Finance directors play a critical leadership role in the legal profession, supporting their firms to adapt to sophisticated and changing client expectations while maintaining internal profits and building the right financial platform for growth.
HBR Consulting had the privilege of hosting an interactive workshop at the 2018 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Institute that challenged participants to take their law department operations up a notch.
The past 12 months has been a progressive period for the finance departments of law firms across London, particularly for the larger firms where commercial finance expertise is maturing and resources are growing.
You may have heard recently about the case of Brabners LLP v HMRC where the tribunal judge held that electronic property search fees could not be labelled disbursements for VAT purposes, leaving Brabners with a hefty £68,000 VAT bill and law firm accounting departments across the country with sweaty palms.
Managing procurement within a global enterprise is a tall order in the face of increased complexity and uncertainty. Organisational silos, isolated data, and disparate systems can get in the way of a company’s ability to get actionable insights from data.
Organisations with overseas subsidiaries have countless issues to contend with. The intricacies of differing business practices. Variations in business and employment law. Cultural and language differences. Another issue which may have just as many ramifications, but is often much less-known, is the taxation and compliance impact of employees’ reimbursable expenses.
Mobility is one of, if not the most critical factor for assessing modern business travel apps. Travelers expect the same straightforward, feature-rich and high-quality, user experience that they have grown accustomed to with their favorite consumer apps.
With the end of the financial year now looming, a number of organisations are gearing up for what can often be an incredibly frantic time. But from a remuneration perspective, there are many ways to avoid encountering ‘payroll pain’, believes Claire Treadwell, senior bureau manager at Cascade Payroll Managed Services.
The issue of unrated insurers has long been debated in our market – and it’s generally accepted that those insurers served a purpose for the profession at a time when there was limited choice for smaller law firms when purchasing their professional indemnity insurance (PII).