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Setting financial goals: let’s get started


Andy Poole of Armstrong Watson presents a beginner’s guide to setting financial goals for small law firms.


Moving to the cloud: 5 reasons to consider it


By now, you’ve probably at least heard about cloud-based legal software, but do you really know what it is, and whether it’s right for your firm? Derek Fitzpatrick outlines five ways the cloud could make a difference.

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A safe pair of hands: choosing the right financial planning referee


The rules around referrals will be changing under the new SRA Standards and Regulations. Dave Seager of SIFA Professional explains what you should look for in a new financial advice partner to ensure the referral is in the best interests of your client.

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My take on freelance solicitors? Bring it on!

2019-07-05T09:02:00+01:00By Sophie Khan

Sophie Khan discusses how it’s up to small firm practitioners to grasp the opportunity presented by freelance working.


Sally Azarmi: Cut back on overheads


Sally Azarmi recommends keeping close track of business expenses


Jon Whittle: Challenges for small firms


Jon Whittle shares insights on the problems facing small firms today

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Paul Bennett: Stand out with better communication


Paul Bennett endorses the ‘art of the telephone call’


Jon Whittle: Lexis Nexis’ research on small law firms


Jon Whittle reveals how small firms are viewing future business prospects

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About the Small firms Division

Your Small Firms Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners.

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Starting a new law firm – Part II. Structure

Andy Poole covers top considerations that individuals should take into account in starting a new law firm


Marcus Hayes - my niche practice firm

Marcus Hayes, managing director of Mason Hayes, tells us how he runs his niche practice as a competitive business.


Melanie Craig - my client-focused firm

Having set up and expanded her sole practice, Melanie Craig, principal of Craig solicitors, says providing outstanding client care is the key to success.

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Q and A with Sally Azarmi

A Q and A with Sally Azarmi, new chair of the small firms committee, reveals exciting plans for 2016 as she sets out her priorities and introduces the small firms division engagement programme.

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