Making it easier to grow your law firm


This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure

How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy

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...

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

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Ed Boal
Head of legal

After 13 years in private practice working mainly with fast-growth tech companies, Ed took the leap in-house by joining the market-leading FinTech Shieldpay as its Head of Legal in April 2023.

Ed has specialised in advising clients in cutting-edge industries on everything from IP, data protection and technology law/regulation to licensing, the provision of online services, employee share schemes, investment and M&A, restructuring, and contracts in general.

Many years ago he was listed as one of the top users of social media in the legal sector at a time when most law firms were still keeping a safe distance from LinkedIn and Twitter.

Twitter: @edboal
LinkedIn: Ed Boal