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
Joseph is a solicitor and head of Travelers’ in-house law firm, Travelers Legal. Travelers Legal handles legal actions against entities insured with Travelers.
Joseph spent the first 20 years of his career in private practice at leading City law firms, as an insurance litigator. He joined Travelers in 2018 and has extensive experience of often complex, high value claims and an understanding of commercial and reputational considerations. His professional negligence expertise has been recognised in numerous editions of The Legal 500.
Travelers Legal is trailblazing new ground by providing professional indemnity litigation services via an in-house – but independently run and regulated – law firm. The objective of Travelers Legal is to provide a high level of expertise, combined with an efficient and cost-effective service.
Joseph is part of the Travelers team that is writing the content for LawFirmAmbition on how to avoid professional negligence claims arising in the first place, and how to minimise the impact of such disputes.
See the Travelers website for topical articles on issues affecting law firms.