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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Melissa Davis
Managing director
020 3475 3727

As founder and managing director, Melissa Davis leads the legal PR, social media and legal directories teams within MD Communications.

She has delivered brand and PR strategies for over 18 years in legal, political and commercial environments.

Melissa is incredibly well-connected across the legal sector and combines that network power with professional expertise and experience in PR strategy and execution.

As former Head of Media and PR at the Law Society, Melissa instilled a campaign-driven edge to the professional body and the solicitors' profession. 

She is chair of the IBA business development working group and a regular speaker at conferences.

Twitter: @mdcomms
LinkedIn: Mellisa Davis