avoid unnecessary conflict, and approach necessary conflict in a productive way

Barry Wilkinson

Crunch timeSubscription

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Recent media reports of firms punishing fee-earners for not effectively recording their time have raised questions of why time capture is so important for law firms. Barry Wilkinson argues the case

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The big catch

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Tendering for legal work is more common than ever for small to medium-sized law firms. Steph Hogg explains how to handle the bidding process, and Sarah Barrett -Vane outlines the specifics for public sector tendering.

Joanna Kingston-Davies

On the mapSubscription

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Joanna Kingston-Davies outlines her experience of developing a new strategy for a firm, implementing that strategy, communicating it through a strategy map, and using balanced scorecards to measure success

Sue Bramall

Site for sore eyesSubscription

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If you’re looking to relaunch your firm’s website, or develop a site for a new firm, you need to know the common pitfalls to avoid, to give you the best chance of success. Sue Bramall and Peter Wright offer some real-life cautionary tales

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Live and learn

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The continuing competence regime has now been compulsory for just over two months. Diana Bentley talks to the regulator, firms and industry experts about how the change is being implemented in practice

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Line of defenceSubscription

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Cybercriminals often target what they see as the weakest point in a law firm’s security: its people. But, argues Robert Rutherford, your people can be your greatest strength if they are trained to recognise, block and report suspicious activity

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People powerSubscription

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The legal recruitment market is changing in every way – employers, employees and clients. How can you attract and keep the people you need to build a thriving business? Nicola Jones and Jane Green-Armytage explain

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The main eventSubscription

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Events can help you promote your firm to new and existing clients, and build relationships – but only if you do it well. Annaliese Fiehn provides her top tips for planning an event

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  • Financial Management
  • Staffing Models
  • IT
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  • Cyber Security

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