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This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, 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

How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way

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

Cyber security - overview

Davis Kessler, head of cyber at Travelers Europe, introduces the Cyber security section

Law firms are a regular target for cyber attacks, because they hold sensitive client information and handle large volumes of money.

So how can Law Firm Ambition help you?

Start with Peter Wright's checklist Cyber attack – lessons for law firms from a veteran, which highlights the key points that busy managing partners need to understand.

Peter is managing director of Digital Law and author of the Law Society Cyber Security Toolkit, so he is worth listening to.

Next, read Peter's full set of FAQs, covering the most important — and the most common — questions that he is asked when running seminars on cyber security for law firms.

Then, if you want to delve into the detail and get a fuller understanding of the risks that your firm faces and the steps that you can take to protect yourself, listen to Webinar: Cyber security for the modern law firm (44 mins). This is a recorded webinar by Peter and fellow cyber expert Craig D'Abreo from the US.

Finally, there are two easy-to-read items that may be suitable for passing to colleagues who do not need to know so much detail. Cyber fraud – is your law firm prepared?, by Darren Cable of Lloyds Bank shares useful knowledge that the bank has picked up. And our Travelers guide Power of Attorney — How law firms can strengthen their cyber security, was written by myself and my fellow CyberRisk Underwriter colleague Lisa Farr.

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