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 is a new section and 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
Alex has been a freelance legal IT consultant working with law firms and barristers chambers since 2016. He has a reputation for making technology easy to understand, which is something his clients greatly appreciate.
Typical projects are the selection and implementation (or just optimisation) of document/case/practice management systems, or specific software such as client portals. In the case of legacy systems, projects have included connecting multiple systems to create the proper automation of processes.
Previously he founded two businesses. TBA Group, a digital workflow business, has been sold. Camorada, a thriving online camera refurbishment and recycling business, has been running for nine years and Alex is still a shareholder with a quarterly involvement.
Alex blends commercial awareness with an understanding of the challenges faced by his legal sector clients. He knows how to solve these challenges and make good change happen, using the right technology. This is combined with a strong focus on change management, user adoption and training, without which any tech project is doomed to fail.
LinkedIn: Alex Hutchinson