On the same day the Law Society Gazette reported Solicitors Regulation Authority statistics relating to cybercrime, we were the subject of an attempted cyber scam. Thankfully, our ever-vigilant senior management team stopped the cyber attacker in his tracks and no money was exchanged. Here, we've compiled a list of 5 top tips on combatting fraud to help you protect your practice against criminals.
With a constant flow of incoming dress-down day funds from our casually-dressed-on-Fridays employees, monies are routinely sent to a mix of charities. It's always nice to receive recognition for your efforts. That's why we're tickled pink with these just-in thank you notes from our recent charitable beneficiaries, Marie Curie and Beechwood Cancer Care. Read more and get involved.
We've recruited Chris Hawley as Finance Director based at our Manchester headquarters. As a Chartered Accountant, having held previous senior finance positions within law firms for the best part of 20 years and trained initially with Ernst & Young, Chris is superbly placed for the financial management role at Quill.
During a midday social event held on 10th September, we presented a cheque for £7,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The money was generated from our recent Yorkshire Three Peaks fundraiser. Read our thank you note from the MS Society and commentary from our MD, Julian Bryan.
Have you seen our double-page spread in the new issue of Legal Practice Management? In an article titled "Flexible Friends", our MD, Julian Bryan, explores the options for SME legal entities fighting off the competition. Julian proposes that, in order to move and think as agile businesses, firms can convert fixed office-based costs into completely variable costs.