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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781907698378
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853286599
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: £62.95

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This invaluable bestselling guide has been completely updated. Informed by the author’s extensive experience, it provides a practical and straightforward guide for practitioners who are looking to start a small practice and those already running a small practice and looking for ways to improve performance.

The first part of the book deals with starting up in business, from deciding the legal constitution of the practice to finance and advertising. The second part covers the ongoing management of the practice, including a dedicated chapter on marketing and how to manage the growth of the firm.

The appendices are reproduced on the accompanying free CD-ROM. These include specimen documents for easy and fast customisation, saving you time and money!

Legal Practice Management
Part I - Setting up your practice:
1. Setting up - the first steps
2. Where to locate
3. Finance
4. Professional indemnity cover and insurance
5. Tools of the trade
6. Advertising
7. Putting in systems
8. VAT and tax considerations
9. Starting to trade
10. Holidays and staffing requirements
11. Developing management skills
12. Regulatory bodies and legislation

Part II - Keeping going: how to manage the small practice:
13. Periodic reviews
14. Cornerstones for future success
15. Preventative medicine
16. How to structure the firm?
17. Managing growth
18. Recruiting and retaining staff and avoiding problems
19. Marketing your practice
20. Good luck!