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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Hazlewoods is one of the UK's Top 25 independent Business Advisers and Chartered Accountants, with an established sector expertise that is hard to find elsewhere.

The Hazlewoods specialist Legal team of 50 specialises in strategy, finance and tax matters across the legal sector, including SRA and Companies Act audit and related statutory accounts work.

Articles on Law Firm Ambition

Law firm succession planning by Jon Cartwright
Choosing a firm of accountants by Andy Harris
Pensions in law firms FAQs by Andy Hogarth
Legal update: Winter checklist by Patricia Kinahan
Tax for law firms FAQs by Karl Millward
10 issues to consider before selling your practice by Jack Hayman
Starting up a law firm - first steps by Andy Harris and Andy Poole
Start-up business planning by Andy Harris and Andy Poole
Start-up compliance by Andy Harris and Andy Poole

Which common Rules breaches lead to qualified Accountant's Reports? by Jenny Staight
Legal sector reviews, quarterly series by Andy Harris and others
Content list Law Firm Ambition