Making it easier to grow your law firm


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

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

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

Founding partners

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Richard Allen

Senior consultant
Burcher Jennings
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Charles Attwell

Senior risk management consultant
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Aoibheann Baskiran

UK small business general manager
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Tom Blandford

Legal sector partner
Armstrong Watson
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Richard Burcher

Burcher Jennings
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Darren Cable

Area Director London for Legal Practices
Lloyds Bank
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David Calder

The Cashroom
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Jon Cartwright

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Jon Davies

Vice president
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Geoff Dunnett

Managing director
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Ian Gandy

Head of digital
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Nigel Haddon

Burcher Jennings
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Andy Harris

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Andy Hogarth

Independent financial advisor
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Alex Holt

Director of business development
The Cashroom
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Paul Hudson

Marketing director - Europe
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Martyn Jennings

Chief executive
Burcher Jennings
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James Kerr

Head of professional indemnity
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Patricia Kinahan

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Karl Millward

Tax manager
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David Newbury

Relationship director
Lloyds Bank
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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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Rosy Rourke

Legal sector director
Armstrong Watson
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Paul Smith

Senior risk management consultant
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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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Karen Babington

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Jon Baker

Author and speaker
The Excedia Group
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David Baskerville

Baskerville Drummond
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Bernadette Bennett

Legal commercial manager
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Martyn Best

Chief executive
Document Direct
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Brian Boehmer

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Sue Bramall

Managing director
Berners Marketing
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Chris Bull

Principal Consultant
Edge International
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Michael Burne

Chief executive
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Michelle Chun-Hoon

Marketing executive
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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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Clare Fanner

Law Firm Marketing Club
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Catherine Gasparini

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David Gilroy

Managing director of stuff & things
Conscious Solutions
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Simon Gorman

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Adrienne Halladay

Marketing consultant
Conscious Solutions
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Anne Harnetty

Managing director
Jonson Beaumont
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Chris Harris

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Gary Horswell

Managing director
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Alex Hutchinson

Legal IT consultant
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Kerry Jack

Chief executive
Black Letter Comms
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Shaun Jardine

Managing director
Big Yellow Penguin
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Nicola Jones

Athena Professional
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Vidisha Joshi

Managing director
Premier Medical
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Jo Kangurs

Keystone HR
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Orlagh Kelly

Barrister, trainer, consultant
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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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Bill Kirby

Professional Choice Consultancy
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Emma Massingham

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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Jason Mitchell

PKF Francis Clark
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Tracy Nolan

Nolan PR
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Peter Noyce

Menzies LLP
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David Opie

Managing Director
Today's Media
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Brian Rogers

Regulatory director
Access Legal
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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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Priscilla Sinder

Managing director
Property Conveyancing Consultancy
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John Staniforth

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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Ben Trott

Managing director
Marketing Lawyers
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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

Executive director
Viv Williams Consulting
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Piers Winton

Senior vice president
Paragon Brokers
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Luan Wise

Marketing author and consultant
Luan Wise
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Richard Wyatt

Baskerville Drummond

Law firms — non-lawyers

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Sarah Boustouller

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

Partner, VWV approach business development manager
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Angie Gurdon

Practice manager
Gwyn James 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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Glyn Morris

Higgs & Sons
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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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Stephen Ward

Managing director
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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

Taylor Vinters
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Kim Carr

FBC Manby Bowdler
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Brian Inkster

Inksters Solicitors
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Roger Inman

Stone King
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Fiona Martin

Founding director
Martin Searle Solicitors
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Clive Rich

Founder, author, barrister
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Bruce Roxburgh

Roxburgh Milkins
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Emma Shipp

Corporate solicitor
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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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Alistair Wells

Tend Legal
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Bill Willcocks

Managing partner
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Peter Wright

Managing director
Digital Law