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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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A safe pair of hands: choosing the right financial planning referee

18 July 2019

The rules around referrals will be changing under the new SRA Standards and Regulations. Dave Seager of SIFA Professional explains what you should look for in a new financial advice partner to ensure the referral is in the best interests of your client.

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My take on freelance solicitors? Bring it on!

5 July 2019By Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan discusses how it’s up to small firm practitioners to grasp the opportunity presented by freelance working.

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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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Freelance solicitors - what’s the deal?: Small Firms Division regulation update and summer networking (17 July , London)

The chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee, invites you to hear about the major developments in the regulatory environment coming your way.

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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

Annual conferences 2019

Joshua Rosenburg QC

Joshua Rosenburg QC (Hons), leading legal commentator and journalist, will give the key note at this year's half-day conferences, tailored specifically for solicitors working in small firms and sole practices.

Book your place now and grab an early bird rate offer!

19 September, London

3 October, Leeds

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