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  • Secretary cartoon

    How to: Work with your PA

    19 March 2018

    The traditional role of legal PA is disappearing fast as more qualified and commercially minded people get involved in frontline work. Maria Shahid reports.

  • Online impact

    How to: Measure online impact

    12 March 2018

    Most lawyers now accept the importance of online promotion, but how do they know if their efforts are effective?

  • AI cartoon

    How to: Set free your robo-lawyer

    5 March 2018

    A new generation of tech startups will enable law firms of all sizes and in-house teams to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence.

  • Clare Murray

    How to set up in Ireland

    22 January 2018

    Since Britain’s vote to leave the EU, lawyers and other professional services have Ireland in their sights.

  • How to do pr

    How to: Make the most of PR

    16 October 2017

    Why are some firms always popping up in the media while others struggle to get coverage? And how should you handle a crisis?  

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    How to: Close a law firm

    9 October 2017

    Last year 367 firms shut up shop – what’s the best way to close? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • How to succession

    How to: Prepare for the succession


    In smaller practices, succession planning is often left until retirement comes into view. That is a mistake.

  • Sabbatical

    How to: Take a sabbatical

    12 June 2017

    A solicitor can return from a sabbatical refreshed and brimming with ideas. The experience can leave a lasting imprint on a law firm’s culture too.

  • Act for SMEs

    Act for SMEs

    15 May 2017

    Law firms must be innovative with charging structures to exploit rising demand from 5.5 million SMEs.

  • Flexiblework

    Make agile working work

    8 May 2017

    Professionals are demanding flexible working – and legal employers which have responded claim excellent results