Using virtual data room technology in banking and finance

22 March 2019

Virtual data rooms provide a secure collaboration and document sharing platform that consolidate documents into a centralised repository and facilitates their efficient management.

Why law firms should be a true meritocracy

20 March 2019

Back in the day, when I entered the legal profession, an age of the Telex and elephantine batteries operating mobile phones, most articled clerks, as they then were, eyed achieving equity status. That was expected.

Is your cloud provider ready for Brexit?

15 March 2019

There is little clarity presently on ‘how’ Brexit will take place – and law firms, many of whom are involved in cross-border activities – need to be prepared.

SQE: Your planning should start now

11 March 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has consistently said to law firms that, if they don’t want to change with the introduction of SQE, they don’t have to. That, of course, is true, but it rather misses the point.

The do’s and don’ts of voice recognition software

7 March 2019

From memos, letters and emails, through to contracts and court forms – lawyers’ daily lives revolve around compiling documents. The more streamlined and intuitive this process is, the better.

Fuelling the future – the value of open property data

4 March 2019

Data is the modern oil – bytes of data streaming in worldwide from every direction to power our economy’s technological revolution. Unlike natural resources, however, we’re at no risk of running out of data.

Partnership is using data to make decisions more quickly

27 February 2019

The purpose of artificial lawyers is to augment legal ability and expertise. Improved productivity, efficiency and accuracy matter, but the ultimate goal is to empower lawyers.

The art of being honestly dishonest

21 February 2019

The concept of dishonesty within the legal profession has always struck me as particularly inflexible. This is not without good reason, as it is a foundation of our profession that no solicitor should ever act dishonestly.

E-signatures: A sign of the times

18 February 2019

Using the internet or a smartphone app has become second nature to most of us and handling legal transactions digitally should be no different. The emergence of e-signatures is making this a reality.

Losing the chance to litigate – impact of the Raleys ruling

14 February 2019

The Supreme Court judgment in Perry v Raleys Solicitors was a much anticipated decision on the court’s approach to causation and quantum where the claim was for loss of a chance to pursue litigation.

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