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


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

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At a time of unprecedented change and competition, we present a whole host of threats and opportunities that law firms need to be thinking about
(Video) Andy Poole and Alex Holt reflect on what they saw in Q1 and the changes happening in the legal sector going forwards
Our 26-point checklist of the key steps for building a thriving, happy, resilient, cash-rich law firm
How to develop leaders for the future and reduce the risk of key employees and key clients leaving your law firm. Plan ahead, so partners can retire with minimal disruption
The benefits of being a niche firm and how this creates better opportunities to win new clients. How to choose the right niche and build your practice
When, why and how you might sell your law firm, who will buy and what it’s worth – your questions answered
What to look for in a merger partner. Knowing your strategic objectives, finding a partner with a compatible culture, and watching out for deal-breakers
Key issues to consider before selling your law firm
Becoming a partner in a law firm: common questions that lawyers ask about the risks, the rewards, and the process of becoming a partner
Law firms outsource more and more activities to specialist suppliers. The potential advantages are huge, but what are the pitfalls and how can you avoid them?
How to choose the right business structure for your law firm. How partnership, LLP or limited company affects risk, tax and success
An increasing number of law firms have converted to the ABS, for the flexibility is offers going forwards. So what are the main pros and cons of an ABS and what is involved in setting one up?
(Video archive) Andy Poole, Alex Holt, Ian Johnson, Andy Harris and Jenny Staight reflect on what they've seen quarterly over the last three years and the changes happening in the legal sector going forward
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