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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

February 2016

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More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, business minister Nick Boles has announced.

Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms.

Three-quarters of companies worldwide have now introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and work from home or on the move according to a major new survey.

The current system of business rates is outdated and is undermining British high streets and manufacturers, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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

Small business owners are working long hours and suffering from stress but they are happier in their current role and have gained confidence from being their own boss.

The Government's Productivity Plan "lacks clear, measurable objectives" according to a new report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

More small firms in the UK use asset-based finance to fund their businesses than those in Europe.

High streets and city centres are set to benefit from Government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, business secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

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