Small Firms Division

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

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Brexit and the legal sector

12 July 2016

The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.

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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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Is your client data secure?

7 June 2016

Data theft is big business. Tim Jackson examines the growing trend and suggests some measures small firms can put in place to reduce their risk.

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Running for my life

7 June 2016By

Sally Azarmi began training for the London Marathon last year, despite never having run competitively before, and having a painful condition in one leg. And the training taught her more about running her law firm than she ever could have expected

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Judicial appointments: Understanding the application process (22 June)

The free event will be aimed primarily at solicitors who are looking to apply for the DDJ(MC) competition launching in June/July. 


Setting up shop – how to start up a small law firm (7 July 2016, London)

Are you toying with the idea of starting your own small law firm? This free Small Firms Division / Family Section networking event will feature presentations from small firm entrepreneurs to give you practical support and guidance to help you take that first step

Webinar: education for solicitors - what does continuing competence mean?

15 June 2016

In April 2015 the SRA announced that it would implement a new approach to continuing competence. The new approach will be implemented for all solicitors from 1 November 2016.

Webinar: cybersecurity encryption

15 June 2016

This webinar has been designed particularly for solicitors working in small law firms and will highlight the problems with using unsecured email, free cloud systems like Dropbox, Google Docs, Google Drive etc and sets out the requirements for law firm IT systems that managers need to be requesting from their IT suppliers.

Webinar: practical advice on increasing fee-earner productivity

15 June 2016

Join this webinar to gain practical guidance to increase productivity, and in turn increase revenue potential. 

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Pricing for profit and happier clients (24 September 2015)

15 June 2016

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Law Management Section membership, Nigel Haddon examines pricing following the Legal Services Act

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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 2015/16 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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