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

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Alysha Spencer
Head of marketing

Alysha leads the marketing team at the fintech payments innovator Shieldpay.

Previously, she worked her way up to account director level in global marketing agencies, working with a long list of B2B household names. Then she went in-house as ‘Head of enterprise acquisition & upsell marketing’ at O2.

Shieldpay is an exciting challenge: taking a dynamic new brand and technology and introducing it to different sectors of the market, notably the legal sector.


Trusted by firms across multiple sectors, disciplines and sizes, Shieldpay is a leading UK B2B payments provider, helping many of the top 100 law firms in particular with Third-Party-Managed Accounts and Digital Corporate Escrow.

Its multi-award winning platform streamlines KYC/AML and client money processes while providing full transparency on the status of funds at all times. This reduces risk (risk of non-completion, risk of fraud, risk of cybercrime) and reduces admin time for the firm. Shieldpay Ltd is an authorised payment institution and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (FRN 770210).

LinkedIn: Alysha Spencer