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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Opinion

    Should we invest in AI? Priorities and threats to the high street firm

    2018-11-23T16:25:00Z

    Joe Reevy offers his personal perspective on why law firms need to keep their focus commercial and to avoid getting distracted by the next big thing.

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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

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    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

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    The big catch

    2017-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Tendering for legal work is more common than ever for small to medium-sized law firms. Steph Hogg explains how to handle the bidding process, and Sarah Barrett - Vane outlines the specifics for public sector tendering.

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    Live and learn

    2017-01-31T00:00:00Z

    The continuing competence regime has now been compulsory for just over two months. Diana Bentley talks to the regulator, firms and industry experts about how the change is being implemented in practice

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    A bright future

    2016-11-08T00:00:00Z

    A range of challenges face partners looking to plan effectively for their retirement in the current volatile marketplace. Mark Waddilove looks at the options, and which to choose at different stages of your retirement planning

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    Moving with the times

    2016-08-02T00:00:00Z

    Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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    First things first

    2016-05-06T11:32:00Z

    A clear understanding of your firm’s brand – at its simplest, what it sells, to whom, and why – is an essential first step in ensuring you deploy your marketing resource effectively to win the business you want. Ben Kamble explains

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    The generation game

    2016-02-10T10:29:00Z

    Today’s law firms have up to five different generations in their workplace, each with its own values, motivations, needs and wants. And traditional law firm management needs to change to accommodate a multigenerational workforce, says Rachel Brushfield

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    Taking names

    2015-11-03T00:00:00Z

    Identity theft – especially the creation by cybercriminals of bogus firms – is one the biggest risks facing law firms today. But there are some simple steps you can take to mitigate the risk. Rhonda Treacy-Hales explains

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    Off and running

    2015-08-19T18:30:00Z

    In the third of our series on outsourcing for law firms, Kerry Underwood considers the benefits of offshoring legal work, and outlines his firm’s approach

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    Paying the price

    2015-05-14T15:41:00Z

    Clients are more demanding on fees than ever before, and that pressure shows no signs of waning. But how can you set pricing so it’s both acceptable to the client, and sufficiently profitable for the firm? Robert Mowbray outlines a three-step approach