Steer your firm through these difficult times with From Recession to Upturn - Financial Management and Strategy for Law Firms . This special report provides your firm with the tools it needs to negotiate the current climate and, crucially, to prepare for the eventual upturn. Written by leading experienced professionals, the book offers a strategic yet practical approach. Part 1 looks at the effect of the ecomic slowdown and shows how your firm can deal with the immediate problems it may face. Part 2 shows how effective financial management can help you to stabilise your business. Part 3 looks forward to the upturn, suggesting how your firm can position itself to take advantage of the potential opportunities. The book includes case studies from finance directors and other professionals to illustrate potential difficulties and suggest solutions.
A chartered accountant and management consultant, Andrew has advised around 250 firms in the UK and Ireland on their management and profitability. His most recent book, Profitability and Law Firm Management was published by the Law Society in 2002, with the second edition published in 2007. He is joint author of the annual survey of law firms in Scotland, published by the Law Society of Scotland. In 2006 he was an advisor to Lord Carter's review of legal aid procurement in England and Wales. He is a course tutor at the Nottingham Law School, a member of the Executive Committee of the Law Management Section, and a founding member of the Law Consultancy Network. Sarah Wilkinson is a chartered accountant and Finance Director of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. She was previously Group Financial Controller for Clifford Chance LLP and has eleven years' experience of working with law firms.