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
A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and a Law Society accredited Lexcel Consultant, Catherine has worked both within law firms and as a consultant to them. With an MBA in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School (the only MBA in the UK designed specifically for the management of law firms), she combines academic knowledge with practical experience to provide pragmatic support to law firms.
Catherine’s experience over more years than she’d care to remember includes a wide range of general practice management but more specifically Lexcel, H.R and risk & compliance. She has worked with law firms large and small, and in-house for a global corporate name helping it achieve one of the few in-house Lexcel accreditations.