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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Tax is sometimes taxing – an overview of the new dividend rules

4 April 2016By ,

Last year George Osborne delivered the first budget of the new, Conservative, majority parliament and with this a huge change in how dividends are taxed.  The move was quite unexpected and will have serious implications, for large amounts of owner managed businesses.  

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Practice Advice - your helping hand

4 April 2016

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service can give you a helping hand. We are a team of solicitors who advise on practice and procedure on a wide variety of subjects, including anti-money laundering, conveyancing, client care and complaints handling.

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PII for small firms: top tips for securing affordable cover - Manchester, 26 May

Do you find the Pii renewal process difficult and time consuming? Attend our new small firms workshop to learn the top tips for getting the cover you need - without the usual frustrations.

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Sustainability for law firms: why it matters to us all - London 18 April

Free half-day workshop for small law firms to find out how your firm to save money, gain new clients and enhance your profile.

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Complaint management for small firms: how not to make things worse - Newcastle, 14 April

Featuring  practical, common sense approaches to the real challenges in risk and compliance, financial management and business development, this is your chance to learn from the experts, including local successful small firm practitioners.

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PR for small firms: practical guide to improve your public relations for maximum impact (21 April)

4 April 2016

This webinar will provide practical tips for you to improve your public relations for business development – on a shoe string! Deepen your understanding of the importance of public relations, and how this can positively impact your 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 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.

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