August 2014

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Valuable Insights

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Robert Banner looks back at the Section’s 2014 annual conference, including sessions on cashflow and bringing a firm back from the brink of administration

Features

Ray O'Connor

Talking points

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In the second of a series on the risks of using social media in law firms, Ray O’Connor looks at how to mitigate risk in order to reap the benefits of social media for your firm, your people and your clients

james knight

Spreading the word

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Keystone Law managing director James Knight on becoming a ‘dispersed’ law firm

Paul Newton

Learning the ropes

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In the second of a series on getting the best out of trainees, Paul Newton looks at how to manage the relationship with your trainees after recruitment, from welcoming them to the firm and helping them to develop, to career development post-qualification

Hope for the best

Hope for the best

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Recent years have seen the UK suffer from flooding, swine flu, hacking scandals and many other disasters that could affect law firms. Lisa Hesketh explains how business continuity planning can help if the worst happens – and the other benefits it can bring

Insure enough

Insure enough

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The decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reduce the minimum compulsory cover for professional indemnity insurance has sent shockwaves through the profession. Frank Maher explains the change and what firms need to do

Pearl Moses

Officer politics

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Pearl Moses looks back at three years of outcomes-focused regulation and two years of the compliance officer regime, and asks what lessons we can learn to ensure compliance in changing times

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Limited edition

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The changes which came into force on 6 April 2014 represented a fundamental change to LLP taxation, for both individual partners and firms. Jon Cartwright looks back at how we got here, and what law firms need to do now

Prashant Joshi

Five for fighting

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The recent changes to criminal legal aid have placed unprecedented strain on legal aid firms. Prashant Joshi outlines five options for firms, from closure to merging

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