April 2024

MFS magazine cover - April 2024


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Making our mark


Paul Bennett reflects on the results of the 2024 Financial Benchmarking Survey, and the practical insight included in this edition of the magazine


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For the record


Continuing competence is essential to providing high-quality legal services and maintaining public trust in the profession. Fiona Anthony shares the steps you can take to ensure you are satisfying the SRA’s requirement

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All things equal


Jane Hallas demonstrates how to create an effective people plan to support and improve equality, diversity and inclusion in your firm

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Rise and fall?


Interest rates have finally risen, and, with them, the potential for law firms to profit. But what are the risks you need to be aware of?

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Bridging the gap


Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week in May, Nick Bloy assesses the impact of overworking on the wellbeing of those in the legal sector

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Talent contest


Law firms are under greater pressure than ever to recruit and retain talented lawyers. Diana Bentley speaks to various firms about their experiences

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The powers that be


Automatic fines and fixed penalties for non-compliance are about to become the norm. Paul Bennett outlines the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s enforcement policy, and considers what it will mean in terms of risk management

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Trust the process


Susan Glenholme talks to Simeon Hance about growing up in Kenya, becoming an equity partner at the age of 29, and the importance of trust in a law firm

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Green light


Sue Bramall speaks to Martin Bunch and Natalie Cooksey about the success of their firms’ environmental strategies, and why being transparent about your own initiatives is vital to avoid greenwashing

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Running for cover


Jenny Screech provides an update on the current position for professional indemnity insurance ahead of this year’s renewal seasons

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Recipe for success


How can you successfully grow your firm and extend client relationships? Robin Dicks considers the key building blocks and obstacles

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