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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Stephen Ward
Business development director
01823 247 247

Stephen is the co-founder and business development director of The Barrister Group.

Having been clerking for barristers from the age of 16, Stephen co-founded his own chambers, Clerksroom, in 2001. He then co-founded The Barrister Group (which includes Clerksroom and many other legal sector brands) in 2023. It has 240 barristers of its own, plus access to the barristers of over 200 other chambers.

The direct access portal Clerksroom Direct allows people to get quotes from over 1,000 barristers and provides a similar service for mediators. More recently, The Barrister Group has added six Specialist Barrister brands.

The Barrister Group and its associated operations have won numerous awards, including several for innovation, as listed at the bottom of this page.

LinkedIn: Stephan Ward
Twitter: @barristersclerk