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Switching on to greener office policies

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Making some small, simple changes can make the difference to your sustainability credentials and your bottom line.

Cash management

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In the current economic climate, financial stability should be of paramount importance to the financial director or partner of any firm.

An appetite for lending

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Chris Marston, Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds TSB Commercial, explains how banks keep their approach and appetite to lend under regular review.

Seldon – what it means for retirement

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It is a common myth that ‘Seldon’ only applies to law firms and partners in law firms. This is not true; it applies widely across all sectors dealing with the difficult issues of retirement and may, therefore, be of interest to you and your clients.

A marriage made in heaven – or hell?

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With the increasing pressures placed on law firms from the economy, competition, tighter regulation and a general squeeze on profits, many firms are questioning how to move forward with their businesses.

Simplify your life

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Chris Stanton, the Finance Director at Shoosmiths spoke at the Solicitors Group 2012 Annual Conference about ‘The Duties and Responsibilities of a COFA’, in this video Chris talks about the impact of outcomes-focused regulation (OFR) for law firms.

The new competitive landscape

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Chris Marston, Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds Bank, compares the changes underway in the solicitors’ profession with those seen in the banking industry during his career.

Changing times in banking

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Chris Marston, Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds TSB Commercial, gives an insight into the banker’s mindset and explores how the relationship between solicitors and bankers is changing.

What factors affect a lending decision?

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Just as the law can seem mysterious to non-practitioners, the way bankers arrive at lending decisions may appear arcane. Chris Marston, Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds TSB Commercial, provides a summary of the fundamentals of credit assessment.

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