All Law Management articles

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    Win a crate of prosecco – take part in the Financial Benchmarking Survey 2019


    Complete the Financial Benchmarking Survey before 31 August for a chance to win a crate of prosecco. 

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    A weather eye


    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

  • Sue Bramall

    Pick and choose


    What’s the right option for marketing in your firm? Should you have a marketing committee or make a single partner responsible? Should you appoint internally, recruit or outsource? Sue Bramall provides her top tips

  • Sally Azarmi

    Share and share alike


    New coworking and shared workspaces are popping up all over England and Wales. But can they work for law firms? Sally Azarmi outlines the benefits she’s found since she started coworking

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    Webinar: Pricing transparency (OnDemand)

    This webinar examines the psychology of how to show pricing to demonstrate value to clients.

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    Flying start


    Recruitment and retention is a growing challenge for all firms, especially of lawyers starting their careers. So what are firms doing to attract and retain junior lawyers? Diana Bentley investigates, in the first article of our special focus on junior lawyers

  • Leanne Yendell

    A fresh perspective


    In the second article in our special focus on junior lawyers, Leanne Yendell looks at how your newly qualified lawyers can help you with everything from understanding client needs to building an effective workplace culture

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    A difficult age


    Steven Petty co-founded a niche law firm in 2014. As the firm passes its fifth birthday, he looks back on the challenges and the lessons learned

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    Power of three


    Leonard Curtis Legal has an unusual offering: as well as providing in-house legal advice to its parent professional services business, it offers advice to external clients, and supports lenders. Director Andrew Gregory talks strategy, challenges and plans with Lucy Trevelyan

  • Andrew Allen

    Blow-by-blow account


    Andrew Allen provides an overview of the changes to the SRA Accounts Rules, expected to come into force in April 2019. What are the challenges and opportunities, and what do firms need to do now to prepare?

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    The client is king


    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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    From the front


    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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    Shifting sands


    PII is in flux. The market is hardening, free post-run-off cover is ceasing, regulatory changes will introduce classes of solicitor with less or no cover, and proposed changes could reduce minimum cover. Steve Ray  and Jenny Screech round up the changes, and the likely effects

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    Border control


    With only two months to go before the UK leaves the EU, Laura Devine looks at what steps should law firms be taking now in relation to staff members who are either EU citizens or family members of EU citizens 

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    The devil’s in the detail


    Jonathon Bray provides a personal perspective on the SRA’s new rulebook, and the complexity it could create in the profession

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    Checks and balances


    You may think checklists are only for the newly qualified. But, as Hélène Russell explains, they can reduce human error, free you up to focus on complex legal work and save your firm time and money 

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    Growing pains


    No form of growth is easy, but in a competitive market, no firm can afford to rest on its laurels. Mark Briegal and Howard Hackney look at the pros and cons of the three main ways of growing your firm: merger, acquisition, and organic growth

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    Virtuous cycle


    IT compliance is a challenge for any business, and particularly those in the legal sector. But you can simplify and streamline the process by implementing a continuous compliance culture – and technology can help. Javid Khan explains

  • Andrew Otterburn

    The road ahead


    Members of the Law Management Section committee led sessions at a roadshow this winter to highlight the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead for law firm financial advisers and finance directors. Andrew Otterburn reports back

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    Letter of the law


    Reuben Glynn reviews a new title on effective leadership in small businesses