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Are lawtech start-ups redefining the industry?

30 October 2020

The upheaval in the shape and structure of the legal market has seen the rise of lawtech start-ups, effectively exposing the sector’s inefficiencies and putting a new focus on finding better ways of working.


Success planning trumps succession planning

23 October 2020

Delivering messages that impact work colleagues is probably the hardest thing law firm leaders have to do, especially to older generation lawyers approaching the end of their careers.


Why remote working has exacerbated cyber-security concerns

21 October 2020

The ‘rule of six’ has been in place since 14 September, with fines levied for those who break it and now we are seeing even more drastic restrictions reimposed. So what does this mean for the UK’s cyber-security?


Cutting to the chase on the SQE

14 October 2020

While it is right to raise valid concerns about the SQE, are we not a bit tired of hearing the same old tune of the beaten drum with no better alternatives being suggested and at the eleventh hour?


The inherent dilemma of the in-house lawyer

8 October 2020

If the chief executive of a division of a massive American company is to be believed, corporations everywhere are in the process of changing to put the needs of the community alongside profits.


Undertaking due diligence for relatives of PEPs

2 October 2020

Picture the scene: at breakfast you open the paper to discover your firm linked to a grand corruption scandal involving your client, the son of a politically exposed person, in a jurisdiction prone to corruption.


Poor marketing returns? Here’s where you’re going wrong

29 September 2020

During uncertain times law firms must be sure that every single marketing activity is driving lead generation, supporting client engagement and protecting brand reputation. 


The SQE and ethics: STAR lite?

24 September 2020

How much will graduates of the SQE be able to use and apply the Standards & Regulations, not in a classroom, or in a hypothetical situation, but on a rainy Tuesday with a client or their boss shouting at them?


Hanging out the washing

21 September 2020

There are three crucial requirements of technology any firm needs in order to adapt to a work from home model that, for some, is somewhat worrying: security, collaboration and all-in-one solutions.


Online wills – the future or too risky?

17 September 2020

When it comes to online wills, there are many passionate viewpoints. Many see it an essential step towards futureproofing of the industry. Others are more concerned about the online process.

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Cognitive diversity – why it should be top of your list in 2021

Whilst many firms have made admirable leaps to improve diversity, both at board level and more broadly, one area of diversity that is less well-known or reported on is that of cognitive diversity.


Innovating an outdated criminal justice system

HMCTS has embarked on an ambitious reform programme that has undeniably instigated significant progress in the modernisation of the criminal justice system.


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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