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Gateley targets more non-legal services as turnover soars

16 July 2019

Pioneering listed law firm Gateley is aiming to increase the non-legal services it offers substantially after recording record results, with revenues up 20% to £104m.

Exclusive: Space, the final frontier for ABSs

12 July 2019

A pioneering alternative business structure specialising in space law and named after Neil Armstrong 50 years after he first stepped on the moon has gone live, Legal Futures can reveal.

ABS launches desktop tool linking it to big clients

11 July 2019

An alternative business structure set up by an HR consultancy has launched a dedicated case management software tool aimed at integrating large company HR departments with its employment law offering.

Private equity firm buys two leading conveyancing practices

10 July 2019

The battle to consolidate the fragmented conveyancing market has stepped up after a private equity company acquired two of the biggest volume providers in the country.

Knights eyes role as consolidator of independent law firms

10 July 2019

Knights has unveiled strong results for its first year as a listed company and is now looking to “scale” its business model by acting as a consolidator of independent law firms.

Innovation means “asking tough questions and using data”

9 July 2019

Lawyers at high street firms looking to bring innovation into their firm’s cultures have been advised to find space away from day-to-day work pressures and ask if they would do anything different if starting out afresh.

Revealed: Children to be exempt from whiplash portal – for now

8 July 2019

Children and protected parties are to be exempt from the increase in the small claims limit and the new whiplash portal – at least for now – Legal Futures can reveal. We also have more detail on the portal build.

Small is beautiful, say solicitors who downsized from big firms

8 July 2019

Small law firms are appealing places to work for solicitors from larger practices, but growth and credibility are among the concerns, according to a survey.

Traditional law firms must adapt or die, tech GCs warn

4 July 2019

Traditional commercial law firms are “on their death bed” and must change their business models to survive, the general counsel of three leading tech companies have warned.

Property damage “will be covered” by whiplash regime

2 July 2019

The whiplash portal for litigants in person will cover claims for property damage, in addition to personal injury and uninsured losses, the Motor Insurers Bureau has confirmed.

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In 1989, Stephen Covey published the famous self-help book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Deemed a masterpiece by many, this book remains very relevant today. So how to apply it to solicitors?

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