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
Geoff, Managing Director of Shieldpay Professional Services, is a qualified solicitor and previously practised as a Project Finance lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Mayer Brown International LLP.
Next, he worked as an independent legal consultant to startups and then was a Business Associate for the Techstars-Barclays tech accelerator.
Geoff's transactional law experience has helped form the functionality of Shieldpay's Third Party Managed Account and corporate escrow and payment offering.
Trusted by firms across all sectors, disciplines and sizes, Shieldpay is the UK’s leading Third-Party-Managed Account and Digital Corporate Escrow provider. Our multi-award winning platform streamlines KYC/AML and client money processes while providing full transparency on the status of funds at all times. This reduces risk (risk of non-completion, risk of fraud, risk of cybercrime) and stress, while saving time and money. Shieldpay is authorised and regulated by the FCA.