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Applying for a Statutory Will: When should I instruct a genealogist?

26 May 2022

When a Statutory Will is written on the behalf of an individual who has lost capacity, there are many things to be considered. Title Research’s new blog discusses when these Wills should be made, the application and execution process, and a Statutory Will case study.

Access Legal launches digital workspace for law firms looking to overcome fragmented frustrations

24 May 2022

Access Legal, part of The Access Group, is helping UK law firms navigate an increasingly competitive market and growing economic pressures with the launch of Access Workspace for Legal.

Another Proclaim user firm selects VirtualSignature to automate its Claims process

23 May 2022

Personal Injury law firm Jones Kinvig Lawyers has selected VirtualSignature as the company continues its investment in technology to provide clients with a responsive, efficient service when dealing with their RTA, accidents at work, trips and slips and housing disrepair claims.

Free Networking and legal discussion event: Innovate Legal London

20 May 2022

This 9 June, Clio—the world’s leading provider of cloud-based legal practice management software—will be bringing its first in-person UK event in over two years to London. The Innovate Legal London event will provide an evening of networking and discussion for legal practitioners and law firm owners.

Lawtons choose PracticeEvolve to manage clients more effectively

20 May 2022

Lawtons Solicitors have selected PracticeEvolve in order to maximise new business opportunities, from initial enquiry to onboarding through to the final bill.

Property prices soar and fraudsters know it too

20 May 2022

For most people, buying a property is likely to be the largest transaction they ever make. In March this year, according to Rightmove’s House Price Index, the average property value broke the £350k mark for the first time, with the average house price now reported to be £354,564. The Land Registry also reported an 11% rise in house prices year-on-year in February.

New report helps homebuyers look into the future to better prepare for extreme weather hazards

19 May 2022

Following its market debut in April, Dye & Durham is celebrating the 1,000th order of its Climate Report, which helps conveyancing professionals inform homebuyers of the hazards arising from climate change — both today and until 2080.

Is your brain leaving the meeting before you?

19 May 2022

Inspired by the ever-transforming modern working environment, global audio brand EPOS today announced its latest range of Meeting Room Solutions, aimed at reducing cognitive overload and keeping employees focused and productive in meetings. With all products – video and audio solutions – being designed for your brain, EPOS enables users on both sides of virtual meetings to communicate better.

Quill’s interview with Eve Lake

19 May 2022

Eve’s biography is an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to gather inspiration for their own potential law firm launch plans. Read what law firm owner, working mum and conveyancing specialist Eve has to say about law school, working for large corporates, and finally setting up her own practice using Quill’s legal accounts software and outsourced cashiering service…

What do digital AP1’s mean for law firms?

18 May 2022

From November 2022, HM Land Registry will no longer accept scanned or PDF versions of AP1s. This move towards a seamless, paperless Digital Registration Service will undoubtedly accelerate processes and help eradicate errors and delays in the long term. But in the short-term, property lawyers must get ready to adapt to this new system. 

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