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It’s all about the pictures: government considers radical changes to contracts

Radical changes are being considered for government contracts for digital services, including removing “negative language”, limiting sentences to two lines and hosting boilerplate clauses online. Use of visual images is also being encouraged.

September 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

SRA warns firms of confidentiality risk from law firm M&A

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned of confidentiality risks from law firm mergers and acquisitions. It also highlighted dangers arising from cloud computing and complex global business structures.

January 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government surveillance threatens law firms’ cloud data security, regulator warns

Widespread data snooping by the US National Security Agency, as revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, could threaten the security of cloud computing for law firms acting in confidential merger negotiations, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned.

November 13th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

SRA "waiting for something to go wrong" before taking action on cloud computing

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s reluctance to give detailed guidance to law firms on cloud computing could be because it is “waiting for something to go wrong” before it acts, a report has suggested.

July 18th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

Bhatia Best Solicitors plot a course for the Cloud

Major Midlands-based practice Bhatia Best Solicitors is the latest legal firm to select a DPSCloud full-service hosted IT solution as their future IT platform. With offices in Nottingham, Derby and Mansfield, and close to 200 staff, Bhatia Best, which was founded nearly 20 years ago by partners Ash Bhatia and Matthew Best, has grown to […]

September 5th, 2012 | Comments Off on Bhatia Best Solicitors plot a course for the Cloud

Law firms warming to social media but retain concerns about the cloud

Lawyers are warming to the use of social media in their practices but have reservations about risks associated with cloud computing, according to a major survey of law firm IT personnel. Three-quarters of the 712 specialists surveyed said they felt positive about social media as a tool to deliver value to their firms.

May 24th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Beware the “Cloudboys”

Moving your IT into the Cloud is a sensible way to go if firms want to work faster and smarter, but it needs to be done carefully. Chris Cann outlines his experience of doing it at Shropshire firm Martin-Kaye.

October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »