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Planning for retirement

8 July 2020

In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.


Time for a new regulatory settlement

3 July 2020

The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.


Winning business with online marketing in the ‘new normal’

1 July 2020

In recent months, the internet has been your shop window more than ever before. As we begin to see a move towards an easing of restrictions, these are our updated digital marketing top tips.


Law under lockdown: enduring the challenges of Covid-19

26 June 2020

It has been a bumpy road for the profession during Covid-19 and I have witnessed its effects as a county court advocate trying to forge a career in law during the emergence of the virus.


Inclusive innovation is the future of lawtech

24 June 2020

Change will not happen overnight, and we will need to see more investment in lawtech solutions for the individual, consumer and small business end of the market. This may require policy and regulatory support.


LLPs – the financial storm ahead for members

19 June 2020

Some are predicting a bloodbath in the legal sector and there are reports of members seeking to jump from their sinking ships and others being ejected. So how easy is it to leave an LLP?


Choosing the right opportunities for your law firm

16 June 2020

Spartacus (or maybe Kirk Douglas) once said: “I believe in opportunity and the power of reason to seize upon it. Whatever happens, it happens because we choose for it. We decide our fate.”


Has there ever been a better time to start up a law firm?

12 June 2020

The thought of setting up a new law firm during a global pandemic may seem irrational, cavalier and high risk. However, the winners will be those who adapt the quickest and realise the change.


How to run the best online meetings

9 June 2020

Before the pandemic, I had one regular online get-together in my diary each week. With up to six online meetings a day since, I have since uncovered a lot about the do’s and don’ts.


Reflecting on the spring PII renewal season

4 June 2020

I reported last year that the October PII market was a challenging environment and many practices paid more for their cover. This trend of increased premiums continued into this spring.

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Blog


Planning for retirement
8 July 2020

In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.


Time for a new regulatory settlement
3 July 2020

The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.


Reports


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO. We are at a time when insurers, solicitors, clients and litigation funders work ever more closely to create funding packages that work for all of them, with conditional fee and even damages-based agreements now part of many law firms’ armoury.

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