BUSINESS SKILLS? Don't be Daft I Am a Lawyer

I am excited and delighted to say that my book is now here and available for you to order.

  • 'Ann’s book is an absolute must read not just for business owners or those looking to set up in business, but for anyone looking to move into a leadership role.’  

Rachel Roberts Managing Partner Rachel Roberts Managing Partner
Stowe Family Law LLP (Leeds)

Ann’s third book shows lawyers why business skills are so important in today's changing legal/professional landscape and shouldn’t be a ‘poor relation’. With the advent of AI you do not want to be just a legal technician.

Using excerpts from interviews with legal stars, this book will take you on their business journey that will help all business owners, whether in the legal world or not.

Before you get to their stories, the first five sections provide practical advice, tools and techniques to lead you through the process of your own business journey, wherever you are.

The first section starts with your ‘Why?” and the next two assess the clients and products that would work for your business. Section 4 covers the ‘boring bits’ about business mechanics and Section 5 is about future proofing and with the advice of our Stars throughout. This keeps it real for you to find out what worked and what didn’t.

Section six contains the full stories of 29 inspirational legal professionals who have forged their own path.


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Here are what two Managing Partners have to say about Ann’s book:

The Stars in Ann’s book are ‘real’ and that makes all the difference. It is off putting when presented with perfection which few of us can aspire to and Ann’s stars give a very ‘real’  insight into  their motivation, method and experiences in business, which are truly relatable and inspiring.

Ann has taken a practical approach to helping her reader to understand clients, how to develop products and services, consider pricing, business planning and the importance of leadership. There is something for every reader to take away.

Emma Pearmaine, Managing Director of Ridley and Hall
President of Leeds Law Society

I recommend anyone thinking about setting up their own legal practice, or indeed any business delivering professional services, to first read this book - it is essential reading.

Ann Page helps you to think about the different aspects involved in setting up your own business using language that is easy to understand and absorb. There are plenty of practical exercises to complete to help you undertake the necessary groundwork.

Reading about the journeys undertaken by her ‘Stars’ provides a fascinating insight into the motivation, challenges and ethos of those who have had the courage to set up their own businesses – inspirational reading! I wish this book had been around when I became managing partner at Raworths.

Zoe Robinson, Managing Partner

Meet The Author

Meet Ann and find out more about the book and why business skills are crucial in today's legal environment in a series of meet the author events. You will have a chance to purchase the book over nibbles and drinks.


Thursday 14th May

17:30 to 19:30

Revolution York

Coney Street



Our Previous Events...


Images from book launch in Leeds


Images from book launch in Harrogate

Order a copy of 'Business Skills? Don't be Daft I Am a Lawyer!'

£24.95 Free P&P

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Ann's first two books are: In-House Lawyers' Toolkit and Managing External Legal Resources.

Both of these books, written in collaboration with Richard Tapp, have 5 star ratings on Amazon.

You can read the reviews and purchase the books on Amazon