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The LAW Newsletter Autumn 2017 (Armstrong Watson)

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The LAW, the specialist publication for the legal profession from the legal sector team at Armstrong Watson.  Specialists are available from all of our 16 offices to provide pro-active support and advice to lawyers in compliance and business improvement matters. This publication is designed to allow us to share […]

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Is your business equipped for survival?

The Death of a CEO is not something we like to think or talk about, says Matt Hodges-Long (pictured). While we tend to associate risks with fires, floods, data breaches and hurricanes, death is the only risk guaranteed to affect us. So why isn’t it the number one priority on our risk management agenda? When Christophe […]

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Legal News September 2017 (Armstrong Watson)

To view September’s issue of Armstong Watson’s Legal News, click here. 

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How ‘Capable’ is Your Online Business Development?’

You’ve driven them to your website. Now how good is it? You have social medai accounts? How much of the potential are you fulfilling? Download the checklist we use before we sit down with the partners…..

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VAT and Disbursements – Brabners LLP vs HMRC

  You may have seen in recent press a  recent First-Tier Tribunal decision held that the law firm Brabners LLP should have accounted for VAT on the recharge of online property search fees passed on to their clients.    It has been common practice for law firms involved in property conveyancing matters to treat the […]

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How to Show Full Article Content on Your Newsfeeds, Not Just the title

Several people have asked how to show ALL the article content on your newsfeeds.   It is very easy!   Go to the settings tab. In the top grey box, click on Authorised IP addresses for full content                                               (edit) A box appears Add YOUR website IP address in the  IP addresses box     Click […]

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New Brand Personality Survey Tool

Brand Reflections – A New Brand Strategy Tool seeking Beta Testers Brand Reflections is a new brand strategy tool, currently seeking beta testers, to help brand owners understand and optimise the personality and performance of their brand. Thinking about brands as having a personality in the same way that people do offers Partners and Brand […]

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But surely my PII will cover me

But surely my PII will cover me? Law Firms have been surprised to learn that Professional Indemnity policies do not provide for the costs of regulatory investigations where these are unconnected with a negligence claim or circumstance. The Law Society Gazette article (26 June 2017) regarding the position faced recently by Leigh Day highlighted the […]

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Budgeting Time? A Challenge Awaits!

Budgeting Time? A Challenge Awaits!   September is the month a lot of firms start their budgeting process for the following year (and when a lot realise they won’t catch up the performance slack in the last quarter). Typically, this process involves taking last year’s budget and fiddling with it. I never liked that as […]

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How to get your firm merger ready (good practice whether you want to merge or not)

As a managing partner, you never know when that merger approach might come through which is right for your firm. At least half of the firms we work with did not actively plan to merge but each approach offers different opportunities and sometimes these can be compelling enough to change the strategy. Only the most […]

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