Last week, the Small Firms Division annual conference in London attracted its biggest audience yet. With the whole show coming to Leeds on 4 October, it’s the turn of the small firm community in the North to join in the excitement, says Satpal Roth of Leeds based Kher Solicitors Ltd.
The legal sector continues to face many challenges to its traditional methods and practices. For small law firms, recognising these challenges, and seeking advice and making plans to address them, is critical to their future survival and success. Rosy Rourke lists the top considerations at the moment for anyone running a small law firm.
Justin Rourke outlines three ways in which you can future-proof your firm for the future.
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.
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.