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Social Media and Litigation
Social media seems almost ubiquitous across the generations, and lawyers should be aware that individuals’ Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram accounts may prove a rich seam of evidence in litigation proceedings. Social media may also be used to influence judges’ sentencing decisions – or to serve proceedings on individuals proving otherwise difficult to contact. More…


OFR: Firms slow to respond and comply?
SRA statistics suggest compliance with Outcomes Focused Regulation (OFR) has been slow - with a reticence on the profession’s part to fully get to grips with it. An updated Law Society Practice Note represents a timely reminder for firms and practitioners of the importance of compliance.
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Financial Remedies and the Duty of Disclosure
Family practitioners have much to chew over following the high profile Supreme Court rulings in Sharland and Gohil. In both cases, the ex-wives’ settlement agreements were set aside on the basis of incomplete, false and/or fraudulent non-disclosure in financial proceedings. So what can they can take from these rulings? More…

Annual Leave: can be carried over for 18 months
When, and for how long can annual leave be carried forward by employees who are on sick leave? Employers, including law firms, should note a recent EAT ruling clarifying the issue in light of EU law which means employers must now permit holiday entitlement to be carried over for up to 18 months - if sickness means it has been unused. More…


Limitation Periods: knowledge
When does ‘knowledge’ constitute choice and choice demonstrate knowledge for the purposes of the Limitation Act?  A recent Court of Appeal ruling provides useful clarification on the LA in the context of personal injury and professional negligence, but the issue remains less than clear. More…

Commercial Contracts: implied terms
A term will only be implied into a contract where necessary to give it business efficacy. However, the courts will uphold commercial terms in some cases – even where by doing so it is “commercially disastrous”. Two recent rulings are useful reminders to practitioners of the courts’ current approach to contract terms. More… 


Blog Round-Up: the best law firm marketing blogs
No law firm can afford to ignore the power of a good marketing strategy if they want to stay ahead of their competitors. We take a look at the best law marketing blogs out there – from US-authored blogs offering webinars to sober advice on the consequences of failing to get to grips with marketing. More…
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Challenge and Evolve
Addressing the way in which conveyancers are working, changes within the industry and how workplace culture can be rectified by challenging and evolving current processes - enabling you to work smarter, not harder. More… 

Cyber Essentials & Cyber Insurance – Prevention & Cure

Imagine how a business would cope if they were no longer able to access their data or communicate, or if their data were copied, stolen, or corrupted or if a malicious third party took control of their systems. How would they respond? More…

Going Home Again: but love don’t live here anymore…

When the work-life balance is challenged and all is not well at home, it affects life in the workplace. We must either change or change will happen to us. More… 

Why you should care about Metadata
Before reading any further, ask yourself these questions……How many documents do you create per month? How many documents does your organisation create per month? Are your documents ‘clean’, or do they include repurposed content from other sources like websites or articles? How many of your documents are digitally annotated or have at some point included track changes? Do you ever share your documents outside of your organisation? More…

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