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This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, recruitment and talent retention, 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. More articles will follow

How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked

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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Nicola Jones
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Nicola is former barrister with 20 years experience designing and delivering professional development for senior lawyers in the UK and abroad.

She is co-founder and owner of Athena Professional, an award-winning learning and development consultancy. Athena helps firms to use their training strategically, by designing blended learning to achieve specific changes inbehaviour. Challenging and supporting the individuals concerned is all part of this process.

Nicola is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and a member of the Association of Business Psychology. She is also an executive coach and an experienced facilitator and speaker.

Twitter: @NooJones

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