All Law Management articles – Page 18

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    Feature

    The pursuit of happiness

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Would you consider your firm a happy place to work? Do you think your people feel the same way? It’s too easy to focus on success, to the exclusion of happiness, says Nick Jarrett-Kerr . So how can you make your firm a great place to work?

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    Feature

    Future shock?

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    The legal press is full of stories about emerging technology, but is it really beneficial – and viable – for small to medium-sized firms? Dan Taylor believes it is, and that firms which don’t innovate now risk getting left behind

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    Opinion

    A weather eye

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    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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    Choice morsels

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Barry Wilkinson reviews a recent book on how to become the firm of choice, which takes the innovative approach of presenting its lessons through a case study of a firm wanting to make radical change

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    Feature

    The bearer of good news

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    This year, for the first time, the Law Management Section’s Financial Benchmarking Survey report is free for all practices. And the results show continued improvements across the market. Andy Harris explains

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    Plan ahead

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    The subject of succession planning is one that law firms are spending a lot of time considering, so just be aware of the implications on your PII cover, writes Jake Fox

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    Feature

    Protecting your people and profits ​– a guide for SME law

    2018-03-21T12:36:00Z

    What are the consequences and considerations if a key person, or fee earner, within your firm is unable to work? Do you have adequate protection in place to mitigate against the risks of this?

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    News

    Best of the web – March 2018

    2018-03-15T12:54:00Z

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on wellbeing and mental health, leadership, and technology and innovation. 

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    Feature

    Should your firm team up with an IFA?

    2018-02-19T10:11:00Z

    With accountancy firms moving into legal work, and unregulated legal advice on the rise, the competitive pressure on law firms is getting more intense. Could joining forces with independent financial advisers be the answer? Ian Muirhead presents his case.

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    Clarity for Lawyers: book review

    2018-02-01T10:52:00Z

    Peter Todd, training partner at Hodge Jones Allen LLP, explains why Clarity for Lawyers by Mark Adler and Daphne Perry, now in its 3 rd edition, is a must-read for all lawyers. 

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    Feature

    Best of the web – February 2018

    2018-02-01T10:28:00Z

    This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on financial management at law firms, motivation at work, owning up to workplace mistakes, business development, innovation and more.

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    Feature

    Just the job

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    The GDPR is just four months away. Firms may already be prepared for major changes to how they handle client data, but do you know it also applies to data on your people? Andrew Kimble and Dan Fawcett provide a guide for managing partners and HR professionals

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    Feature

    Follow my lead

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    As a law firm manager and leader, you need to ask yourself one key question: why should your team follow you? Mike Scott provides some top tips for earning the respect of your people and being an effective leader

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    Feature

    Flying start

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Are you looking for a way to improve your performance and outperform your competition in 2018? Nigel Haddon and Rob Lees explain how and why you should appoint a non-executive director for your firm.

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    Sliced and diced

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Larry Cattle looks at the value of small insights gained from research with your potential and current clients, and how it can make a big difference to client attraction and retention

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    Cracking the codes

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new compliance regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their potential impact, to help you plan ahead

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    Ringing the changes

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    January is, of course, a traditional time to take stock of the year past and look to the year ahead. So what did 2017 mean for small firms, and what might the new year hold? Sally Azarmi considers

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    Opinion

    Ringing the changes

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Robert Banner has been chair of the Law Management Section for four years. As he hands the baton over to a new chair, he reflects on the committee’s work and looks at what the first few months of 2018 hold 

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    Judgement call

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Professional judgement is an essential part of the practice of the law, but it is now even more essential, given the proposal to make it a regulatory requirement. Fiona Westwood looks at what it is, and how to develop and how to foster it in your firm

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    The highest bidder?

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Pay-per-click advertising is now a key part of marketing for law firms, but should you also consider bidding on your competitors’ keywords? Susan Hallam looks at the benefits and risks