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The Future of Legal Accounts – developing back office solutions

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The last decade has seen seismic changes within the legal profession and how legal practises are run. Plans to streamline the SRA accounts rules even further mean the next ten years could see changes that make the previous ten seem positively pedestrian.

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Residual Client Balances….. Time to get a grip!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Residual client balances can be a cashier’s nightmare, whether inherited from a predecessor or left due to time constraints.

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Legal Accounts Software from a Cashier’s Perspective

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A helpful article for anyone setting up a new firm who may feel choosing an accounts package is low on their list of priorities.

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SRA Accounts Rules Phase 3 Consultation – From a cashier’s perspective

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Phase three of the review of the SRA Accounts Rules is now in consultation. Phase one was October 2014 and phase two, November 2015. October 2014 was the time where we first saw Outcomes Focused Regulation. This new style of regulation was seen as a rather radical change to how cashiers governed the accounts during an accounting year.

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Fraud alert!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In this article, Hazlewoods Accountants’ Legal team draw attention to the growing issue of fraud perpetrated against legal practices and gives advice on how to protect your firm.

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Auto-Enrolment and Work Place Pensions – advice for Solicitors’ Firms

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

As well as keeping their legal accounts in order, Solicitors need to be aware of their Auto Enrolment date for providing pensions for staff. In the following article James Toulson of 1 Less Worry Payroll Services explains clearly the obligations on firms and the implications should you fail to enrol

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The new SRA Handbook – Version 12

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

There are a few KEY changes to the SRA Handbook this year. These changes will affect all law firms in the UK!

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Sole Practitioners – Fee earning or Administration?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

To most Sole Practitioners (SPs) the answer to this question is obvious. However during my 14 years of experience dealing with SPs, it is clear to me that fee earning time is being eroded by administration.

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Is the SRA playing with fire when it plays with words?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

This paper addresses the SRA policy on what amounts to a Fixed Fee which was announced in January 2014

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Solicitors and their attitude to accounts

Friday, March 28th, 2014

It has always surprised me how little weight solicitors place on keeping their accounts in good order.

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