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  • How to become a qualified legal cashier

    You and I know that legal cashiers play a pivotal role in a law firm. Younger recruits often take up these positions because no formal qualifications are needed for the role. With recruitment being a time-consuming and expensive process you, as an HR manager, a Senior Partner, or the COFA want to keep your recruit for as long as you can; and offering qualifications can be a strategic way to do just that.

    Wednesday, 23 June 2021
  • Savvy consumers and legal firms – Why your legal cashiers need training and support

    The finance teams within a legal firm are often the quiet, resilient ones working away with their heads down, solving your accounts’ queries and chasing debts. The majority of solicitors, fee earners, paralegals etc won’t know the ins and outs of what the legal cashier does, and certainly won’t understand the pressures they are under

    Thursday, 3 June 2021
  • Five tips to support your legal cashier and why

    A legal cashier navigating a law firm’s complex technical and regulatory landscape can be stressful. Law firms need to keep a clear focus on supporting their account’s department to ensure they comply with relevant legislative requirements to ensure the whole firm is operating responsibly, sustainably and ethically.

    Thursday, 22 April 2021
  • To Qualify or Not to Qualify

    Law firms or legal providers that offer legal services are regulated by regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to maintain the public trust and the ethical delivery of legal services. Solicitors often receive and hold their client’s money as part of a legal service e.g. buying a house.

    Monday, 8 March 2021
  • Furloughed but never forgotten

    Have you arranged refresher training yet for your staff that may have been on furlough? The government is actively encouraging employers to do so and the Institute is ready and keen to help you provide it.

    Wednesday, 3 March 2021
  • Salary Survey 2021

    Our 2021 Legal Accounts Salary Survey is now live, and we again need to ask for your help in compiling the all-important data. It seems like a lifetime ago when we published the results of our 2020 Legal Accounts Salary Survey, which arrived during a period of widespread uncertainty for the legal sector and economy as a whole.

    Monday, 1 March 2021


Compulsory retirement of partners: problems and opportunities

Law firm leaders face tough choices as they evaluate performance over an unprecedented period and inevitably underperforming partners will be targeted for compulsory retirement.

Will the SQE affect diversity in the legal profession?

Law firms are under increasingly pressure to attract a more diverse pool of young lawyers. One of the fundamental motivations behind introducing the SQE was to address this issue.

Should the SRA introduce tougher sanctions for AML breaches?

We have recently seen the Solicitors Regulation Authority fining law firms across England and Wales over a lack of proper anti-money laundering policies and procedures.