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Insight Legal wins the ILFM Solicitors' Software Users Award 2021

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Hampshire based Insight Legal has today bagged the ILFM’s top award for the best solicitors’ software, a title they have won in previous years. For more than 15 years the ILFM’s members...

Is your legal cashier secure in their knowledge of compliance?

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The pressures on the accounts department in a law firm is immense. Anyone working in finance and law gets it! The SRA have made the Accounts Rules less stressful, however the knowledge anyone, from legal cashier > bookkeeper > finance manager > COFA...

How to become a qualified legal cashier

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How to become a qualified legal cashier and all the support you need with the ILFM, the leading trainers for legal cashiers

Savvy consumers and Legal Firms - Why your legal cashiers need training and support

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We are consumers, all of us, so you’ll understand when we explain why we are a savvy lot when choosing a law firm to work with our business, or indeed, our personal affairs. How many people in your Accounts Department do you know? The Director? The...

Five tips to support your legal cashier, and why you should be doing this.

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A legal cashier navigating a law firm’s complex technical and regulatory landscape can be stressful.

Law firms need to keep a clear focus on supporting their account’s department to ensure they comply with relevant legislative requirements to ensure the whole firm is operating responsibly, sustainably and ethically.

Coronavirus and the impact on UK law firms - one month on...

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The ILFM has now run a second follow up survey in conjunction with Saffery Champness to understand the impact on UK law firms and their strategies around furloughing their staff members. Furloughing – where are we now? At the...

Furloughed but not forgotten

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Furloughed but not forgotten Have you arranged training yet for your staff on furlough? The government is actively encouraging employers to do so * and the Institute is ready and keen to help you provide it. The furlough scheme will...

Coronavirus and the impact on UK law firms

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The ILFM has run a survey in conjunction with Saffery Champness to understand the impact on UK law firms and their strategies around furloughing their staff members Introduction We are living through deeply challenging and, for many, distressing times....

Message from our Chief Executive

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LEGAL FINANCE - ONE SIMPLE TRICK FOR PEACE OF MIND

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Working in legal finance brings its pressures and headaches. SRA Accounts Rules, compliance, regulations, fee earner demands and client placation. ILFM Membership is a must for legal finance and management professionals in the UK. We...

ILFM and CILEx Regulation - vital business skills for specialist lawyers

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The ILFM and CILEx Regulation are working in partnership to provide high quality accounting and practice management knowledge and skills for lawyers. In this post we talk about risk, compliance,...

Happy Easter to each and every Legal Finance Professional

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Where has this first quarter gone? The ILFM team have been busy bunnies since January, mainly ensuring our experienced trainers are ready and raring to go with the new SRA Accounts Rules’ training events. Probably not surprising that our...

SRA - New Accounts Rules and how the ILFM help, train and support all legal finance & management professionals

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The SRA has confirmed that they will launch their new regulatory model on 25 November 2019, and the ILFM would like to ensure that all legal finance professionals are given practical training, updates and support before the rules come into play. ...

ILFMConnect is LIVE!

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Legal HR and Practice Managers - How Do You Support Your Legal Finance Teams or Candidates?

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From legal cashiers, bookkeepers, head of accounts to COFAs – there has never been so much education and support through the ILFM . Knowledge is power. The ILFM team up each year with Balance Recruit , a specialist Legal Finance Recruitment...

Why Every Legal Cashier Needs ILFM Membership

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From cashiers to COFAs – the role of a person within legal finance has changed so much over the past 20 years. Here’s why the profession requires support, training, education and friendly guidance more than ever before. The ILFM started...

Legal Finance - Insider Insight

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The ILFM’s history is one of support, advice and training. Over the years we have grown in tandem with new compliances and regulations to become the leading non-profit organisation for legal finance professionals. The ILFM was founded in 1978,...

Legal Finance - What to expect and how the ILFM helps

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Your journey in an Accounts Department of a Law Firm can be daunting. It’s an exciting time, knowing you are in a specialist area of finance. From bank reconciliations, to data entry, to understanding how lawyers and clients...

Don't miss the Institute's 2018 Annual Conference

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With just a few weeks to go until the start of our conference celebrating the Institute’s 40 th anniversary, you still have an opportunity to book your place at our early-bird discounted rate. For me, these are the highlights I’m most...

The ILFM listed legal software suppliers guide 2018-2019.

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Deciding which new or replacement software is appropriate for our firms has never been easy, we have to take so many factors into account. Cost is always a critical consideration, but we also have to include compliance, effectiveness and response times. Not...

Seven reasons why you can't miss the ILFM Annual Conference 2017

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With just ten weeks to go until the Annual ILFM conference, the team asked me what I’m most looking forward to. When I stopped to give this some thought, I realised there was quite a lot – it’s an exciting year for the ILFM...

ILFM Listed Legal Software Suppliers Guide 2017

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Welcome to the Institute’s 2017 guide to listed legal software suppliers Deciding on what new or replacement software is appropriate for our firms has never been easy: we have to take so many factors into account. Cost is always a critical...

Seven reasons why you can't miss the ILFM Annual Conference

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With less than six weeks to go until the Annual ILFM conference entitled ‘Brave New World’, the team asked me what I’m most looking forward to. When I stopped to give this some thought, I realised there was quite a lot – it’s an...

Win a FREE Place at ILFM Conference 2016

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Dear Members, To complete our recent rebranding exercise we wanted to ask you about your ideas for an ILFM strapline. You will of heard many many straplines in everyday life... Just do it, Vorsprung durch technik, I'm lovin'...

Clio offers ILFM Members discounted rate

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Clio offers ILFM Members discounted rate via member benefits program. This partnership allows the Institute’s members to subscribe to Clio at a discounted rate. “We’re delighted to be offering Clio as a member benefit to...

The best thing I learnt in Excel this year

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The best thing I learnt in Excel this year Often it is the simplest things in life that are most rewarding. Finding a new function in Excel that saves time doing a repetitive task is definitely something I count as rewarding, which is...

ILFM Conference 2015 - Save the Date & Sponsorship Opportunities

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Save the Date! Our Conference at The Law Society, London will take place on Friday 13th November 2015. You can start to join the conversation and see the latest updates on Social Media using hashtag...