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. More articles will follow
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
Andy is a Partner in Hazlewoods Legal Team and works exclusively with legal practices.
Both a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, he has been a member of Hazlewoods Legal Team for over 20 years.
Andy has particular expertise in compliance, management reporting and performance issues, and advising firms on structure issues - including ABS status and new practice start-ups.
Andy has written the Law Society's LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey for the last ten years, and lectures nationally on SRA Accounts Rules and other topical issues. He provides in-house training on financial, taxation and compliance issues to legal practices.
He is also a Director of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management.
Hazlewoods is a top-30 accountancy practice based in Gloucestershire, with a niche specialism in advising the legal profession. The Legal Team comprises 30 individuals who focus solely on this, all based in the Cheltenham office.
The team is retained by over 130 practices and 700 individual solicitors countrywide on a recurring basis, and at least 30 others each year on projects such as practice strategy, mergers, structure advice and implementation, external equity investment and dealings with the SRA.