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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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Guide to the best legal tech tools for UK 2021

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

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GN Law

Andrew Guile has grown GN Law from 10 to 50 employees in 15 years with the help of technology.

Blackfords LLP

Advice from Trevor Francis at Blackfords LLP on how software reduces court bundle prep from 2 days to 20 minutes.

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Galloway Hughes

Johdi Hutchins explains how technology can help meet financial and compliance-related demands.

Upcoming webinars and events

Quill uncovers… LinkedIn for law webinar: A step-by-step guide for partners

The second in our QUILL UNCOVERS webinar series continues in August with the all-important subject of using LinkedIn for the business of law. Receive valuable insights from LinkedIn gurus Sahar Farooqi (DAC Beachcroft), Stuart Kaye (Adams Kaye) and Yvonne Boateng (LinkedIn consultant).

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Turning the tide: how to take a data-driven approach to employee well-being

Look through the lens of our Quilldex free matter benchmarking tool and crystal-ball gaze into the future with Julian Bryan at the ICAEW Solicitors Conference. He’s addressing the mental health crisis by presenting a tried-and-tested, two-part employee well-being plan.

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Upcoming 2021 legal and law awards

Do you have a success story to share? We’ve built a database of legal and law awards for 2021 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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Quilldex benchmarking report during Covid-19

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 16 March 2021

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Legal news

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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Top 10 changes coming to SRA Accounts Rules in 2019

Here are the top 10 points of difference from the old to new SRA Accounts Rules.

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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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Tips and tricks

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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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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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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