For this month's dress down Friday funds, we've chosen to support the charity Autism Together. More specifically, our £62 donation has been made to Autism Together's The Ferns appeal. Read more about The Ferns project including comments from Autism Together's Fundraising Manager, Lindsay Tilston-Jones, and our MD, Julian Bryan.
In our latest case study, James Parry at Parry Welch & Lacey LLP explains how he's a strong advocate of change which, in his opinion, almost always leads to positive improvements. Here, James offers advice on how to embrace change by switching to hosted software and outsourced cashiering support, amongst other things, in order to work more efficiently, reduce costs and focus on what matters most - fee earning and business development.
The legal industry is markedly different to how it was just a few years ago and there's more change afoot. While any law firm recognises the ongoing need for change, many are unsure how to do it. That's why your Autumn-Winter Readit covers all things change related. Read how to react to evolving legislation, use technology for best commercial advantage, utilise free DMS functionality, adopt an outsourcing model to operate leaner and integrate your core systems.
During a catered midday social gathering held on Wednesday 5th October, we presented a cheque for £6,145 to the Alzheimer's Society. We assembled over lunch with our Middlesbrough office Wilton Centre residents to hand over monies generated from our recent Hadrian's Wall fundraiser to an official Alzheimer's Society representative, Lucy King.
In our latest handy hints article, Denise Butler at Peacock Risk Management explains how law firms can become more profitable by reviewing work currently undertaken and establishing a new division to cater for new work types added into the mix. Denise's advice ranges from recruiting the right people to achieving quality standards.
Our charity crusade continues. Since our last charity update only a few weeks ago, we've raised dress-down funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, held another blood donor session and arranged a Macmillan coffee and cake event to coincide with the national 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' campaign tomorrow. Read more including a thank you message from Tom Cuff-Burnett at The Soldiers' Charity.