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This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, recruitment and talent retention, 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

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

May 2015

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Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

When it comes to online retailing, the UK is outpacing the rest of Europe and the North of England is overtaking the rest of the country according to new research.

Business leaders have responded favourably to the Queen’s Speech this week but they are calling for more clarity from Government on initiatives to tackle red tape and late payment.

The share of self-employed workers saving into a pension has fallen by almost two-thirds in the last decade, according to new research.

Many UK SMEs are being held back by their lack of management and leadership skills, according to new research from Warwick Business School.

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

Almost a third of small business owners believe that BYOD (bring-your-own-device) carries no risks and they have no intention to invest in mobile device security.

Members of the Institute of Directors say the Government must focus on budget cuts rather than tax rises in order to achieve deficit reduction and they are also calling for significant tax simplification.

Two very different factors – online opportunities and jobs shortages – are encouraging more young people to set up their own enterprise.

In his first speech as business secretary, Sajid Javid has set out a raft of measures designed to support and nurture small businesses in the UK.

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

A heavy workload and worries about how they are perceived at work means that a third of British workers didn't take their holiday allowance last year.