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 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 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

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Hannah Westropp
Head of business development
0370 1500 100

Hannah learned her trade as sales manager in the commercial world before joining the professional services sector. She joined Irwin Mitchell as a BD Manager before becoming Head of Business Development in 2019 and she still uses much of her experience outside of the legal sector to her advantage now.

Hannah is also a District Councillor close to her home in Lincolnshire.

Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, they offer a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, businesses and private individuals. Irwin Mitchell is the 11th largest law firm in the UK employing over 2,500 members of staff who have helped over one million clients in their 100 year history. The Irwin Mitchell independent registered charity, the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), has made over £1 million of charitable donations since its formation. The expert hand, with the human touch.

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