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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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Practice Management Handbook 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781853287886
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853289159
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £72.00

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Planning and implementing an effective practice management strategy is a key factor in establishing a law firm’s long-term prospects.

This fully updated edition continues to offer invaluable practical advice on how to develop and implement strategic plans for every aspect of a firm. It takes a new approach to each chapter, providing coverage of cutting edge issues and helping firms to plan for today and tomorrow. These issues include:

  • determining the structure of the business in light of the Legal Services Act 2007
  • developing appropriate policies on discrimination
  • managing through an economic downturn.

In addition, the authors address the more complex and problematic areas of business management such as developing strategy and budgeting, and measuring and rewarding staff performance. Managers will find a wealth of guidance on matters such as:-

  • Structuring the business
  • recruiting and retaining staff
  • creating and developing effective client relationships
  • e-business
  • marketing your practice
  • IT management.
The Practice Management Handbook is the ideal guide for firms seeking to improve their competitive advantage in the new legal marketplace.

Legal Practice Management
1. Challenge your thinking:
Peter Scott (Peter Scott Consulting)
2. The structuring of law firms after the Legal Services Act 2007
Peter Watson (Simpson Millar LLP)
3. The financial management of law firms: a modern approach
Mark Feeney (Independent Consultant)
4. Managing people in a law firm
Phil Gott (Peopleism)
5. Marketing principles
Gavin Ingham Brooke (Spada)
6. Gaining strategic and financial benefits from CRM
Robin Dicks (The Thriving Company Ltd)
7. E-business
Nick Williams (Eversheds)
8. Knowledge management
Heather Robinson (Bevan Brittan)
9. IT management: getting the real business benefit
Andrew Simmans (Simmans Consulting)
10. Discrimination issues
Jill Andrew (Dawsons LLP).