Handy Guides


Wondering what the best structure is for your Law firm or are you looking for guidance on setting up? Try one of these handy guides…

Setting up a new firm – a helpful guide to download from Miller insurance. They also have a PI insurance form, helpfully tailored to new start-ups.

Setting up your firm– the up-dated version of my guide produced with Lexis Nexis

New!!! Continuity Planning – my guide produced by Lexis Nexis. It isn’t nice to consider what happens if… However, this has information on Special Executors in your Will, appointing an Attorney to deal with your firm and a pro-forma that you can tailor to your own firm for planning for risks such as floods and other disasters.

Death of a Sole Practitioner – if  a sole practitioner has died, temporary emergency authorisation from the SRA is required. The SRA need to be notified within 7 days  and the application made on form FA7 with 28 days of the date of death. SRA guidance is here – http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/firm-based-authorisation/tea-sole-practitioner.page

How to structure your firm – (warning – some of the details in this are currently being up-dated).

Compliance advice – Lexis Nexis have a very helpful series of articles and guidance – http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/sites/en-uk/independent-law/compliance-and-pii.page

The Solicitors Benevolent Association –  if you need help, they are there to assist