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This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

This is a new section and only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. More articles will follow

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way

In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted

How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads

How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want

Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls

How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results

Founding partners

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Richard Allen

Senior consultant
Burcher Jennings
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Joseph Arazi

Head of legal practice
Travelers
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Charles Attwell

Senior risk management consultant
Travelers
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Aoibheann Baskiran

UK small business general manager
Travelers
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Martyn Best

Chief executive
Document Direct
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Tom Blandford

Legal sector partner
Armstrong Watson
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Darren Cable

UK head of legal practices
Lloyds Bank
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David Calder

Managing director
The Cashroom
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Jon Cartwright

Partner
Hazlewoods
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Jon Davies

Vice president
Travelers
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Geoff Dunnett

Professional services director
Shieldpay
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Ian Gandy

Head of digital
Travelers
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David Gilroy

Managing director of stuff & things
Conscious Solutions
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Nigel Haddon

Consultant
Burcher Jennings
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Andy Harris

Partner
Hazlewoods
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Alex Holt

Director of business development
The Cashroom
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Paul Hudson

Marketing director - Europe
Travelers
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Jim Jack

E&O portfolio management lead
Travelers
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Martyn Jennings

Chief executive
Burcher Jennings
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James Kerr

Head of professional indemnity
Travelers
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Davis Kessler

Head of cyber
Travelers
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Patricia Kinahan

Partner
Hazlewoods
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David Newbury

Relationship director
Lloyds Bank
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Judy O'Neill

Head of claim
Travelers
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Andy Poole

Legal sector partner
Armstrong Watson
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Brian Rogers

Regulatory director
Access Legal
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Rosy Rourke

Legal sector director
Armstrong Watson
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Paul Smith

Senior risk management consultant
Travelers

Other suppliers to the legal sector

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Karen Babington

Managing director
Solve Legal
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Jon Baker

Author and speaker
The Excedia Group
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David Baskerville

Director
Baskerville Drummond Consulting
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Bernadette Bennett

Legal commercial manager
Moneypenny
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Steve Billot

Strategic consultant
Symphony Legal
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Brian Boehmer

Partner
Lockton
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Sue Bramall

Managing director
Berners Marketing
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Chris Bull

Principal Consultant
Edge International
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Michelle Chun-Hoon

Marketing executive
Zaliet
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Chris Davidson

Business development director
Moore Legal Technology
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Melissa Davis

Managing director
MD Communications
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Kerry Dye

Head of SEO
Vertical Leap
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Sally Dyson

Coach and trainer
Firm Sense
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James Faulkner

Head of PPC
Vertical Leap
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Catherine Gasparini

Consultant
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Adrienne Halladay

Marketing consultant
Symphony Legal
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Chris Harris

Managing director
Solve Legal
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Gary Horswell

Managing director
Ntegrity
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Kerry Jack

Chief executive
Black Letter Comms
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Nicola Jones

Director
Athena Professional
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Jo Kangurs

Director
Keystone HR
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Orlagh Kelly

Barrister, trainer, consultant
Briefed
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Dave Kerr

Client relationship director
Moore Legal Technology
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Will Kintish

Author and trainer
Kintish Networking Skills
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Martin MacHale

Assistant vice president
Paragon Brokers
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Emma Massingham

Director
Emma Massingham Consulting
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Rory MccGwire

Chief executive
Atom Content Marketing
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Paul McCluskey

Managing director
Gemstone Legal
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Simon McCrum

Managing director
McCrum Consulting
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Simon McNidder

CRM database consultant
Database First Aid
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Douglas McPherson

Business development consultant
Size 10 ½ Boots
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Jason Mitchell

Partner
PKF Francis Clark
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Tracy Nolan

Co-founder
Nolan PR
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Peter Noyce

Partner
Menzies LLP
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David Opie

Director of marketing and strategy
Solve Legal
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Andrew Otterburn

Founding member
Law Consultancy Network
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Trevor Sather

WordPress consultant
Square Eye Ltd
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Bernard Savage

Size 10½ Boots
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Gus Sellitto

Managing director
Byfield Consultancy
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Becky Simms

Managing director
Reflect Digital
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Paul Simms

Sales and marketing director
Reflect Digital
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John Staniforth

Partner
Moore Kingston Smith
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Rachel Tombs

Legal marketing specialist
Orion Legal Marketing
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Heather Townsend

Author and speaker
The Excedia Group
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Gavin Ward

Operations director
Moore Legal Technology
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Jon Whittle

Consulting director
Jon Whittle Consulting
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Viv Williams

Consulting director
Symphony Legal
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Luan Wise

Marketing author and consultant
Luan Wise

Law firms — non-lawyers

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Sarah Boustouller

Head of marketing and partner (non-solicitor)
Stephensons
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Joanne Campbell

Business development manager
VWV
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Angie Gurdon

Practice manager
HPJV Solicitors
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Alice Langton

Group marketing manager
Metamorph Law
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Neil Lloyd

Managing director
FBC Manby Bowdler
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Kristina Oliver

Marketing director
Keystone Law
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Mary Porch

BD/Marketing consultant
Ashtons Legal
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Nick Redman

Finance director
Rix & Kay Solicitors
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Stephen Ward

Managing director
Clerksroom
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Hannah Westropp

Head of business development
Irwin Mitchell

Law firms — lawyers

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Ed Boal

Head of digital media & technology
Stephenson Law
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James Boyle

Senior associate
Taylor Vinters
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Kim Carr

Partner
FBC Manby Bowdler
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Paul Hajek

Director
Clutton Cox
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Brian Inkster

Founder
Inksters Solicitors
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Roger Inman

Partner
Stone King
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Shaun Jardine

Chief executive
Brethertons
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Fiona Martin

Founding director
Martin Searle Solicitors
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Clive Rich

Founder, author, barrister
Lawbite
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Bruce Roxburgh

Founder
Roxburgh Milkins
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Emma Shipp

Partner
Hewitsons
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Olivia Sinfield

Associate director
Osborne Clarke
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Peter Stafford

Managing director
Cartmell Shepherd
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Denis Stevenson

Business development director
Rowlinsons Solicitors
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Ed Turner

Managing partner
Taylor Vinters
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Bill Willcocks

Managing partner
Barcan+Kirby
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Peter Wright

Managing director
Digital Law

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