October 2022

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Winds of change

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In our final edition of the year, Paul Bennett reflects on some of the key issues law firm leaders have been dealing with in 2022, and what is to come as we start looking to the year ahead

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Take care

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The team at JMW Solicitors LLP discuss why client care is at the heart of their firm, and explain how their dedicated client care team ensure the best service for existing, and potential, clients

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State of play

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David Baskerville takes a look at the state of play in the practice management software market

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Taking the lead

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The team at Serenity in Leadership sat down with their CEO, Thom Dennis, to find out what his time in the Marines taught him about becoming a great leader

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Play by the rules

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With the SRA getting tougher on price transparency requirements, Deborah Witkiss, COO at Law Society partner Insight Legal, presents a rundown of what the rules mean, how to apply them in practice and where software can help with compliance

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Sign of the times

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Dana Denis-Smith examines the changing expectations that lawyers have of the firms they work for, and details how you can adapt

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Upwardly mobile

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Simeon Hance speaks to Trevor Sterling, who recently became the first Black senior partner at a top-100 firm, about his journey into the law and what firms can do to tackle challenges around diversity

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Building a new model

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Alex Heshmaty looks at the current state of ABS, examining their evolution and considering their potential future in the market

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Performance indicators

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Peter Scott considers law firm performance measures in light of the SRA’s recent thematic review on workplace culture

Follow the leader

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Diana Bentley examines how firms can effectively approach succession planning, and develop a suitable pipeline of potential future leaders

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A fine thing?

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Robert Forman outlines the SRA’s recently increased fining powers, and the extension of the fines it can issue to regulated solicitors

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It’s not all about PII

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Jenny Screech from Howden updates us on the current position for PII and highlights the growing importance of additional policies

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