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It’s risky business without a risk register

06 June 2017

If you're not a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), you might ask what a risk register is, and if you are a COLP, you should definitely have one. 

The Law Society’s vision for law and justice – maintaining legal certainty through Brexit

28 April 2017

With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We will be releasing a full vision for law and justice next week. One of the priorities will be maintaining legal certainty for Brexit.

10 actionable productivity tips for legal professionals

18 April 2017

There’s one big thing that’s killing our ability to focus and give our work the attention it requires: digital distraction — the overwhelming bombardment of text messages, emails, pop-ups, news feeds, and updates from which it is almost impossible to hide.

Article 50 is triggered and the Law Society gave evidence to Prisons and Courts Bill

03 April 2017

This week the House of Commons will begin its Easter recess and will return on Monday 18 April. The House of Lords will continue to sit with a number of motions on Brexit and evidence sessions on co-operation with the EU on criminal justice and security.

Capturing time effectively increases profit: the data tells us so

23 February 2017

Barry Wilkinson makes the case for time capture and why it is essential to profitability

Workers' rights without enforcement are meaningless

10 February 2017

With cases of exploitation thrusting UK employment law into the spotlight, Nick Denys looks at how the system can be made fairer for all. Reading time: 2 minutes

Cybersecurity: What the Panama Papers can teach all law firms

02 February 2017

The Panama Papers leak exposed the most common weakest link in law firms' cybersecurity: its people. Mark Leiser looks at what firms can learn from the scandal.

Go with the flow: top five tips for managing your cashflow

30 November 2016

Steve Deutsch, chief executive of Wesleyan Bank, offers his top five tips to help law firms stay on top of their finances.

12 tips for the first year: diary of a start-up law firm

19 October 2016

In his second instalment of his diary of a start-up family law firm, Robin Charrot shares the lessons learned from Evolve’s first year.

The zero-networking approach to business development

06 October 2016

A solicitor's career hinges on their ability to win work. Douglas McPherson suggests five alternative options for those that don't like formal networking.

7 legal writing mistakes to avoid

02 September 2016

Richard Heinrich looks at the seven deadly sins of writing legal documents.

Digital detox: switch off for the holidays

04 August 2016

Karen Jackson discusses the curse of connectivity and how to switch off when on holiday.

The robots are coming - but will justice be done?

03 June 2016

LHS Solicitors discuss the growth of AI and the impact it will have on the legal profession.

Provision of justice must never be a revenue-raising exercise

05 May 2016

The proposed plans to increase tribunal fees, the success of the Rights of Women legal challenge and progress on the UN Business and Human Rights principles - these are just a few of the highlighted issues in this month's president's blog. 

How do you compare - Financial Benchmarking Survey 2016

06 April 2016

Andy Harris looks at the results of this year's Financial Benchmarking Survey.

New beginnings: diary of a start-up law firm

17 March 2016

In the first instalment of a new series, Robin Charrot reflects on the early stages of setting up his law firm and provides practical advice for those who are considering doing the same.

10 ways to get clients to love your firm

11 February 2016

Kerrie Fuller explains how excellent customer service is the key to growing your business.

Keeping your firm in the know

25 November 2015

Markus Coleman explains the three simple steps to effective knowledge management for your firm.

Brexit: economic modelling for legal services

08 October 2015

Catherine Dixon, Law Society chief executive, outlines the Society's latest work on economic modelling of the impact of a possible UK exit from the European Union on the legal services sector.

President's video blog: September 2015

30 September 2015

Jonathan Smithers welcomes in the opening of the legal year and shares the highlights of the month to come.He also discusses the launch of our business and human rights programme and provides an update on court fees and the SRA's response to our consumer credit consultation.

Human rights work at the Law Society - get involved

17 September 2015

Sarah Smith outlines the range of human rights activity carried out at the Law Society, and explains how you can get involved.

Winning new clients - as easy as one, two, three

10 September 2015

David Yeoward explains why it is important to have and to stick to a bid process, and outlines three easy steps to winning new clients.

Managing and retaining talent in today's climate

30 July 2015

Julie Nicholds discusses the steps you can take to identify, manage and retain the talent in your business.

Welcome to our blog

08 July 2015

Welcome to our new blog. Our staff and wider networks have a wealth of knowledge about specialist topics that we’re going to showcase here. Through the frequent provision of useful and concise information, advice and commentary, we hope to support our members’ everyday legal practice and their professional life.

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