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Electric Avenue: how tech is helping high street firms thrive

Are rumours of the death of high street law firms rather exaggerated? Despite dark predictions by Professor Richard Susskind – often uncannily accurate in his forecasting of changes to the legal landscape – high street practices are turning to tech to ensure their survival. More…

Reducing Costs For Law Firms

No matter how big or small your law firm I’m sure you want to reduce your costs and energy is one of the easiest places to begin. More…

How have the new rules on proportionality impacted on civil costs since Jackson?

The Jackson reforms swept away the Lownds test for determining whether or not costs are proportionate. Indeed, CPR 44.3(2)(a) expressly states that costs may be disproportionate notwithstanding that they were reasonably and necessarily incurred. More…

Networking: what it can do for you

Firms can’t afford to lose their clients, so what do you do when a client needs legal expertise you don’t have? Join a referral and support network, borrow the expertise – and keep the client. More…

Is there a case for Case Management?

Unless you have an unlimited amount of hours in the day, if you are to meet these increasing demands upon your time then you have to be efficient. There are many suppliers to the legal market that offer products and services to make things easier for you. More…

Get on top of Cybersecurity!

Is your data safe, and do you have sufficient skills to combat cyber threats? The Government has unveiled a free training course for the legal and accountancy professions, both of which are in the front line of cyber-attacks. More…

Implementing and Achieving ISO 27001 Certification

Information may be printed or written on paper, stored electronically, transmitted by post or email, shown on films or spoken in conversation. Whatever form the information takes, or means by which it is shared or stored, ISO 27001 will help you to ensure it is always appropriately protected. More…

IT and Marketing for Law Firms: the best websites

Marketing and legal tech issues are hot topics for law firms, whether you’re looking to broaden your client base, improve your online platform or exploit the bewildering array of legal tech available. More…

Money Laundering: SRA ups support to firms – but it comes with a warning

Are you compliant with anti-money laundering rules? The legal profession is particularly attractive to criminals looking to launder criminal proceeds – but there’s more the profession can do to combat the risks. More…

Private ClientLine - Standing to challenge a Will

It is clear that a benefciary under a previous will or a relative who would take under the intestcy rules if a will is invalid can challenge a will. Who else can? More…

ResidentialReport - MORTGAGES AGAIN!

For those of us with a mortgage to repay, there is always there, at the back of our minds, the worry that something might happen to prevent us keeping up our payments - and then be subject to a possession order and losing our home. More…

FamilyScribe - Landmark court ruling for unmarried couples? Southwell v Blackburn [2014] EWCA Civ 1347, 16 October 2014

A good cohabitee dispute is like catnip to the Daily Mail. On 16 October 2014, its headline relating to this case was ‘Man ordered to pay £28,500 to his ex-girlfriend after break-up in landmark court ruling for unmarried couples.’ More…

 
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