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
Jon is a specialist in developing businesses using market intelligence and customer insight to implement successful strategies for change. He delivers strategies that build sustainable growth along with successful project management, implementing new technologies and evolving business operations.
For the last ten years, Jon Whittle has been working on the future of law firms, focusing on the strategies and tactics that help firms build sustainable, competitive advantage. Whilst working in a senior leadership role at LexisNexis he was the architect and author of the widely read LexisNexis Bellwether Reports and is a recognised authority on how law firms can build and grow.
Previously, Jon worked for two decades delivering commercial growth, at board level, in some of the UK’s largest media companies and he now applies the fruits of this experience, successfully, to the world of law firm development.
Jon is a regular speaker at legal conferences and seminars and is frequently asked to contribute thinking on the strategic future of legal markets.