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  • The 10 laws of LinkedIn: Best practices for legal professionals

    LinkedIn is a social media platform built on the values of personality and professionalism, which is what makes it perfect for any aspiring law firm to stamp its mark on an increasingly competitive digital world. It can help you find new clients, advertise your business and search for talented new hires all under one roof, and all for free. But although around 94% of lawyers are using LinkedIn, not all of them are using it well. That’s why we’ve put together the Ten Laws of LinkedIn, so that you can do it better.

    Thursday, 16 September 2021
  • Steps for how law firms can go paperless, plus six mistakes to avoid

    Read on for a helpful guide on how legal practices can successfully go paperless – from how to organise law files to best practices to common mistakes law firms should avoid. Going from paper-heavy to paper-light, or even fully paperless, is an achievable goal for law firms, as long as you take the right steps on your journey.

    Thursday, 9 September 2021
  • Quill named UK’s #2 legal accounts software provider in ILFM’s 2021 awards

    Leading legal software and outsourced legal services provider, Quill, has been awarded second place in the prestigious Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM) Solicitors’ Software Users Award for 2021.

    Tuesday, 7 September 2021
  • New eBook from Quill to assist law firms with going paperless released

    With the typical office worker consuming an average of 10,000 sheets of paper annually and the costs of using paper runs up to 31 times the price of purchasing it in the first place, Quill has published a new eBook to help law firms reduce their reliance on paper and operate in a smarter, more digital world.

    Thursday, 2 September 2021
  • Quill releases legal technology guide to help smart law firms adapt to the challenging demands of 2021

    With 74% of senior UK partners looking to invest more in technology, and with 2020 having presented one of the biggest technological infrastructure challenges in living memory, Quill has published a new eBook to help practice managers invest in the technologies which will bring the most benefits to their law firms.

    Monday, 12 July 2021
  • Q&A on legal aid with Steve Keeling and David Gilmore at DG Legal

    Legal aid is, necessarily, always changing, governed as it is by parliament and the commitment to access to justice for disadvantaged people. Keeping up with these changes is no small challenge. That’s why we quizzed legal aid gurus DG Legal Consultant, Steve Keeling, and DG Legal Director, David Gilmore, so that law firms can understand what’s changed these past months in order to fully comply with their Legal Aid Agency (LAA) obligations.

    Monday, 5 July 2021
  • In conversation with Andrew Guile

    Technology in law has been more in the spotlight this past year than ever before. The challenges posed by home or hybrid working have caused law firm managers to assess and upgrade their technology. Following our ‘Secrets from real partners on the tech you really need’ webinar in May, we caught up with guest speaker, Andrew Guile, Partner at GN Law, to find out which technology solutions make this practice tick.

    Friday, 2 July 2021
  • In conversation with Johdi Hutchins

    Eleven years later, in her role as Practice Manager, Partner and Accounts Manager for Galloway Hughes, comprising 23 lawyers and 2 offices, Johdi has full appreciation of the financial and compliance-related demands on law firms, and how technology can help. We caught up with Johdi to quiz her on legal tech so other law firm managers can make the right investments in software and hardware in order to excel…

    Monday, 28 June 2021
  • Calling smart law firms: the tech you do need and the one thing you don’t

    When we talk about the top technologies for smart law firms in 2021, what exactly do we mean? Legal practice management software? Online file storage? Cloud-based word processors? Scanners? VoIP phones? Time recording? Online payments? E-signatures? Zoom? In the modern world, law firms are expected to provide their services in the same way as every other business – at the push of a button. To meet the demands of their clients, law firms are investing huge amounts of time and resources in the smart technologies listed above, integrating every piece of software or device within their organisation from the ground up. But with hundreds of options out there, each as valuable as the last, identifying what technology your law firm actually needs can be difficult.

    Thursday, 24 June 2021
  • What is legal cashiering, why do law firms hire cashiers, and should it be your next career move?

    A legal cashier has the vital responsibility of handling all the finances of a solicitor’s practice or law firm. The term ‘legal cashier’ is in common use in England and Wales, however, descriptions such as legal accountant, financial controller, or legal accounts manager are also variously used.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2021

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From cost saving to revenue making – post-pandemic commercial success

Commercial success is the driving force for ambitious law firms and it should come as no surprise that many have a renewed determination to re-evaluate their businesses in the wake of Covid-19.


Success in-house – what people don’t tell you about how to get there

TV dramas have made many people think that the legal profession consists of heroes (or villains) in high-flying firms or public prosecution. In reality, nearly a quarter of solicitors work in-house.


The ‘soft landing’ growth strategy for law firms

Increasing demand for ‘hot’ areas of law inspires opportunist law firms to hire more specialists to add to their firepower – the right people at the right time. Yet this is a big ask.