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Unforeseen effects of climate change on ground stability

6 September 2019

When buying a house, most purchasers view the transaction as a long-term commitment and investment. In the excitement of buying my first home, I was more interested with the decor and layout of the property than what was below the surface. However, the recent changeable weather patterns have made me reflect, perhaps we should be more concerned about what we can’t see below the ground, what our homes and businesses are built on, as ultimately ‘what lies beneath’ could have devastating consequences in the future.


Last chance to book your place onto our free Coal Authority local networking events

1 May 2019

This week marked the start of a new series of free CPD events from the Coal Authority – with more still available to book!


Moneypenny launches new co-working space for small business owners in London’s tech city

14 March 2019

Moneypenny has launched a new creative co-working space called Workhub on Old Street in London.


Underwoods Solicitors is recruiting

30 January 2019

Underwoods Solicitors based in Hemel Hempstead are looking to fill the following roles. Private Client Work involves drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney; dealing with Administration of Estates and associated tax and trust issues. Matters include dealing with high net… Read More


Tax consultancy sets up ABS to become one-stop shop

17 January 2019

A tax consultancy has set up an alternative business structure to create a “one-stop shop” for independent contractors seeking advice, saying ABSs had made the law more entrepreneurial.


EU urges ethics guidance to make AI “trustworthy”

4 January 2019

The European Union has added its voice to the growing call for artificial intelligence to be regulated , with draft ethics guidelines that underline that it must be human-centric and trustworthy.


Former Lehman lawyer predicts big role for AI post-Brexit

15 November 2018

A former senior counsel for Lehman Brothers and AI pioneer has predicted AI will be crucial in helping companies to alter thousands of contracts rapidly in the aftermath of Brexit.


Pro bono charity to launch website providing initial advice

17 September 2018

A charity supporting volunteer work by lawyers and law students is to launch a ‘virtual pro bono clinic’ via the internet, focusing on initial and one-off advice.


Solicitor ended murder appeal without instructions and “disrespected the court”

28 June 2018

A solicitor has been fined £12,500 for improperly ending a client’s appeal against her murder conviction without instructions and then repeatedly ignoring the appeal court’s invitation to explain his actions.


Steep rise in law firm closures and Compensation Fund payouts

24 April 2018

The number of law firms shut by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) increased by more than a third last year from 37 to 50, figures from the regulator’s annual review have shown. In its review for the 12 months to… Read More

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16 September 2019

The Amazon effect

I have to be honest and say it still amazes me how many lawyers we come into contact with, who are still behaving like dinosaurs when it comes to technology. It’s not about chronological age.

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