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    SIF closure - how will this affect you?

    2020-01-20T14:52:00Z

    Linda Lee examines how closure of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund may affect some firms.

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    Reaching for the STARs

    2020-01-20T07:00:00Z

    Frank Maher outlines an action plan for COLPs and risk directors responsible for implementing the new SRA Standards and Regulations (STARs)

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    Law firms – #metoo?

    2020-01-20T06:30:00Z

    Peter Scott and Polly Rodway consider your regulatory obligations in the face of bullying and harassment allegations

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    Rise above

    2020-01-20T06:00:00Z

    Eleanor Evans looks at managing the risks involved in probate and estate administration 

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    A question of ethics

    2020-01-20T05:30:00Z

    Rebecca Atkinson road-tests some ethical issues which may arise in your firm and highlights what you should be considering in similar scenarios

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    10 steps to stop fraud

    2020-01-20T05:00:00Z

    Anti-money laundering is very much on the radar for the Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2020. Amy Bell recommends a focus on 10 key things to protect your firm

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    Accidental interests in possession

    2020-01-15T10:11:00Z

    Lesley King considers why it’s important to think through the inheritance tax consequences of giving a right to occupy.

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    Test subject

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Law firms have so much management information at their fingertips, but many focus on just a couple of financial metrics. John Humpherson and Barry Wilkinson look at how to use management information to improve your business processes

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    On the same side

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at some of the reasons why clients complain, and how to avoid complaints by focusing on providing ‘good’ service in key areas

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    Search and rescue

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Ben Trott provides a beginner’s guide to search engine optimisation – what it is, how it can help you win new clients, and the pitfalls to watch out for

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    Sparring partner

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Zulon Begum , Nicholas Hawkins and Rob Hind look at some of the common issues around dealing with allegations of partner misconduct in law firms

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    The long view

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Are you contemplating appointing apprentices for the first time, or broadening your use of apprentices? What can you learn from firms already on the journey? Diana Bentley reports

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    Seeing the light

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Identifying talent and potential in current and prospective staff is key to ensuring your firm is fit for the future, says Dr Amanda Potter . But how can you design a process that really works for your firm?

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    Human interest

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    The new SRA Standards and Regulations have made significant changes relating to referral arrangements, and clarified the regulator’s core view: that all referral arrangements must be in the client’s best interest. Paul Bennett explains

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    Zero hero

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Zero-based budgeting is often seen as a cost-cutting exercise, but used strategically, it can help you grow your business. Yarman Vachha explains the benefits of the approach, and how to implement it in your firm

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    Pay heed

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In April, the government is planning to make changes to IR35 – the rules around the tax treatment of off-payroll contractors. Scott Campbell explains the changes, and how they could apply to your firm

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    Come together

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Martin Griffiths and Sally Calverley provide an introduction to collaboration in law firms, from the hurdles to the benefits 

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    Worthy cause

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In the second of his series on self-worth, John Niland looks at how law firm partners and managers can develop self-worth in others, and the benefits this can bring to your business

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    Bright spark

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    David Farquharson co-founded Ignition Law to support start-up businesses. Lucy Trevelyan talks to him about starting up his own business, and how recruitment and culture have supported success

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    In balance

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Supporting work-life balance in your firm can help you attract and retain the best people and create an inclusive and high-performing workplace. Kiran Purewal offers her top tips