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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

News

November 2015

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George Osborne's Autumn Statement has been broadly welcomed by businesses - as much for what he left out as for the measures he announced.

Most consumers acknowledge that data breaches are now "a part of life", but shoppers are warning UK businesses that they will go elsewhere if cyber security is not part of the customer service promise.

The number of "home workers" has doubled since 1998 thanks to the rise in the number of freelancers and new attitudes by employers to flexible and remote working.

A creative culture, collaboration and simple tools are the main drivers for innovation in the UK's fastest growing businesses according to new research.

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

Business groups are calling on George Osborne not to introduce any more new tax changes in his Autumn Statement next Wednesday.

More than half (54%) of all UK employers say the new National Living Wage will affect their wage bill; and the retail and hospitality sectors are set to be hit hardest according to new research.

The UK's tax authority, HMRC, is to be radically reorganised as part of its on-going modernisation programme.

​Successful entrepreneurs are more likely to learn from past failures, invest in technology, value time with their families and build strong relationships with mentors according to new research.

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

The Government has launched a new export programme with the aim of getting 100,000 additional companies exporting by 2020.

Analysis of payment practices amongst English councils has found that most local authorities continue to pay promptly, with 92% of suppliers being paid within 30 days. However, there is considerable variation between councils.