Practice management

Robert bourns

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.

Andrew mc millan

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.


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.


Law management: Devon practice ditches ‘drab’ marketing cliches

1 May 2017By

Law firm marketing should lead on themes which matter to the firm and its people rather than the selling of ‘hard law’, a prize-winning regional law firm advised.

Karen jackson

Law management: Firms’ disability claims

1 May 2017By

Law firms are disproportionately represented in claims related to disability discrimination and workplace health, according to a niche law firm specialising in such claims.

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Act for SMEs

Act for SMEs

15 May 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

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


Make agile working work

8 May 2017By

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


How to: commit to collaboration

6 March 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Working with other firms can spread risk and help you scale up.

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How to: get ahead with Twitter

20 February 2017By

Don’t be put off by Donald Trump’s 140-character rants – Twitter is a platform with plenty to offer lawyers.

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