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 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

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Andrew Otterburn
Founding member
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Andrew is the founding member of the Law Consultancy Network, having been advising law firms and barristers chambers for over twenty five years in the UK and abroad.
He has a deep understanding of the pressures facing law firms today and how to build a successful strategy while galvanising the team to get the necessary work done.
His books include 'Profitability and Law Firm Management', now in its third edition, and 'From Recession to Upturn – financial management and strategy for law firms', both for the Law Society.
Andrew has worked extensively with professional bodies and Government in the legal sector and is a former vice chair of the Law Society's Law Management Section.