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

Online networking from home - video

Bernard Savage, director at business development consultancy Size 10½ Boots, did this three-minute video back in the lockdown era of 2020, to explain how to network in the new era of online meetings. (10 November 2020)



In the video, Bernard mentions two online networking tools, Remo and Hopin.

These platforms (and other virtual ones like them) have several advantages over traditional face-to-face networking:

  • They enable you to network even during lockdown restrictions.
  • You can move around a room easily by dragging your mouse, without the awkwardness of traditional networking (there is no need to look over people’s shoulders, or to peer at name badges).
  • Location is not a barrier to growing your network, as you can network anywhere in the world from your PC/laptop at home.
  • Virtual networking is far more time-efficient than traditional networking, as no travel is required.
  • Follow-up is made easier, as you can connect via email and/or LinkedIn simply by clicking.
  • These platforms (unlike Zoom) are designed for networking, so you can meet people 1on1 in virtual rooms at events.