....from the SOLICITORS group

Court of Protection: what’s the latest?
A number of important rulings have recently emanated from the Court of Protection.  We highlight some decisions that are of particular interest to practitioners. More…


LEAP announce continued partnership for 2016 with the SOLICITORS group
LEAP, a cloud legal software solution for small law firms has announced that they are very proud to once again be lead sponsors of the SOLICITORS group roadshows and exhibitions taking place across the UK and Ireland in 2016. More…

The Best of …. Private Client Blogs
With busy lawyers increasingly relying on law blogs to provide a daily dose of news, comment and advice, we provide a round-up of the best private client law blogs out there. Whether you’re looking for insights on wills and probate, commentary on recent legal developments or analysis of government budgets, these blogs will keep you up to speed. More…

Wills: where property is an issue
The courts continue to rule on wills disputes, particularly where land and property are involved.  We highlight two rulings of importance to practitioners where useful guidance has been given.
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Unlimited annual leave for lawyers: desirable or deplorable?
An East Anglian law firm has become the latest to implement an ‘all you can take’ annual leave policy, with employees not subject to the usual restrictions on annual leave but left to take their holidays as and when they want it.  Sounds idyllic – yes?  But what are the true benefits of allowing employees such a degree of freedom, and what are the risks?
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Duty of Care: valuations
What is the breadth and extent of a professional’s duty of care to others?  The High Court has ruled in a case of particular importance in sectors where professionals provide expert reports and opinions.
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Fraudsters
It is a truth universally acknowledged that law firms are prime targets for fraudsters, not least cyber criminals keen to exploit the legal sector’s increasing reliance on IT. Yet despite the widespread acceptance that cyber security and strategies to guard against fraud should be a key priority, it would seem there remains a good deal of work to be done if firms are to keep themselves – and their clients – safe. What are the key trends that firms should be aware of – and how can they guard against the risk of fraud? 
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