Quill gives law firms step-by-step instructions on effective disaster recovery and business continuity planning
There are a multitude of issues that you need to consider when assessing risk and developing disaster recovery and business continuity plans for your practice.
Firstly, identify the threats and implement processes to minimise their potential disruption. Starting at the basic physical security layer, consider precautionary measures like fire prevention, intrusion protection, electrical supply continuity to network and computer security, resilience and backup.
However, the risks to your business don’t end there. Operational disasters are another possibility and can be just as damaging, but to your credibility and reputation. For example, SRA breaches and failure to meet SRA Accounts Rules compliance can result in expensive fines, penalties and bad publicity.
So, how can your organisation become optimally equipped to manage risk and maintain efficient, compliant operations in the event of unexpected disaster? It’s all about generating coherent disaster recovery and business continuity plans as a sound basis upon which to base your emergency response, resumption and recovery efforts.