As the adage counsels us, without time off work people become bored and boring. We asked experts on our small firms committee to reveal their top tips for planning some business friendly ‘downtime’. Here’s a selection of their advice for small firm practitioners.
Having your own business where your business is offering advice can be frustrating, especially amongst friends, suggests Tim Browne, business coach and key note speaker at this year’s Small Firms division annual conference.
What sources of funding are available for law firms, and how readily available are they? Andy Preece, commercial funding director at Armstrong Watson LLP, lists seven options.
Last week the SRA announced it would proceed with controversial proposals to require firms to publish pricing information on their websites. Michael Lonergan, policy adviser, provides a summary of the changes as they affect small firms and what the Law Society plans to do to help members adapt to the changes.
In part two of our series on GDPR, Pearl Moses, Head of Risk and Compliance, Law Society, looks at the new requirement of data subject access requests and how to manage them.
In these times of heightened security, it is important that every employee in your firm handling or receiving mail can identify a suspicious letter or parcel. Jason Wakefield, sales director at Todd Research, gives his top tips to ensure your postroom security is as tight as it can be.
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.