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Small Firms Division

Welcome to the Small Firms Division - the community for small firms and sole practitioners

We commission exclusive articles designed to support small law firms and sole practices, and showcase the experiences and expertise of these businesses and the people who work in them

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Four reasons why you need a business plan

18 June 2019

It may be obvious why you need a business plan - Tom Blandford of Armstrong Watson considers some of the less obvious reasons.

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Why it's time to embrace price transparency

10 June 2019

The SRA has revealed that in a random survey of 500 firms, 75% were only in partial compliance with the new price transparency rules. Dave Seager, managing director of SIFA Professional, explains why solicitors should view price transparency as a great opportunity to refresh their websites and attract new clients.

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Sally Azarmi: cut back on overheads

20 December 2016

Sally Azarmi, director of Azarmi & Co and chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee, recommends keeping close track of business expenses

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Jon Whittle: what are the challenges facing small law firms?

20 December 2016

Jon Whittle shares insights on the problems facing small firms today

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Paul Bennett: stand out with better communication

20 December 2016

Paul Bennett endorses the ‘art of the telephone call’ 

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Jon Whittle: Lexis Nexis’ research on small law firms

20 December 2016

Jon Whittle reveals how small firms are viewing future business prospects

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Personal branding workshop for small firm practitioners (8 July, Crewe)

Join an insightful and practical one-hour workshop facilitated by Rachel Brushfield to find out how to bring your own personal brand to life.

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Podcast: Publishing complaints procedures

5 February 2019

Tracey Calvert explains how to publish a complaints procedure that complies with the SRA price and service transparencey rules.

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Podcast: Guidance on transparency requirements when acting for small businesses

24 January 2019

Tracey Calvert explains how to apply the new price transparency rules when acting for a small business.

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Exclusive: Free Westlaw small firm updates

We give you exclusive free access to case law and legislation updates, regulatory developments and news in a range of practice areas, through our monthly updates provided by Westlaw UK

About the Small firms Division

Your Small Firms Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners.

See our 2018/19 Engagement Programme

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