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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

June 2015

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Work email is encroaching into the personal lives and downtime of employees more than ever, according to new research.

The self-employed labour market is expanding fast and, if growth rates continue, half the working population could be freelance within five years, according to new data.

April's much-anticipated Google mobile update has adversely affected some small businesses even though many of them had already optimised their websites for mobile, according to new research.

Acas has published a plan to lift the UK out of its current productivity slump. However, it comes as new research from Oxford Economics suggests UK productivity could be set to dramatically improve.

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

The UK has one of the world's most diverse start-up ecosystems, according to new research.

The number of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK is growing at the fastest rate since the financial crisis in 2008, according to new figures.

Derby tops the list of the fastest growing UK area, as new research shows that manufacturing is fuelling a business revival in the Midlands.

Escalating skills shortages and increased competition for talent are making it much harder for many firms to recruit the staff they need.

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

George Osborne has announced new fiscal rules to ensure that, in future, governments remain in budget surplus. However, not all business experts are convinced by his strategy.

There has been a steady decline in the number of women working in the digital sector over the past 13 years, according to new research.