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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

August 2015

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) wants the Government to better promote the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to make it easier for more people in the UK to invest in new and growing businesses.

Research suggests that up to 54,000 pregnant women and new mothers are being forced out of their jobs in the UK each year as a consequence of discrimination.

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

Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, according to the latest research from Ofcom. It means every business must ensure that it has a mobile-friendly website.

Cloud computing take-up among UK SMEs has increased 15% in the past year as more companies allow staff to work from home.

The Forum of Private Business has written to the Prime Minister to protest at the lack of small business representation on the Government's business advisory group.

The UK's service sector is outperforming the manufacturing industry at home but it has yet to take full advantage of overseas opportunities according to analysis by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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