Resources for Law Practices

Helpful how-to guides, downloads and more.

The Ultimate Guide to Legal Cashiering

Why is legal cashiering important, what impact does it have on risk and compliance, and how can your law firm protect itself from fraud?

The answers to all these questions, and more, can be found by downloading this new eBook, produced following Quill’s webinar with our affiliate partners The Law Society and with input from the Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM).

It will walk you through exactly how legal cashiering can benefit your firm, as well as the many ways it can go wrong, the SRA rules and 5 best practices that you HAVE to get right, common myths around legal cashiering and how outsourcing might be the right fit for your law firm.

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Buyer’s Guide for Legal Practice Management Software

Download this practical guide to navigate the minefield of choosing the right software provider for you. Whether you’re growing, need better support or want to improve your digital credentials, this guide covers what to look for, how to define your requirements and tips on getting your buying team aligned. The software solution which best meets your needs is out there and this guide will take you through steps to ensure you find it!

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15-step guide to starting your own law firm

If you’re just starting out or thinking about taking the plunge, download our step-by-step eBook, focused on how to manage matters, compliance and finances. The download also outlines 10 common mistakes to avoid that put law firms at risk of SRA non-compliance and powerful lessons learned from entrepreneurs behind successful law firms.

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How law firms can go paperless

There’s a reason why practices hesitate to go fully digital – we all understand the need to ditch physical files – but how do you start? Download our helpful eBook to understand the RIGHT and the very WRONG way of going about your paperless law firm initiative.

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Ultimate guide to LinkedIn for legal professionals

If you are wondering how you can better use LinkedIn for your law firm, here are the top 10 best practices to improving your profiles and posting in a more authentic way.

Topics covered:

– How to use LinkedIn to stand out and attract new clients, employees and followers
– Helpful tips on how to optimise your profile
– What type of content is the best to be sharing
– What types of activities on the platform can generate new business

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Guide to the best legal tech tools for UK

Discover what tech tools to invest in, why go paperless and how you can make the tools you already have at your disposal work harder. With hundreds of options out there, identifying what technology your law firm actually needs can be difficult. Which begs the question: what tech DO law practices need?

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Why our customers love us

Read our latest case studies and testimonials.

Trafalgar Fiduciary Services Ltd

Amy Roberts set up Trafalgar Fiduciary, juggles life and work, and survived a global pandemic. Here, Amy describes the vital role of case management and legal accounts software, and outsourced cashiering support.

Eve Lake Conveyancing & Legal Services

Eve Lake has grown from start up to team-of-eight with further expansion ahead. She set up her practice with our legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering service.

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McCloy Legal

McCloy Legal reaches VAT landmarks thanks to our ‘superior’ accounting system integrated with specialist practice management software.

Upcoming 2021-2022 legal and law awards

Do you have a success story to share? We’ve built a database of legal and law awards for 2021-2022 to help you apply and showcase the achievements of your organisation to the rest of the industry. This includes The Law Society Excellence Awards, The Lawyer Awards, Scottish Legal Awards, Chambers UK Bar Awards, British Legal Technology Awards plus discipline-specific awards in conveyancing, family law, and wills & probate.

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Webinar recordings

Access all of Quill’s recent webinar recordings covering our suite of products, legal industry insights and more.

Upcoming Webinars

Protect your law firm: Tips, tricks and traps of legal cashiering (webinar)

Our ‘Tips, tricks and traps of legal cashiering’ webinar will explore how outsourced legal cashiering plays a critical role in avoiding pitfalls that lead to loss of clients, inefficiencies, increased costs and, even, practice closures. Sign up for 29th June at 2pm today!

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How to develop a ‘growth mindset’ at your law firm and secure new clients (webinar)

Our ‘How to develop a growth mindset at your law firm and secure new clients’ webinar will explore the ‘growth mindset’ concept and how to apply this approach to embrace change, unlock motivation and improve sales performance. Register for 19th July at 1pm now!

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Quilldex benchmarking report

Download this free report to access data depicting instruction volumes by specialism. Gain accurate insights into sector activity, pinpoint a return to near-normal market levels, benchmark your practice performance and identify commonality in experience with your counterparts. Matters are automatically categorised to a case type in order to facilitate a picture of change at a case type level.

Last updated 30 August 2021

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Legal news

Q&A on legal aid with Steve Keeling and David Gilmore at DG Legal

Legal aid is always changing. Keeping up with these changes is no small challenge. That’s why we quizzed legal aid gurus DG Legal’s Steve Keeling and David Gilmore, so that law firms can understand what’s changed these past months in order to fully comply with their Legal Aid Agency obligations.

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2021 legal forms news: Conveyancing forms TA6 & TR1’s roadmap to digitisation

The TA6 part 1 and TR1 Law Society legal forms are going digital this year, with electronic submissions and digital signatures. Archie Courage at FormEvo explains what to expect and why in 2021 with regards to these two key conveyancing forms, and how to access them via the Quill Forms service.

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Disbursements and expenses: VAT and its application

Helpful advice on how to classify expenditure within Quill’s software around tagging disbursements and expenses.

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Professional indemnity insurance renewal: Advice and tips for law firms

Buying and renewing professional indemnity insurance can be a loathsome process. Lengthy, costly and even more stressful in the light of Covid’s impact. If you’re currently reviewing your PII insurance, read on for Quill’s advice on how to make the renewal process as smart, easy and cost-effective as possible.

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Turning the tide: how to take a data-driven approach to employee wellbeing in the legal industry

Hear what Julian Bryan, MD of Quill had to say around taking a data-centric approach to understanding employee wellbeing for those in the legal industry, using tools like Best Companies and Quilldex.

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5 tips for best money handing practices and SRA compliance by legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering experts

Here are our top five tips for best money handling practices and SRA compliance to help you out, based on our recent chat with Karen Heggie, legal technical lead at Quill from our ‘MoneyChain: 5 steps to secure money transfers’ webinar.

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2022 legal forms news: how to submit digital Land Registry AP1 forms online

From November 2022, AP1 forms must be submitted to the Land Registry online, here’s how to do it within Quill Forms. Here’s how you can submit, manage, and monitor your digital AP1 forms online using Quill’s form technology.

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Tips and tricks

The 7 secrets to mastering difficult conversations

Difficult conversations in the workplace are inevitable, but they can become destructive if not dealt with effectively, and law firms are no different. Here’s a recap from our helpful CPD webinar on how to learn the art of mastering difficult conversations. Be sure to also take The Training Rock’s Trait Test!

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How to manage legal software integration like a hero

With our complete practice management software, pick ‘n’ mix solutions and third-party integrators, you get the right systems for optimum client and matter management.

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10 top tips on how to retain your talent

Software can make the world of difference because it eases employees’ workloads by streamlining and automating otherwise-repetitive duties. Read other tips to retain your talent.

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10 top tips for quality dictation and flawless typing

Follow our dictation tips so you can convert dictations quicker and the accuracy of your typed-up documents will be even more precise.

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LinkedIn Best Practices on Networking for Legal Professionals (from a novice!)

Read on for Quill MD Julian Bryan’s article on five tips on how law professionals can better network and engage on LinkedIn

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6 telltale signs it’s time to change your legal practice management software

The practice management legal software industry is rapidly changing and with it, new features are being launched all the time. Is your current vendor an innovator or a laggard?

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Contingency and disaster recovery planning

Business continuity and contingency planning best practices for law firms

Here’s a practical guide to maintaining business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning whilst working remotely during coronavirus and beyond.

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Top ten disaster recovery and business continuity planning tips for lawyers

What’s your plan to recover from disaster and get back on track to plan A? And, what’s your plan for continuing running your business during lesser disturbances?

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How to flood-defend your legal practice

Bad-weather-instigated disruptions cost our country £millions in recovery fees, lost productivity and custom. Read how to ensure your law firm is not affected.

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Combatting risk and fraud

Software swap guide: four tips to protecting your data

Four tips to help you easily and painlessly switch to another supplier. Remember that you are responsible for safeguarding your data and the best way to do this is to find a reputable and trustworthy software vendor right at the outset.

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8 tips to combat fraud for legal practices

Cyber security is a business risk. Here are eight top tips to combat fraud in your law firm and the proactive steps you can take to tighten your defences.

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10 top tips on desktop security for law firms

Cyber security is a high-risk threat. Read how you can protect yourself with our top ten desktop security tips.

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