In brief: Profits the topic for financial conference

The Lawyer and Coopers & Lybrand will hold their fifth annual financial management conference – Improving Profitability – at the London Marriott Hotel on 5 July. The conference will observe the economic outlook for law firms and discuss subjects such as on-line time recording, fee earner billing systems and partnership tax changes. Speakers will include Dibb Lupton Broomhead's director of finance and administration David Liddle and Michael Robinson, director of IT at Bevan Ashford. For further details contact Centaur Conferences on 0171 434 3711.