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
Bernard Savage’s career is a game of two halves and then Tenandahalf. In the first half he worked in blue-chip companies Procter & Gamble and Shell. The second half led to Tenandahalf when after an in house role at Eversheds Bernard saw an opportunity to help ’smarter’ professional service firms. Such firms understand that just having good technical practitioners isn’t enough to be commercially successful.
As a specialist Business Development agency helping law firms, barrister chambers’, patent and trade mark attorneys, architects and accountants and business advisers grow, Tenandahalf has worked with more than 150 practices throughout the UK and internationally since founding in 2005.
Tenandahalf help businesses of all sizes to improve the ‘top and bottom line’ through strategic and tactical support, group training, 1on1 coaching, client research and creating content.
In the legal sector Bernard has delivered projects for high street, niche, regional, national and international law firms and chambers in the UK. Clients have included DLA Piper, Addleshaw Goddard, Taylor Wessing and Mayer Brown.
Bernard is also an avid follower of Mansfield Town Football Club and listens to Trojan music when he is travelling for business or pleasure. Bernard also subscribes to the view that ‘clothes maketh the man’ and has a large collection of pocket squares ensuring that he walks the talk!