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ICO reports increased consumer trust in companies protecting their data

18 July 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its annual report showing that more than a third (34%) of consumers trust organisations to adequately protect their personal information – an increase from 21% the previous year.

How the Carl Sargeant inquest put the spotlight on the murky world of politics

18 July 2019

Last week I acted for Bernie, Jack and Lucy Sargeant, the family of former Welsh Government cabinet minister Carl Sargeant at the inquest into his death. Carl committed suicide in November 2017 after he was sacked from his cabinet post as Secretary for Communities and Children. Allegations had been made against him, but he was never told what they were. The fact of his impending removal from government was leaked to the media before he knew.

Tikit signs top 15 accounting firm, Saffery Champness, in NetDocuments deal

18 July 2019

Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to professional service firms, today announced that Saffery Champness joined their customer base, with the selection of NetDocuments cloud-based document and email management platform.

SearchFlow releases enhanced AML Dashboard

18 July 2019

SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of search solutions and legal reports – has released an enhanced version of its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Dashboard within its online property search ordering platform. The updates are designed to provide property lawyers and conveyancing professionals with improved AML document management and enriched assessment functionality.

Digital disruption – Future-proofing the law firm

18 July 2019

Various trends are impacting law firms in 2019 and there is one common theme – technology. PWC’s Law Firms’ Survey 2018 reported that “100% of Top 10 and 40% of Top 11–25 firms view technology as the key challenge facing the legal sector over the next 2 years.”

South East Law Firm upgrade dictation system with new hosted digital solution

17 July 2019

Set up in 2001, The Child Law Partnership is a family law firm who initially focused exclusively on children’s cases and Social Services. After expanding, the practice now deals with a broad range of family issues involving separation, divorce, disputes concerning children and family finances.

Certainty Expert Webinars presents Graham Stott, 3PB Barristers

17 July 2019

Join us on Thursday 25th July at 12.00pm when we will be joined by Barrister, Graham Stott of 3PB Barristers who will be presenting our next Certainty Expert Webinar, titled “Gifts of P’s Property: authority, considerations and best interests”.

Quill’s “Quillathlon” charity fundraiser

17 July 2019

With Cancer Research UK as its charity of the year, Quill’s in-house voluntary charity committee has been busy planning 2019’s main fundraiser aptly named a “Quillathlon”. Beginning on 7th September and continuing to 22nd September, the Quill team intends to ‘travel’ to its furthest-away client which is Falklands Legal located in the Falkland Islands.

Claudia’s Law to come into effect from the end of July

17 July 2019

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 will come into force from the 31st of July 2019. The Act, informally known as Claudia’s Law, will allow families to oversee the financial and property affairs of a missing loved one.

Start-up firm Forever Legal partners with Eclipse to implement Proclaim Practice management solution

16 July 2019

Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has today announced that new start-up law firm Forever Legal is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution.

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