It may be obvious why you need a business plan - Tom Blandford of Armstrong Watson considers some of the less obvious reasons.
The SRA has revealed that in a random survey of 500 firms, 75% were only in partial compliance with the new price transparency rules. Dave Seager, managing director of SIFA Professional, explains why solicitors should view price transparency as a great opportunity to refresh their websites and attract new clients.
Rosy Rourke of Armstrong Watson presents a guide to accurate cash flow forecasting and projections for firms of all sizes, and explains why they are a somewhat overlooked business planning tool.
In the final part of Armstrong Watson’s series on starting up your own firm, Andy Poole explains applying to the SRA for authorisation.
In the third part of Armstrong Watson’s series on starting up your own firm, Andy Poole discusses the major tax considerations.
Under the new SRA Code of Conduct coming this November, all referrals to IFAs must be based on a written agreement if a fee-sharing agreement is in place. How can solicitors achieve this while protecting and evidencing clients’ best interests, asks Justin Rourke
Sally Azarmi, director of Azarmi & Co and chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee, recommends keeping close track of business expenses
Jon Whittle shares insights on the problems facing small firms today
Paul Bennett endorses the ‘art of the telephone call’
Jon Whittle reveals how small firms are viewing future business prospects
Andy Poole covers top considerations that individuals should take into account in starting a new law firm
Marcus Hayes, managing director of Mason Hayes, tells us how he runs his niche practice as a competitive business.
Having set up and expanded her sole practice, Melanie Craig, principal of Craig solicitors, says providing outstanding client care is the key to success.
A Q and A with Sally Azarmi, new chair of the small firms committee, reveals exciting plans for 2016 as she sets out her priorities and introduces the small firms division engagement programme.