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
Georgie Whitmore is head of people, culture and talent at Shieldpay. This involves a complete understanding of what attracts people to work at Shieldpay, what attracts them to stay, and what can happen at any stage of the employee lifecycle to put people off. Her focus is on enhancing the culture, so that colleagues genuinely love to work there.
Prior to Shieldpay, Georgie worked in recruitment, rising to become head of people at the international company Annapurna Recruitment.
The competition for top fintech talent is fierce, perhaps even more so than it is for top legal talent, and the pace of change in this market is phenomenal. is relentless. So any mistakes made in recruitment or in people management tend to reveal themselves immediately.
Trusted by firms across multiple sectors, disciplines and sizes, Shieldpay is a leading UK B2B payments provider, helping many of the top 100 law firms in particular with Third-Party-Managed Accounts and Digital Corporate Escrow.
Its 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 reduces admin time for the firm. Shieldpay Ltd is an authorised payment institution and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (FRN 770210).