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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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Starting a new law firm – part III. Tax

22 March 2019By

In the third part of Armstrong Watson’s series on starting up your own firm, Andy Poole discusses the major tax considerations.

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Consider your cash requirements for the year ahead

8 February 2019By

Many firms don’t worry about cash until it’s too late, says Andy Poole. He explains why you should be constantly reviewing your cash requirements throughout the year, starting with your most important asset - your people.

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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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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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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.

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