How to Start a Law Firm

How to Start a Law Firm is an indispensable guide for anyone thinking about establishing their own firm.

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About The Book

This is a friendly and accessible guide that you’ll want to have on hand at every stage of the journey; from the initial planning stages including choosing the right structure, to early teething problems, to expansion and beyond. In this book you’ll find all the practical guidance you’ll need to set up and manage a law firm.

This includes guidance on regulations, advice on taking care of your clients, a course in digital marketing, information about staffing and managing finances, a look at the opportunities offered by technology and AI, lessons in how to develop the mindset of a business owner and Covid-19. You’ll also benefit from interviews with established law firm owners who’ve shared the most important lessons they learnt when starting out.

Whats inside

  • Could you start a law firm?
  • Choosing the right structure
  • The first steps of your start up
  • Funding your law firm
  • Do you need a premises?
  • Branding your business
  • Finding clients and establishing networks
  • Taking care of your clients
  • Establishing systems and processes
  • Managing the firm’s finances
  • Making technology work for you
  • Employing staff
  • Wellbeing and work/life balance
  • Growth and expansion
  • Exit strategies
  • Covid-19; Case studies, Appendix.

About The Authors

About Rachel

Initially qualified as a Legal Executive in 2007, Rachel then qualified as a solicitor in 2009, subsequently winning Sole Practitioner of the Year in 2018 at The Law Society’s Excellence Awards.

Here’s what the Law Society said:

“Rachel truly gives us a glimpse into the future of sole practice. By using technology to provide new ways of doing things, she manages to both address a legal need and provide a valuable and accessible service to clients. By providing invaluable free advice through self-published booklets she de-mystifies the law and attracts and maintains clients.”

About Darren

Darren Sylvester is a qualified barrister (England & Wales) and qualified Solicitor (England & Wales) with over 15 years’ experience in criminal and civil litigation. Darren is an advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and has been involved in many forms of ADR to bring cases to a resolution.

Passionate about offering high quality legal advice in a timely fashion, Darren founded DJS Law Solicitors in 2016.

Darren regularly speaks and writes on professional negligence issues, by request.

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This Law Society Publication is expected November 2020.

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