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 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 section.

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

Legal sector review 2021 Q3

This four-part video is the second in a series of quarterly reviews of the legal sector by the team behind Law Firm Ambition. (8 October 2021)


Part 1: Andy Harris covers:

  • Strong performance continues
  • CBILS and Bounce Back loan state-of-play
  • HMRC’s proposed changes
  • M&A activity



Part 2: Andy Poole covers:

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Encouraging people back to the office
  • Difficulty of retaining some senior staff
  • How some juniors may lack support



Part 3: Alex Holt covers conveyancing:

  • Conveyancers remain busy and stressed
  • Higher cost of PI insurance
  • Continued uncertainty after Sept spike



Part 4: Andy Harris and Andy Poole cover funding:

  • Shortage of capital funding for incoming owners
  • Funding for M&A
  • Why borrowing is more expensive