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Podcast: Discussing the 2021 Nuix Regulator Report with Panoram and Ari Kaplan

13 April 2021

The outlook for competition and financial services regulators is constantly evolving. To understand the key shifts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nuix engaged Ari Kaplan Advisors to study the best practices for interacting with an array of financial and competition regulators around the world.

Blow out: Catastrophic Mine Water Flooding hits South Wales Community

13 April 2021

For many, Storm Christoph came and went with little incident in January, for some their houses were flooded by the nearby river in a fairly predictable manner like it had done in years past. But for the residents of Skewen, near Neath in South Wales, the flooding came from below ground,  erupting out of manholes and forgotten shafts from the area’s past coal mining heritage.

Insight Legal Software in partnership with The Law Society Risk and Compliance Webinar

13 April 2021

The issues of meeting risk and compliance regulatory requirements are always of the utmost importance to law firms, but never more so than when your fee earners and finance staff are working remotely.

Certainty Expert Webinar: Are you competent, productive and motivated?

12 April 2021

The National Will Register are pleased to welcome Gill Steel who will be presenting our upcoming Certainty Expert Webinar on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 12.00pm, titled ‘Are you competent, productive and motivated?’.

Don’t be a victim to money laundering

12 April 2021

Money laundering is very much in the legal news at the moment, especially as the Solicitors Regulation Authority is continuing with its thematic reviews looking at AML compliance within law firms; its most recent review looked into 74 firms and found some major failings, including inadequate training, no firm-wide risk assessments in place, and issues around source of funds checks. 

625,000 properties at risk of falling into the sea

12 April 2021

Is your client planning to buy one? Do you know what the implications are for insurability or what really happens if their cliff-top garden collapses onto the promenade below? This and more was discussed in a tm:tv session on Coastal Hazards, as part of the Climate Change and the Property Market series.

LexisNexis launches Lexis Create to take the pain out of legal drafting

12 April 2021

LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal intelligence and analytics, has today launched Lexis Create, a powerful new platform that makes legal drafting easier. Lexis Create puts the muscle of LexisNexis at lawyers’ fingertips within Microsoft Office products.

Certainty Will Search locates lost 33-year-old Will

9 April 2021

When a loved one passes away, it is not uncommon for clients to find themselves in a position where they are either unsure as to whether the deceased had written a Will or if they had, where it is stored. Although a copy of the Will is often provided to a client, the passage of time, house moves and the misplacement of documents can lead to these copies being lost.

Access Group helps firms unlock limitless potential with new legal technology division

9 April 2021

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading software providers has officially launched its new legal software division, Access Legal, promising to help the UK’s most ambitious law firms achieve their potential through a powerful suite of technology.

Brexit VAT changes | A guide for law firms & small businesses

8 April 2021

Leave? Remain? These discussions seem like ages ago don’t they? Well, Brexit is now a reality. Many of our clients in the legal sector are asking what this means for UK VAT-registered businesses selling services to overseas customers.

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As my legal career progressed, I began to realise the reality was very different than I had envisaged. I was in a constant state of stress, working very long hours. I normalised the stress, as it seemed to be everywhere I looked.

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