Features and Opinion

  • Zulon Begum
    Feature

    Raising your game

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    From partner capital calls to public listing, there are many options for law firms looking to raise capital for growth and investment. Zulon Begum looks at the challenges and benefits of each approach

  • Sally Azarmi
    Feature

    Share and share alike

    2019-03-12T16:16:00Z

    New coworking and shared workspaces are popping up all over England and Wales. But can they work for law firms? Sally Azarmi outlines the benefits she’s found since she started coworking

  • Andrew Otterburn
    Feature

    The road ahead

    2019-01-15T00:06:00Z

    Members of the Law Management Section committee led sessions at a roadshow this winter to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead for law firm financial advisers and finance directors. Andrew Otterburn reports back

  • simon mccrum
    Feature

    Turning over a new leaf

    2018-07-03T00:00:00Z

    The Law Management Section’s Finance and Business Forum takes place this November. Simon McCrum provides a sneak peek of what he’ll be talking about in his session: why turnover is the wrong measure of a law firm’s success

  • jigsaw heart being pulled away by a hand
    Feature

    Heart of the matter

    2016-11-08T00:00:00Z

    If you are looking to merge or be acquired, you need to understand your firm’s value, and maximise it by effective planning and due diligence. Grania Langdon-Down talks to the experts

  • charles christian 140x96
    Feature

    Big thinking

    2016-08-02T00:00:00Z

    Big data isn’t about sheer volume of data – it’s about how to use the data available to make effective business-critical decisions. As Charles Christian explains, it can help you to understand your business better, recognise trends and improve performance

  • resolve landscape
    Feature

    A flying start

    2016-02-10T10:31:00Z

    What are your new year’s resolutions for your business in 2016? Top of the list should be analysing and managing profitability, according to John Playfair . He provides his top five tips for improving law firm profits, to ensure you realise your full potential

  • Exit
    Feature

    Emergency exit

    2015-11-03T00:00:00Z

    With firms feeling increasingly squeezed from all sides, it may seem tempting to divest yourself of underperforming practice areas. But getting it wrong could just make things worse. Grania Langdon-Down looks at the dos and don’ts

  • Ian Muirhead
    Opinion

    Staking a claim

    2015-02-15T19:37:00Z

    The legal regulators are predicting major change for the profession in 2015 in response to market and client pressures. Ian Muirhead presents an overview of potential competitive threats from the financial services

  • Tony Stockdale
    Feature

    Taking stock

    2014-11-11T15:35:00Z

    When Tony Stockdale began working with Linder Myers, the firm was on the brink of collapse. In conversation with Caroline Roddis , he explains how he turned the firm around, and what he thinks the future holds

  • Andrew Otterburn
    Feature

    Lock and key

    2014-11-11T00:00:00Z

    Setting and monitoring key performance indicators can help law firms to focus on the factors that most affect their success. Andrew Otterburn provides a beginner’s guide

  • Steven Petty
    Feature

    Office politics

    2014-05-07T00:00:00Z

    As firms struggle to adapt to the pace of change in the legal market, premises costs can make the difference between success and failure. Steven Petty explains how you can manage these costs to the benefit of your firm

  • Setfords
    Feature

    Set apart

    2013-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Guy and Chris Setford of Setfords Solicitors on the benefits of moving to a fee-sharing model

  • Managing for Success February 2013 cover image
    Feature

    Managing for Success February 2013

    2013-02-08T19:07:00Z

    This edition features the Financial Benchmarking Survey, ABSs, retirement planning, regulatory change, a business health check, data protection, client care letters, PR, change management, risk management, fees for PI work, and pensions auto-enrolment  

  • Managing for Success August 2012 cover image
    Feature

    Managing for Success August 2012

    2012-08-06T19:21:00Z

    This edition features ABSs, becoming a niche practice, tax planning, legal project management, using your partner reward system to achieve competitive advantage, and the challenges for legal businesses of the move towards paperless courts  

  • Managing for Success May 2012 cover image
    Feature

    Managing for Success May 2012

    2012-05-08T19:32:00Z

    This edition features the LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey, how to access and use business intelligence, the Lexcel and the Excellence in People standards, ABSs, leadership, compliance planning, whistleblowing, and lean techniques