Moving to full open-plan. Is this a trend that will work best for larger firms, or can SMEs gain from becoming more ‘open’?

Blog post - 24/05/2016 : BLM, cms cameron mckenna, ince & co, olswang, open-plan office, sme, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the May 2016 issue of Legal Practice Management...

HighQ named among UK’s top 100 SMEs in Heathrow SME Export Track

News Article - 19/05/2016 : General, law firms, sme, Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100 2016

HighQ is proud to be placed at number 32 in the prestigious Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100 2016. ...

HCB Solicitors has contracted with Linetime to implement the market-leading DebtimeSQL system

News Article - 10/05/2016 : debt recover, HCB, insolvency practitioners, PLC, sme, sole trader, Practice Management

With 260 staff operating from 25 branches, HCB offers a wide range of services for businesses and individuals and the move coincides with a significant upturn in debt recovery work. Debbie Beet, head of debt recoveries for the HCB...

ABS launches ‘real law, made easy’ service to ‘shake up’ legal market

News Article - 11/03/2016 : ABS, General, legal advice, legal service, sme

The market will move towards a retail-style, consumer-driven approach within the next five years, says firm's managing director

A law firm owned by a global insurance gianthas promised to ‘shake up’ the...

Groundwork for growth

Resource - 28/07/2015 : content management, Konica Minolta, sme, Practice Management

This resource was also featured in the February 2015 issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. To read...

Google mobile search update to affect SMEs

News Article - 21/04/2015 : google, LDF, mobile, sme, Marketing & BD, Technology

On the 21st April, Google will introduce changes to mobile searching and will...

LPM magazine: Innovate to survive, June issue

Resource - 13/06/2014 : Advanced Legal, Andrew Hedley, Darbys, General, General, Higgs & Sons, HR Agony Aunt, jitendra valera, Keystone Law, law firm, managing partner, Natasha Rawley, Polly Jeanneret, practice director, practice manager, Richard Hill, Samuel Phillips, sme, Taylor Mowbray, The File Queen of ADDS, Wollen Michelmore, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Changing horizons

LPM digs under the surface of innovation and change in SME legal – what are today's legal businesses doing in process, people and profitability to thrive and survive? Are firms incorporating?...

LPM magazine: Life as a law firm manager

Resource - 23/05/2014 : ABS, Advanced Legal, Alan Cousins, COFA, Douglas-Jones Mercer, e-know.net, eclipse, General, General, HR Agony Aunt, jitendra valera, law firm, managing partner, Natasha Rawley, Polly Jeanneret, practice director, practice manager, Richard Hill, riverview, SGI Legal, Simon Gibson, sme, The File Queen of ADDS, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Opportunity knocks

In this issue, LPM delves into life as a law firm manager – can finance people make good practice managers/directors? What's it like to move from running a chambers to being operations head of one of...

LPM magazine: on how SME firms are facing the future

Resource - 17/04/2014 : Advanced Legal, Alan Cousins, Altodigital, Anthony Collins Solicitors, ashfords, BDBF, BPE Solicitors, COFA, colin kennedy, Emma Sell, Enoch Evans, foot anstey, Forbes, General, General, HR Agony Aunt, ILFM, IT manager, Janine Parker, jitendra valera, John Workman, law firm, managing partner, Natasha Rawley, paragon, Polly Jeanneret, practice director, practice manager, Ramsdens, Richard Hill, Simpson Millar, sme, Susan Kench, The File Queen of ADDS, Thomson Reuters, veale wasbrough vizards, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Planes, trains and automobiles...

Get the story on LPM’s regional road trip, from Bristol to Birmingham to Leeds, as we find out how firms are gearing up for a rocky yet potentially prosperous future in the SME legal...

LPM magazine: March 2014, issue no. 2

Resource - 25/03/2014 : Advanced Legal, BDBF, COFA, Emma Sell, General, General, HR Agony Aunt, ILFM, IT manager, jitendra valera, law firm, managing partner, Natasha Rawley, Polly Jeanneret, practice director, practice manager, Richard Hill, sme, The File Queen of ADDS, Thomson Reuters, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Cracking the COFA conundrum...

Find out how innovation, agility and business-thinking are transforming the UK SME legal market – and get the latest on reports, analysis and thought leaders.

In legal, vision...

First issue of Legal Practice Management magazine: February 2014

Resource - 20/02/2014 : Advanced Legal, Altodigital, BDBF, Berwins, Caroline Davison, Chris Jeffery, Darbys, e-know.net, Emma Sell, General, HR Agony Aunt, ILFM, IT manager, jitendra valera, Knights, law firm, managing partner, Natasha Rawley, Nigel Johnson, Nigel Redwood, Polly Jeanneret, practice director, practice manager, Richard Hill, Simon Darby, sme, The File Queen of ADDS, Thomson Reuters, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Beginnings...

Great challenges lie ahead for the legal market – join us for the first issue of LPM magazine and find out how those challenges can turn into opportunity for the most innovative and agile of...

Conveyancing portal pilots to start next year

News Article - 23/10/2013 : conveyancing, conveyancing portal, jonathan smithers, sme, solicitors journal, The Law Society, Technology, Practice Management

'This puts us in fairly and squarely in the 21st Century'

Testing of the Law Society's plans for an electronic conveyancing portal are to begin "as soon as possible next year", Jonathan Smithers, chairman of the...

Number of smaller law firms on financial precipice soars

News Article - 30/09/2013 : begbies traynor, Finance, legal futures, pii, small and medium sized firms, sme, Finance, Community

The number of small and medium-sized law firms in financial distress is has soared to nearly a quarter of the profession, while one in eight has gone out of business in the last year, according to new figures.

It means that the change in...

SME financing hit by downturn

News Article - 19/01/2012 : lending, sme, Finance, Finance

Lending to business for capital investment drops in 2008 fourth quarter.

The latest statistics released by the Finance and Leasing Association show that leasing and asset finance provided to businesses for capital...

Unemployment latest

News Article - 19/01/2012 : hiscox, monster employment index uk, recruitment, sme, unemployment, Human Resources, Human Resources

2009 will be a poor year for jobs however Hiscox points at a possible benefit and Monster reveals the state of online recruitment.



Hiscox (LON:HSX) has said that the current increase in redundancies will actually...