Practice management

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Women in law: City limits

13 February 2017By

City firms are hiring women in record numbers – and then losing them. Detailed research has uncovered reasons why.

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How to: attract external investors

23 January 2017By

Solicitors are naturally wary of outside investment, but it is a day-to-day reality for a growing number of firms.

Enid Rowlands, chair of the SRA Board

Transparency of legal services

8 December 2016By Enid Rowlands

Small businesses and the public are still struggling to access lawyers – here’s what the SRA is doing to share information on prices and firms.

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Corporate social responsibility – community spirit

24 October 2016By Joanna Goodman

The reasons why law firms commit to corporate social responsibility vary, but what the best initiatives share is a focus on results.

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Second coming of costs bill offers new hope

14 October 2016By

Latest Hutton Committee bill of costs can be an effective tool in resolution of disputes.

Mental health

Taking mental health out of the shadows

12 October 2016

As we celebrate World Mental Health Day this week, Elizabeth Rimmer discusses how to be aware of the main issues affecting people in the law.

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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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How to: recruit apprentices

6 February 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Apprentices can breathe new life into law firms but the recruitment process requires a detailed business plan.

How to change specialiasm

How to: change specialism

7 November 2016By Marialuisa Taddia

Moving practice area or career sector can be daunting. But given persistence and time it can pay off, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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How to: make pro bono work

31 October 2016By

Ahead of National Pro Bono Week, we preview of a free new guide to how solicitors can give something back.

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