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Practical support for your business – returning to a new normal
We work in partnership with carefully selected commercial organisations that have identified offers and opportunities that may be relevant to our members in the current challenging time, and as you negotiate the process of returning to a ‘new normal’.
We'll update this list when we hear of other offers that may help you and your business.
Remote working and cybersecurity: Mitigo
Our partner Mitigo provides guidance on how to stay secure while video-conferencing:
- how to video conference safely
- cybersecurity when working from home
- returning to the office: 10 cybersecurity steps you must take first
- the alarming new trend in ransomware attacks
Business continuity: Clio
Clio is partnering with experts to share insights through on-demand webinars on the following areas:
- the financial, mental wellness, and technological support available to UK law firms
- vital tools for running a law firm remotely
- managing cash flow and business continuity
- introduction to mindfulness
Financial assistance for law firms and legal businesses: Clio
Clio has launched a $1 million COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative. It's providing financial aid, subsidised legal technology, and educational support to the global legal community.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, visit the initiative page to learn more or apply.
Learning and development: SIFA Professional
The SRA conducted a thematic review of the new ‘continued competence’ regime recently, so now is an excellent time to reflect on this and catch up on reading and knowledge:
- read SIFA Professional's article on why now is the perfect time for lawyers to reflect on learning and development
- no going back: remote working and the new normal
Cash flow management: Armstrong Watson
Armstrong Watson provides information on cash flow and top tips to help you deal with the challenges ahead.
Andy Poole from Armstrong Watson has written an article exploring the succession options for law firms post-COVID.
The growing cyber threats in your house: Hiscox
Sophisticated cyber stings are no longer focused in businesses – many of us are now being targeted at home, making us all the more vulnerable as we work remotely.
Remote working and conferencing platforms: Cisco
CISCO is offering members free access and advice on using and maximising the benefits of its webex conferencing platform.
Free online secure portal: Safelink
Safelink is offering Law Society members a free online secure portal within which you and your team can securely share documents with colleagues or clients.
Staying GDPR-safe while remote working: Briefed
Briefed is offering free webinars for Law Society members to help them stay GDPR-safe while remote working. increase in cyber-attacks. These interactive webinars last about one hour for up to 50 attendees. Topics include:
- working – real life data breaches
- common security risks and how to manage them
- crisis management
Business development or marketing advice: Dutch BD
Dutch BD is offering marketing and business development support for free from its large network of experts.
Financial planning during COVID-19: Wesleyan Bank
Has your or your household's financial situation been impacted by coronavirus? From furlough and reduced hours, to reduced travel costs and general outgoings, few households have been left untouched.
Wesleyan Bank understands that tackling finances during uncertain times can often seem like an insurmountable task, and so has adapted its financial reviews to focus on staying on top of your finances right now. You can book a no obligation, personal, one hour session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesleyan Bank’s new guide gives advice for law firms on working in the current environment and financial planning during these unprecedented times.
AI platforms for the legal profession: Luminance
Luminance is offering access to daily virtual demonstrations, and regular ‘virtual roundtables’ on the most pressing topics.
Supporting children with their mental health: Bupa
Bupa asked some of its GPs to share tips and advice on how to support children with their mental health during the current pandemic.
Graham Pembrey from Bupa discusses wellbeing for legal professionals: How do staff in the legal sector feel about their wellbeing at work?
Secure communication tool: the Link App
Attract, retain and service more business for your law firm. The Link App gives you the tools on any device to instantly transform your client experience. In the current environment with the effects of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work, the product is being offered to law firms for free.
Connectivity and mobile phones: Tesco Mobile
Keep in touch with your clients whenever they need you. Our partner Tesco Mobile are offering a joining bonus and a discount for Law Society members.
Reimagining relationships and work in law firms: Insight Legal
Insight Legal is a leading independent provider of software for solicitors.