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Protecting your people and profits ​– a guide for SME law

28 March 2018

What are the consequences and considerations if a key person, or fee earner, within your firm is unable to work? Do you have adequate protection in place to mitigate against the risks of this?

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What are your new year small firm business resolutions?

4 January 2018

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.

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Starting a new law firm – Part II. Structure

3 January 2018

Andy Poola covers top considerations that individuals should take into account in starting a new law firm

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Getting ready for the GDPR – can we help?

18 December 2017

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.

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Small firms urged to follow five simple steps to thrive online

23 October 2017

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.

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Starting a new law firm – what do I need to consider? Part 1

23 October 2017

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. 

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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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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 2017/18 Engagement Programme

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Starting a new law firm – Part II. Structure

Andy Poola covers top considerations that individuals should take into account in starting a new law firm

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Marcus Hayes - my niche practice firm

Marcus Hayes, managing director of Mason Hayes, tells us how he runs his niche practice as a competitive business. 

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Melanie Craig - my client-focussed firm

Having set up and expanded her sole practice, Melanie Craig, principal of Craig solicitors, says providing outstanding client care is the key to success.

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Q and A with Sally Azarmi

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.

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Helping hand: Tony Roe

On setting up his own small firm

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The heat is on: Katherine Rayden

On marketing her small firm

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