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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Business networking in the festive season: Five last minute tips

21 December 2016

Networking with clients and colleagues at informal events is a serious business - especially during the festive season.

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Are you losing business every day?

21 December 2016

Bernadette Bennett, legal commercial manager at Moneypenny, provides some tips to improve your firm’s call handling.

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

20 December 2016

John 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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Jonathan Whittle: Lexis Nexis’ research on small law firms

20 December 2016

John Whittle reveals how small firms are viewing future business prospects

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Setting up shop – how to start up a small law firm (09 March 2017, Birmingham)

Are you toying with the idea of starting your own small law firm? Maybe it’s a long-held dream, or perhaps you’ve reached a turning point in your job / life? Whatever the reason or circumstance, this event will give you all the encouragement you need to take the first step. Featuring presentations from small firm entrepreneurs (both experienced and new start-up) and others, this is your opportunity to hear first-hand testimony and practical advice from experts and practitioners. 

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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 2016/17 Engagement Programme.

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Dedicated to 1 to 4 partner firms, offering A+ rated or equivalent professional indemnity insurance cover from a unique panel of markets.

Small firms division annual conferences

These flagship conferences in London and Leeds champion the interests of small firms and sole practitioners. The events comprise a half-day of small firms-focused conference sessions, practical tips and networking opportunities.

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