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 section 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
Bill is the joint founder of Pro-tem Executive Connect and an advocate of outsourcing in general.
After many years in business management with strong commercial companies, he entered the legal market over 25 years ago. This was first as the sales and marketing director of Axxia (sold to LexisNexis in 2008).
Bill's consultancy was founded 15 years ago and advises the management of law firms in business strategy and management, business development strategy and marketing, IT and management strategy and planning.
In recent years he has undertaken non-exec director roles with a number of law firms and commercial businesses.
Bill writes extensively on legal practice management, including his Management Matters column for Manchester Law Society.