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4 Important Business Lessons I Learned Early (and one later)

I thought I’d share some more lessons I learned early in my career – this time from back in the days when it was (relatively) easy to be a grey importer. Well, I had to do something, Grant Thornton were paying first-year trainees in my office less than I had been paying in tax in […]

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Basic GDPR strategy for clients

Turn GDPR from a cost centre into a profit centre . Download below (password required: email us)  

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LegalEX -See You There! (Get tickets below) 21 and 22 March

Legalex is returning to the ExCeL, London March 21st & 22nd 2018 as the leading event for legal professionals who are looking to advance their business and the tickets are still free of charge. Legalex brings together over 200 cutting-edge suppliers, 150 expert led seminars, and over 3,500 legal professionals under one roof for two […]

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Introduction of NHS mobile cancer testing set to improve early diagnosis and save lives

Following November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, several mobile testing centres in supermarket car parks are being introduced by the NHS to significantly improve early diagnoses.   NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced the programme’s extension, which will fund portable CT-scanners to screen smokers and ex-smokers in three other parts of the country, potentially saving thousands […]

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Beware the New FD (and anyone else trying to impress in the short term)

Sometimes my blogs write themselves. I was talking to a marketer recently. His firm has a new FD, determined to address the slightly iffy cash-flow of the firm.  The FD has engaged in a ruthless cost-cutting exercise. Except for the partners’ drawings that is. These have consistently run at 100% of the profits earned for […]

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Performance in the legal sector market 2016/17

Our unique business support for law firms and our endorsement by the Law Society mean that we act for over 100 law firms every year.  As a result, we gather a huge amount of financial and operational information on those firms which we compile in our benchmarking database.  Although each and every one of our […]

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Succession planning by attracting junior partners to buy in.

By Andrew Roberts   I was speaking at the Local Law Societies conference last week and a theme that kept on cropping up was that junior partners are no longer keen to buy in to small firms. I was asked what firms could do about this and I think there are some clear steps that […]

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Why Being Nice Works – Our Approach

Firstly, I’ll apologise to those who were expecting something dynamic about improving their businesses and secondly to those who think ethics is a county East of London. This is a position paper and it sets out my views on how we try to (and by implication how others should) comport themselves in business life.  It […]

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Why Go For the Right Answer to the Wrong Problem?

One of the big problems I have in dealing with people is deciding what to do when what they are saying just doesn’t make any sense. The reasons why people take what seem to me to be illogical positions are almost always to do with the absence of thinking through the fundamental assumptions on which […]

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LEGAL SOFTWARE; USING THE CLOUD, STORING AND RETRIEVING DATA

Cloud computing continues to enjoy immense popularity amongst all types of businesses due to its major benefits of flexibility and low-cost deployment. It can also decrease risks to a practice by reducing or entirely eliminating the need for backups. Disaster recovery of the IT infrastructure becomes significantly easier if most of the services are cloud based […]

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