Even if making resolutions is not your thing, creating a checklist of priority actions is a useful step towards achieving your goals in 2018. We asked experts from the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee to reveal their new year resolutions for business success. Here’s a selection of their comments and advice for small firm practitioners.
Time is running out for solicitors and law firms unprepared for the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - but help is at hand, says Pearl Moses, head of risk and compliance at the Law Society.
Cyber security can feel daunting for a small business, which is why we’ve made the UK’s most easy-to-access guide to help them thrive online, says Alison Whitney, the NCSC’s director for Engagement.
As specialist advisors to the legal sector, we have helped many firms to start practising. That has particularly been the case during the past couple of years as the profession has become more niche-focused.
In late September, the SRA published its three month consultation on the ongoing Handbook reform - Phase 2. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser, gives an overview of the consultation and encourages members to share their views on it.
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
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.