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Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice Martin Smith

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice By Martin Smith

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice by Martin Smith


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Summary

A guide to starting and running a legal practice. It takes account of: the impact of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007; the introduction of the Solicitors Regulation Authority; the implications of the Legal Services Act; the revised Lexcel practice management standard; and legal and regulatory developments.

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice Summary

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice by Martin Smith

This invaluable guide has been completely updated. Based on the author's own experience, it provides a practical and straightforward guide to starting and running a legal practice. 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. Comprehensively revised, the book takes account of: the impact of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007; the introduction of the Solicitors Regulation Authority; the implications of the Legal Services Act; the newly revised Lexcel practice management standard; and ongoing legal and regulatory developments. New to this edition, the appendices are reproduced on the accompanying CD-ROM. These include specimen documents for easy and fast customisation, saving you time and money!

About Martin Smith

Martin Smith is the founding partner of Martin Smith & Co based in Hertfordshire. He qualified with London sole practitioner Duke Cohan & Co in 1976 and then moved to Park Nelson becoming a partner in 1980. He set up his own firm in 1988 and specialises in litigation. He has handled many high profile cases and appeared many times on both radio and television. Martin is also the author of Precedent Library for the General Practitioner (Law Society, 2007).

Table of Contents

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. Recruitment and retention; 19. Marketing your practice; 20. Good luck!; Appendices

Additional information

GOR005497989
9781853286599
1853286591
Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice by Martin Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Law Society
2008-10-03
288
N/A
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