Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison is a member of the Law Management Section committee, and chairwoman of Stephensons Solicitors LLP, a top-150 law firm with offices in London and the north-west

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    Opinion

    A spring in our step

    2019-07-02T00:00:00

    Law Management Section chair Ann Harrison looks back at a busy spring for the Section, including our annual conference, the publication of our new Financial Benchmarking Survey, and a redesign of our magazine

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    A weather eye

    2019-04-09T10:32:00

    Ann Harrison took over as chair of the Law Management Section in February 2018. Snowed in by the Beast from the East, she reflects on the benefits of good management principles, and how the sector is changing

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    Lead time

    2019-04-09T00:00:00

    Law Management Section chair Ann Harrison considers what we can learn from Brexit about leadership and the importance of strategic thinking and influencing skills for today’s leaders

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    From the front

    2019-01-15T00:13:00

    It is an old trope that there is a difference between a good leader and a good manager – but law firm leaders need to be both. Ann Harrison looks at the skillsets involved, and the additional challenges of management in the legal sector

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    Opinion

    Fail to plan...

    2019-01-15T00:00:00

    As we kick off 2019, many firms will be starting their business planning cycle for the new financial year. But is your firm’s planning as good as it could be? Ann Harrison asks some searching questions

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    Opinion

    Summer daze

    2018-10-02T00:00:00

    On your sun lounger this summer, were you preoccupied with concerns about your firm: recruitment and retention, say, or Brexit, or narrowing profit margins? Ann Harrison looks at how the Section is helping you to navigate the challenges ahead

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    Awards season

    2018-07-03T09:03:00

    Ann Harrison looks back at the Section’s annual conference and the implementation of the GDPR, and ahead to our autumn event and the Excellence Awards ceremony

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    Feature

    The Annual Conference: the highlights

    2018-07-03T00:00:00

    The Law Management Section annual conference took place in London on 26 April. Ann Harrison, chair of the Section, provides the highlights from the panel session, and members of the committee offer their key takeaways from the day

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    All systems go

    2018-01-16T00:00:00

    Procuring and implementing a new case or practice management system is a huge project, and one that Ann Harrison knows well: her firm is just two months after go-live. Here, she provides some tips on how to get the process right in your own firm

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    In the balance

    2017-10-10T00:00:00

    The legal press is full of stories about the risks of the new General Data Protection Regulation, but might there be an upside to compliance? Ann Harrison looks at the potential benefits – as well as the burdens and risks.

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    Full steam ahead

    2016-02-10T10:36:00

    A new Law Society report predicts what the future might look like for the legal sector. Three members of the Law Management Section committee outline their own approaches to future-proofing your firm in an uncertain market