Making it easier to grow your law firm


This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

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 section only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up...

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

How to build the perfect legal business of the future

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Webinar – Thursday, 10 February 2022 

Video recording available to view: Recording


The second in our series of webinars will again reveal key statistics and will be based on a Q&A format, with the refreshingly direct Simon McCrum as our main speaker.

A panel will then take questions from the host and the attendees. Surveys and live polls will ensure that the speakers cover the aspects that the attendees deem most important.

For this session on managing a law firm of the future, we envisage that the questions will be based on:

  • the key future challenges and opportunities for law firms
  • what future success will look like
  • the distractions that hinder success
  • the key objectives that will underpin long term success
  • the key metrics to focus on
  • how to align and motivate your whole team

Main speaker, host and panel

Our main speaker, Simon McCrum, was managing partner of Darbys, the UK's fastest-growing medium-sized firm at that time, which was then sold to Knights. Having reflected on his successes and mistakes, he wrote the book The Perfect Legal Business to help other law firms.

He now consults with firms, helping them to differentiate and build a brand, to build a high-performing team that attracts other talented people, and to maximise the profit and cash flow from every client.

The webinar will be hosted by Andy Poole, a partner at Armstrong Watson.

The panel will be made up of:

  • Andrew Harris, partner, Hazlewoods
  • Frank Brady, marketing director, Shieldpay
  • Becci Wicks, UK head of legal practices, Lloyds Bank
  • Paul Smith, senior risk management consultant, Travelers
  • Alex Holt, director of business development, The Cashroom
  • Rosy Rourke, legal sector director, Armstrong Watson
  • Richard Allen, senior consultant, Burcher Jennings


Register here: How to build the perfect legal business of the future, webinar registration.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We are allowing 60 minutes for this session.