Exclusive preview from our magazine

  • Innovate - man plugs in a lightbulb with a question mark
    Feature

    What’s new?

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    So you want to be innovative? But where should you start? In the first of a two-part series, Katherine Thomas looks at what innovation is, why it matters, and how to do it effectively

  • Compete - climbing towards flag at top of mountain
    Feature

    Onwards and upwards

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Accountancy firms of all sizes are looking to build up their legal offerings. But will this challenge mid-sized law firms, or drive new ways of working together? And what effect will proposed regulatory changes have? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • client-is-king-380x254
    Feature

    The client is king

    2019-01-15T00:14:00Z

    How can you kickstart your firm’s growth in 2019? Emma Massingham offers a five-step plan for success through focusing on your targets and clients

  • Brexit - person in Union Jack jacket holding compass
    Feature

    Exit polls

    2018-10-02T00:00:00Z

    With odds shortening for a ‘fudged’ or no-deal Brexit, law firms are being advised to hope for the best but prepare for the worst, as the clock ticks down to March 2019. Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • Prevention and cure - weeping eye and bandage
    Feature

    Prevention and cure

    2018-07-03T09:03:00Z

    Law firms have been among the many businesses affected by sexual harassment allegations in recent months. Samantha Mangwana , introduced by Alison Downie , explains how to prevent sexual harassment in a law firm, and how to handle accusations if they do occur

  • people with thumbs up
    Feature

    The pursuit of happiness

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Would you consider your firm a happy place to work? Do you think your people feel the same way? It’s too easy to focus on success, to the exclusion of happiness, says Nick Jarrett-Kerr . So how can you make your firm a great place to work?

  • haddon rees
    Feature

    Flying start

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Are you looking for a way to improve your performance and outperform your competition in 2018? Nigel Haddon and Rob Lees explain how and why you should appoint a non-executive director for your firm.

  • on the up
    Feature

    On the up

    2017-10-10T00:00:00Z

    The take-up of apprenticeships in law firms has been cautious, but the concept is now starting to gain traction. Grania Langdon-Down speaks to firms about the practicalities, benefits and challenges of taking on apprentices. 

  • person holding floppy disk
    Feature

    Under control?

    2017-07-04T00:00:00Z

    Do you know that your law firm is a data controller under the new General Data Protection Regulation, and you must comply with them, or face fines of up to €20m or four per cent of your annual global turnover? Owen O’Rorke provides a beginner’s guide to compliance

  • person looking out at the sea from boat
    Feature

    Be prepared

    2017-04-11T00:00:00Z

    Many law firms do not have an effective business continuity plan in place, imagining that insurance will cover them, or even that a real catastrophe could never happen to them. Lisa Hesketh explains why a plan is vital for every firm