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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the LAWBizTech E-Bulletin. This is a completely free source of news and features regarding the latest issues in legal technology and law firm management, which you will receive on a bi-monthly basis. To find out about the upcoming LAWBizTech event in London, please visit our website here. To explore the other services offered by the SOLICITORS group, click here.

What are the lesser known tech risks for firms?
Any lawyer will know that cyber security remains top of the risk factors when it comes to the use of technology in law firms.  Firms are striving to implement the necessary measures to protect themselves against attack, damage or unauthorised access by cyber criminals.  But what about the risks closer to home? More...
Working in the Cloud: the wider risks
Law firms are increasingly using cloud computing, reflecting the very tangible benefits it brings both firm and clients particularly efficiency and streamlining the practice.  As working in the cloud becomes increasingly mainstream, a reminder of the risks may be useful. More...
Digital Signatures gets Law Society's Approval
The legal profession continues to catch up with the latest technology has to offer, and electronic signatures to legal documents are now becoming increasingly mainstream.  The Law Society has issued a welcome Practice Note on the use of digital signatures in commercial contracts - so what do practitioners need to know? More...
Competition in the Legal Marketplace
Competition in the legal marketplace it not working sufficiently, says an interim report by the Competition and Markets Authority.  This, says the CMA, is because few service providers publish prices online and there are not enough digital comparison tools.  However, the CMA has concluded that no formal market investigation is needed. More...
Online Platform Trial for Family Law
Emerging technologies continue to assist all areas of legal practice, and family law is now the beneficiary of a new, innovative online platform currently being trialled.  Siaro is a new online platform that allows lawyers to submit information into a dashboard format ahead of the first client meeting to save time.  So what is Siaro and what does it offer family lawyers and clients? More...
5 tips for profitable conveyancing
Have you turned away conveyancing work because it's not delivering profit? Is the time and hassle involved in accurately preparing documents in your current case management software a barrier to accepting the work? More...
Why Your Legal Firm Needs a Website, and How to Build One
Clients make decisions about you based on your website. Not having a website for your firm means handing off potential business to lawyers that do. When looking at the blank canvas of possibilities, deciding what to include on your site is a big step. Here, we'll look at what goes into building a website, and your options for getting it done. More...
Top Ten Tips on Finding Value in the Cloud
SMEs, more than most, have lots to gain from the cloud because it levels the playing field. Suddenly, they can use the same enterprise-type systems at easily affordable cost thereby liberating them from the constraints and limitations of traditional small business IT systems. So, it's time to get on board. But due diligence is advised. Do your homework before you sign. If you're unsure where to start, worry not, our top ten tips will help you out. More...

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