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How to Start a Law Firm: A Practical Guide to Offering Legal Services

ISBN13: 9781784461539
Published: October 2020
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £55.00

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How to Start a Law Firm is a practical guide to offering legal services is an indispensable guide for anyone thinking about establishing their own firm.

This is a friendly and accessible guide that you’ll want to have on hand at every stage of the journey; from the initial planning stages including choosing the right structure, to early teething problems, to expansion and beyond. In this book you’ll find all the practical guidance you’ll need to set up and manage a law firm. This includes guidance on regulations, advice on taking care of your clients, a course in digital marketing, information about staffing and managing finances, a look at the opportunities offered by technology and AI, lessons in how to develop the mindset of a business owner and Covid-19. You’ll also benefit from interviews with established law firm owners who’ve shared the most important lessons they learnt when starting out.

Consider this book your trusted guide for the start-up process and the years ahead.

The key features of this book include:

  • easy to read, accessible guidance and advice on all aspects of establishing and managing a law firm
  • p-to-date information about the changes in rules for freelance solicitors from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • advice on all things technology, including managing a website, maintaining an effective web presence, the opportunities of content marketing and social media, offering online services and keeping abreast of new technologies
  • easy to find advice with clear subheadings, bullet points and charts, and
  • more than a dozen interviews with established law firm owners

Legal Practice Management
1. Could you start a law firm?
2. Choosing the right structure
3. The first steps of your start up
4. Funding your law firm
5. Do you need a premises?
6. Branding your business
7. Finding clients and establishing networks
8. Taking care of your clients
9. Establishing systems and processes
10. Managing the firm’s finances
11. Making technology work for you
12. Employing staff
13. Wellbeing and work/life balance
14. Growth and expansion
15. Exit strategies
16. Covid-19
Case studies