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

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

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 section only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up...

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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Aoibheann Baskiran

UK small business general manager
Travelers
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Ed Boal

Head of legal
Shieldpay
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Darren Cable

Area director London for legal practices
Lloyds Bank
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Sharon Carr

Legal sector manager
Armstrong Watson
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Jon Cartwright

Partner
Hazlewoods
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Jon Davies

Vice president
Travelers
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James Doswell

Senior risk management consultant
Travelers
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Ian Gandy

Head of digital
Travelers
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Andy Harris

Partner
Hazlewoods
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Andy Hogarth

Independent financial advisor
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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Ian Johnson

Partner
Hazlewoods
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James Kerr

Head of professional indemnity
Travelers
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Patricia Kinahan

Partner
Hazlewoods
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Victoria Lovell

Assistant manager
Armstrong Watson
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Karl Millward

Tax manager
Hazlewoods
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David Newbury

Relationship director
Lloyds Bank
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Huw Nicholls

Audit & assurance director
Armstrong Watson
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Emma O'Day

Chief marketing officer
The Cashroom
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Chris O'Day

Chief executive
The Cashroom
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Andy Poole

Legal sector partner
Armstrong Watson
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Paul Smith

Senior risk management consultant
Travelers
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Alysha Spencer

Head of marketing
Shieldpay
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Jenny Staight

Director
Hazlewoods
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Georgie Whitmore

Head of people
Shieldpay
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Becci Wicks

UK Head of Legal and Regional Director London
Lloyds Bank

Other suppliers to the legal sector

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Richard Allen

Senior consultant
Burcher Jennings
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Jonathan Ashley

Sales and marketing director
etiCloud
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David Baskerville

Director
Baskerville Drummond
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Martyn Best

Chief executive
Document Direct
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Brian Boehmer

Partner
Lockton
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Sam Borrett

Director
Legmark
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Chris Bull

Principal Consultant
Edge International
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Richard Burcher

Chairman
Virtual Pricing Director
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Michael Burne

Chief executive
Bamboo
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Helen Cox

Marketing consultant
Helen Cox Marketing
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Melissa Davis

Managing director
MD Communications
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Rich Dibbins

Founder
Staxton Digital
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Catherine Gasparini

Consultant
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Chris Hannett

Director
Cymplify
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Anne Harnetty

Managing director
Jonson Beaumont
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Gary Horswell

Managing director
Ntegrity
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Alex Hutchinson

Legal IT consultant
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Shaun Jardine

Managing director
Big Yellow Penguin
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Martyn Jennings

Chief executive
Burcher Jennings
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Nicola Jones

Director
Athena Professional
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Vidisha Joshi

Managing director
Premier Medical
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Orlagh Kelly

Barrister, trainer, consultant
Briefed
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Bill Kirby

Director
Professional Choice Consultancy
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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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Simon McCrum

Managing director
McCrum Consulting
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Jason Mitchell

Partner
PKF Francis Clark
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Peter Noyce

Partner
Menzies LLP
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Kirsty Pappin

Founder and director
Aries LPM
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Brian Rogers

Regulatory director
Access Legal
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Bernard Savage

Size 10½ Boots
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Gus Sellitto

Managing director
Byfield Consultancy
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Scott Simmons

Director
Legal Balance
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Priscilla Sinder

Managing director
Property Conveyancing Consultancy
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Antony Smith

Director
Legal Project Management
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Rachel Tombs

Founder and owner
Orion Legal Marketing
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Heather Townsend

Author and speaker
The Excedia Group
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Ben Trott

Managing director
Marketing Lawyers
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Gavin Ward

Operations director
Moore Legal Technology
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Antonia Welch

PR consultant
Welch PR
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Viv Williams

Executive director
Viv Williams Consulting
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Piers Winton

Senior vice president
Paragon Brokers
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Richard Wyatt

Consultant
Baskerville Drummond

Law firms — non-lawyers

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Sarah Boustouller

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

Partner, VWV approach business development manager
VWV
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Angie Gurdon

Practice manager
Gwyn James Solicitors
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Neil Lloyd

Managing director
FBC Manby Bowdler
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Glyn Morris

Partner
Higgs & Sons
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Kristina Oliver

Marketing director
Keystone Law
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Stephen Ward

Business development director
The Barrister Group
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Hannah Westropp

Head of business development
Devonshires

Law firms — lawyers

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Paul Bennett

Partner
Bennett Briegal LLP
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James Boyle

Partner
Mishcon de Reya
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Kim Carr

Partner
FBC Manby Bowdler
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Brian Inkster

Founder
Inksters Solicitors
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Roger Inman

Partner
Stone King
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Fiona Martin

Founding director
Martin Searle Solicitors
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Bruce Roxburgh

Founder
Roxburgh Milkins
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Emma Shipp

Corporate solicitor
Russell-Cooke
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Olivia Sinfield

Partner
Osborne Clarke
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Peter Stafford

Managing director
Cartmell Shepherd
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Ed Turner

Managing partner
Taylor Vinters
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Alistair Wells

Founder
Tend Legal
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Bill Willcocks

Managing partner
Barcan+Kirby
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Peter Wright

Managing director
Digital Law