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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

How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII

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James Kerr compares the riskiness of different types of law, ranking them in terms of the cost of claims and the volume of claims that Travelers sees
The most common causes of professional negligence claims against law firms in wills, trusts and probate work and how your firm can control the risks
The most common causes of professional negligence claims against law firms for residential property work and how your firm can control the risks
Company and commercial claims tend to arise when the contract fails to reflect the client’s intentions, or the legal advice is poor
Claims against law firms for commercial litigation work claims usually arise from errors during the day-to-day conduct of the matter
Commercial property claims often stem from defects in leases and assignments, and issues around completion and registration.