Features and Opinion – Page 5

  • Andrew Allen
    Feature

    Life partners

    2014-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Andrew Allen discusses the impact on law firms of the partnership changes announced in the autumn statement, including to the self-employment status of LLP members, and to the operation of ‘mixed partnerships’

  • Robert Banner
    Feature

    Cash in hand

    2014-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business, and a lack thereof can be a key reason for financial instability. Behind good cashflow are effective cash management policies and a culture set up to deliver them. Barry Wilkinson and Robert Banner explain how to show your firm the money ...

  • Ian Muirhead
    Feature

    Multi-tasking?

    2014-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Ian Muirhead asks why multi-disciplinary practices have been less popular than they were seemingly envisaged to be by the Legal Services Act, and presents a personal view on the role of joint ventures between solicitors and independent financial advisers

  • Georgine Beechinor
    Feature

    New obligations

    2014-02-12T00:00:00Z

    By 2018, all UK firms will be required to enrol all eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme. Georgina Beechinor looks at how these changes and developments will affect law firms, and what you should be doing now to prepare

  • Helen Broughton
    Feature

    Private lives

    2013-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Six months on from the major changes to family legal aid, many firms are still grappling with the move from legal aid to private clients. Helen Broughton explains some of the management and financial challenges, and how to deal with them

  • Ian Brown
    Feature

    Golden Brown

    2013-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Wosskow Brown managing partner, Ian Brown, on securing new banking facilities worth nearly £2m

  • 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

  • Ian Muirhead
    Feature

    War of independence

    2013-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Ian Muirhead provides a personal perspective on the Solicitors Regulation Authority decision to allow referrals from non-independent financial advisers, and looks at how law firms can select advisers they can trust with their referred clients

  • Richard Burcher
    Feature

    The rules of civility

    2013-08-13T00:00:00Z

    The cuts to civil legal aid have hit both members of the public and law firms hard. Richard Burcher looks at the strategic options for firms deciding whether or not to continue with civil legal aid work

  • David Beech
    Feature

    Here be Dragons

    2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

    David Beech of Knights Solicitors on securing private  equity investment

  • Helen Broughton
    Feature

    Back to basics: Cashflow

    2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Knowing your worst and best cashflow months will help you decide when to make additional items of expenditure and how to negotiate overdrafts

  • Nick of time
    Feature

    In the nick of time

    2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The news is full of horror stories about law firms going under, but if firms act as soon as they find themselves in trouble – and even before – they could avoid becoming just another statistic. Nick Jarrett-Kerr gives his 12 top tips for financial recovery

  • Nigel Haddon
    Feature

    From tip to toe

    2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Nigel Haddon reviews a new free e-book which aims to help firms to be more profitable through 12 ‘top tips’, covering everything from recruitment to instructing barristers

  • 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
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    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