All Law Management articles

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    News

    Financial resilience for law firms: Should you take up any of the coronavirus financial assistance schemes?

    2020-05-19T17:04:00Z

    Andrew Allen looks at the potential risks of some of the government schemes designed to support businesses through lockdown, and looks at other ways law firms can ensure their financial resilience during the pandemic and beyond

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    Feature

    The new normal: how to prepare your firm for post-lockdown working

    2020-05-13T12:35:00Z

    Nadia Biles Davies looks at some of the questions law firms need to ask themselves and their people now to prepare for returning to work after lockdown

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    Feature

    Coronavirus – practical financial and tax guidance to law firms

    2020-04-21T14:56:00Z

    Andrew Allen collates guidance for law firms to help them through the coming weeks and months when they face the business challenges arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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    News

    Economic crime levy

    2020-04-20T08:40:00Z

    The chancellor has announced the government’s intention to introduce a new levy on anti-money laundering-regulated businesses (including law firms).

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    Feature

    Professional indemnity insurance renewal – the top four questions answered

    2020-04-08T09:58:00Z

    Martin MacHale answers four of law firms’ most commonly-asked questions about their professional indemnity insurance renewal

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    Best of the web – April 2020

    2020-04-08T08:00:00Z

    Many of our ways of working are changing. We round up a selection of practice management comment, features and news from across the web.

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    The Law Management Section Financial Benchmarking Survey 2020 report

    2020-04-08T07:11:00Z

    The results of the Financial Benchmarking Survey 2020 are out.

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    Feature

    Take on trust

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    In 2018, Hodge Jones  Allen became the first law firm in England and Wales to transfer its entire business into an employee ownership trust. Patrick Allen looks at how and why they switched, and how to decide if it could work for your firm

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    Feature

    Tuning the pipeline

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    In the second of a series of articles on management information, John Humpherson and Barry Wilkinson look at how to use it at different stages of your work pipeline, to identify and improve everything from cashflow to time recording

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    Feature

    Moving on

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    In the second of a two-part series on complaints, Rebecca Atkinson looks at what steps you should be taking when a complaint has been received, and how best to resolve complaints to avoid them reaching the Legal Ombudsman

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    Feature

    On the money

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    In the first of a new series, Paul McCluskey looks at how law firm banking has changed in the last decade, and what impact third-party managed accounts could have in future

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    Feature

    Money matters

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Law firms face the challenge of managing the tension between professionalism and commercialism. Most provide high-quality advice to clients, but many struggle with capturing a fair share of that value and turning output into profit and cash. Alex Shacklock looks at how to improve commercial performance in any law ...

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    Feature

    Intelligence gathering

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) can be a leader’s greatest asset, or if ignored, their greatest risk. Dr Amanda Potter looks at why EQ matters in the workplace, and how you can develop yours

  • Alison Lobb
    Feature

    Liverpool empire

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Fresh from a team and individual win at the 2019 Excellence Awards, Alison Lobb , managing partner of Morecrofts in Liverpool, talks to Duncan Wood about connecting with local businesses, developing talent and promoting diversity

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    A world of difference

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Diversity in law firms – in terms of not only protected characteristics, but also experiences, attitudes and ways of thinking – can bring benefits in everything from financial performance to employee engagement. Lucy Trevelyan investigates.

  • Ann Harrison
    Opinion

    Changing times

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Ann Harrison considers the future for legal businesses after coronavirus, and if it could lead to positive change

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    Feature

    Shuffle the cards

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Exchanging business cards at networking events is part of most law firms’ business development activity. Bob Spence looks at why this may not be the best use of time, and how else you can build your network and win new business  

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    Feature

    Bring out the best

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    ‘Bring your own device’ policies can bring real benefits, from increased productivity to costs savings. But there are also risks – and since employees always find ways to make their lives easier, you’re probably already at risk without knowing it. Jo-Anne Wild provides a simple guide for law firms ...

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    Feature

    The eye of the beholder

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    You may think you can change your brand by changing your logo, but brand is far more about how clients and staff – both current and potential – perceive you. Ben Trott looks at how to understand and influence your firm’s brand

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    News

    COVID-19 legal relief initiative

    2020-03-27T16:06:00Z

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Law Society partner Clio has launched a $1million USD legal relief initiative.