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

Managing people

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

Resource topics

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How to design an effective incentive scheme. Why money isn't enough to retain and motivate talent - and how to create a culture that does
While setting up a partner remuneration scheme can seem daunting, there is plenty of evidence to indicate which approaches work well and which approaches risk backfiring, as explained here
A successful law practice relies on teams. Our checklist for setting up, organising, motivating and supporting successful teams within your firm
Law firms must change to remain competitive. Our checklist covers the steps needed to overcome resistance to change and make change programs successful
Tips for managing employees who are working from home, from establishing communication protocols to setting expectations
A step-by-step approach to law firm recruitment interviews. Useful questions that can give you real insight into candidates’ abilities and motivation
Our checklist of the key steps for inducting new lawyers and other employees into your firm
Good communication is essential to help lawyers and support staff perform. Our tips explain how to communicate effectively and what you should be aiming for
How to carry out a training needs analysis, identifying the training needed to improve individuals’ performance and boost the firm’s success
Why your law firm should think about personal development plans. Hints on using personal development planning for lawyers and law firm support staff
How to prepare for and conduct a performance appraisal. The evaluation criteria you should use to judge an individual’s performance
Tips for minimising absences, from setting the right policies to looking at broader issues around the firm’s culture and working environment
The art of delegation. When and how to do it. How to set up each task and project so that it works and everyone is happy
A step-by-step guide to holding effective meetings. Expert tips for how to approach team meetings, firm meetings and meetings with clients