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
Brian is Regulatory Director in the Access Group’s Legal Division (Access Legal) and has been with the Group since its acquisition of Riliance in 2019.
Prior to joining Access, he was a director in Riliance Software Limited, a company which he set up in 2008 in order to develop his risk and compliance software solution for law firms.
Prior to joining Riliance full-time in 2012, Brian worked in various law firms for 20 years as a senior management executive. This involved dealing with all operational matters, including risk and compliance, and latterly as a non-lawyer partner and advisor to solicitors and law firms facing regulatory action by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
He was the first non-lawyer in the UK to be elected to a Law Society Council and was Chair of Regulatory Affairs at Manchester Law Society between 2010-12.
Brian is a well-respected speaker and author on regulatory and compliance matters and is a prolific Linkedin blogger with over 10,000 worldwide connections; his blogs are read by regulators, legal practitioners, and regulation and compliance professionals.
Brian is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.