All Law Management articles – Page 5

  • Duncan Wood

    Power source


    There has been a certain amount of historical reluctance on the part of some law firms to outsource services to a third party, but with the huge changes inflicted on the legal profession in 2020, the tide seems to be turning, explains Duncan Wood

  • Anita Sheehan

    New year’s revolution


    The start of the year is traditionally a time to make resolutions. But in a time of uncertainty in the market, our businesses and ourselves, how can we build a sense of hope and positivity for the year ahead? Anita Sheehan explains how self-worth can help

  • Ed Whittington and Helen Goatley

    Moore the merrier


    Lucy Trevelyan talks to Helen Goatley and Ed Whittington from Moore Barlow about completing a merger during a global pandemic

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    It’s good to talk


    In the second of our series on conversations about mental health, Lubna Gem Arielle looks at common myths around mental health, and provides a model for having a conversation with a colleague about their mental health

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    First peek


    The 2021 Law Management Section Financial Benchmarking Survey will be published in the next couple of months. In the meantime, Andy Harris , author of the report, shares some of the early findings

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    Dream machine


    Adrian Hextall looks at how technology has supported businesses in 2020, and what might lie ahead for technology in professional services

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    Distance learning


    The pandemic has presented challenges for all of us, and the heightened stress has led to an increase in conflict – exacerbated by not being physically together. Julian Hall  looks at conflict in the workplace, and how to foster healthy conflict 

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    First impressions count


    What makes a strong and effective law firm website? Nick Francis provides a simple guide to assessing your site and identifying areas for improvement, to make sure your site showcases your firm and helps you win clients

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    Content is king


    Many of the traditional channels for business development were shut down or limited in the pandemic. Douglas McPherson looks at how to use one channel always open to law firms: content marketing

  • Ann Harrison

    Back and forth


    As she prepares to step down as chair of the Law Management Section committee, Ann Harrison reflects on what she’s learned during her three-year tenure

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    Before and after


    Back in March 2020, Victoria Moffatt posted a list of predictions on how the pandemic would affect the legal sector. Here, she looks back at which have come true, and what she thinks might be next for the sector in 2021

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    Action stations


    Kevin Parish provides a broad round-up of what law firms should be doing now to recover and rebuild post-COVID-19, covering everything from your business plan to flexible working, and from lock-up to property

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    Law firm debt and funding: is there a tiff on the horizon between firms and banks?


    Andrew Allen looks at how the debt profile of many law firms has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, how this has affected the relationship between law firms and banks, and what firms can do to address their debt and funding now

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    Five ways in which the legal office is changing


    Law firms are beginning to recognise that COVID-19 has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reset how and where work is done. Ann Clarke, director of future workplace at Claremont, which specialises in legal office interior design, shares five ways that legal offices are changing as a result of ...

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    Best-laid plans: the importance of planning for law firms


    Business growth coach Karl Morris explains the strategic importance of effective planning for law firms.

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    Law Society Connect: the meeting place for small firm members


    Law Society Connect is a new digital community where members meet, find tips and advice, share information and connect with other small firm practitioners.

  • Norton Rose Fulbright and CIty Hall

    Legal services in national lockdown – 2021


    The UK government has published guidance on the new national lockdown announced on 4 January 2021.

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    Guide to legal services in the Brexit free trade agreement


    On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU reached a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Law Society has published an initial analysis.

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    Transparency progress in legal services


    On 17 December, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a review of progress in the legal services sector, noting positive changes.

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    Will the fallout from the pandemic help or hinder progression of gender diversity in the legal profession?


    Alison Woods and Catherine Taylor look at the impact of the pandemic on female lawyers – who have been shown to be shouldering most of the burden of caring responsibilities in lockdown. What can law firm leaders do to improve flexible and blended working opportunities for all staff?