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Karen Jackson

Why small is beautiful in an increasingly competitive legal market

5 September 2017

Founder and managing director of Didlaw Ltd, senior solicitor Karen Jackson discusses the advantages being a smaller firm brings.

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Anti-money laundering Q&As

22 May 2017

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service can give you a helping hand. Its team of solicitors advises on practice and procedure on various subjects, including anti-money laundering.

Charles Hawtin

Reflecting on PII: Market trends and analysis of historic claims data

19 May 2017

Charles Hawtin, client service manager at Chancery Pii, reviews the SRA claims data findings and asks whether the data proves PII premiums are too high.

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So busy working in your law firm, you don't have time to work on your law firm?

16 May 2017

Showcasing their new book Driving Success for Your Law Firm , Eddie Ross, experienced business leader and recent CEO of Quality Solicitors and Sally Holdway, qualified solicitor and previous head of innovation for Quality Solicitors, give a preview of a plan which high street law firms can adopt.

Steve Roberts

Philip Hammond's first and last Spring Budget

14 March 2017

The biggest news on the tax front is the planned consultation on the tax differences between the employed and self employed, writes Steve Roberts, Tax Director, Armstrong Watson.

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Small Law firms and Auto Enrolment Pension requirements

2 March 2017

Justin Rourke, Financial Planning Consultant at Armstrong Watson, sets out the Auto enrolment responsibilities which now fall upon smaller firms regardless of the legal structure of the business. 

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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 2016/17 Engagement Programme

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Marcus Hayes - my niche practice firmVideo

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 firmVideo

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.

Tony Roe

Helping hand: Tony Roe

On setting up his own small firm

Katherine Rayden

The heat is on: Katherine Rayden

On marketing her small firm

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