As we come out of recession, 2014 is proving to be both an exciting but also challenging year. Some firms are starting to thrive, but others are struggling to survive.


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The Law Management Section Finance and Business Conference has always been a great opportunity to pick up new ideas, and this year’s conference once again includes some excellent and inspirational speakers. 


09.00 - 09.30    Registration with refreshments

09.30 - 09.40    Welcome and introduction (Andrew Otterburn, vice chair, Law Management Section Committee, The Law Society)

09.40 - 10.20    Plenary 1: How we shaped our firm and made it stand out in a crowded market (Mark Burns, managing partner, Clarion Solicitors)

10.20 - 11.00    Plenary 2: Managing and building a fast growing national firm (Colin Flanagan, chairman, central administration, Freeths

11.00 - 11.20    Refreshments break

11.20 - 12.00    Plenary 3: Financing options (Steve Arundale, head of Professional Sectors and Financial Institutions, Sectors and Specialist Business, Royal Bank of Scotland / Natwest)

12.00 - 12.45    Plenary 4: WIP profiling and its role in business improvement: Unlocking cash, reducing risk & creating opportunities (Zoe Holland,managing director, Zebra Legal Consulting)

12.45 - 13.45    Lunch and networking

13.45 - 14.15    Plenary 5: Interactive Q&A session

14.15 - 15.00    Plenary 6: Motivating and implementing seismic change from within - an insight into the rebranding of our firm (Sangita Manek, partner, Blaser Mills, Erika Moralez-Perez, associate solicitor, Blaser Mills, Lloyd Gash, associate solicitor, Blaser Mills)

15.00 - 15.20    Refreshments break

15.20 - 16.00    Plenary 7: Results of the Financial Benchmarking Survey 2014 (Trish Kinahan, partner, Hazlewoods)

16.00 - 16.40    Plenary 8: Recent changes from the SRA and what this means for your firm (Andrew Allen, partner, Francis Clark)

16.40 - 16.45    Closing remarks (Andrew Otterburn, vice chair, Law Management Section Committee, The Law Society)

16.46                Close

Who should attend?

Finance managers, directors and partners, Managing partners, chief executives