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Independents: Starting over

6 November 2017By

Typified as ‘lean, grown-up and sophisticated’, independent law firms are setting up shop at a record rate.

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Partnership agreements: Lateral hires and restraint of trade

16 October 2017By Catriona Watt

How far can a law firm go to protect its business from the threat of team defections?

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Lawtech workshop: In your own defence

3 July 2017By

In the second instalment of a regular Gazette feature, Peter Wright cites the NHS and Royal Navy in arguing that your old IT system might not be as safe as you think.

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Law management: Law Society reveals plans for career improvements

1 May 2017By

The Law Society must go further than help solicitors meet basic ‘competence’ requirements, providing services to help members develop and progress their careers, Society president Robert Bourns told the annual Law Management Section conference last month.

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Law management: Fire your law firm’s misfits within weeks, urges ex-John Lewis boss

1 May 2017

Efforts by law firms to stand out by defining their ‘values’ and purpose commonly fail through lack of management commitment, the former head of customer service at iconic department store chain John Lewis told the conference.

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Law management: Cyber attacks ‘keeping partners awake at night’

1 May 2017By

Ransomware features in half of all cybercrime reports to the police where a business suffers an attack on its computer system, a senior City police officer told the conference.

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How to: Make the most of PR

16 October 2017By

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 2017By

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

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How to: Prepare for the succession

24 July 2017By

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 2017By

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.

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