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  • Will the SQE affect diversity in the legal profession?

    Law firms are under increasingly pressure to attract a more diverse pool of young lawyers. One of the fundamental motivations behind introducing the SQE was to address this issue.

    Friday, 3 December 2021
  • Reflective Learning: what is it and what are the benefits?

    Reflective learning? That’s just a waste of time, right? Wrong! It’s very easy to get caught up in the working world, so people rarely stop to think about what they’ve learned and achieved. Reflective learning is a great way to get yourself into the habit of internalising your learning and experiences.

    Monday, 22 November 2021
  • How can legal technology future-proof your law career?

    As the industry becomes ever more reliant on technology, and more and more roles outside of a traditional legal route appear within firms, having a good grasp on the latest legal technology is going to become an absolute requirement.

    Thursday, 11 November 2021
  • How to see if a company is eco-friendly and socially responsible

    We’ve come a long way from the days when companies could get away with having little care for their wider impact. But how can you tell if a company is truly environmentally and socially responsible?

    Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • The future of work: what hybrid means for the legal industry

    The rise of Covid-19 and the subsequent global pandemic in 2020 changed so much for so many. We are now in the second year of the pandemic and still trying to adjust to our new reality. But with the relaxation of rules and the rollout of the vaccination programme in the UK, there is a move towards rebuilding and recovery.

    Monday, 1 November 2021
  • 10 tips for time-recording and legal timesheets

    The legal world loves a timesheet. Whether it’s recording your time on a law firm’s legal time recording software, or logging your hours with Flex Legal when you’re on a paralegal placement, accurately measuring the time you have worked is important!

    Thursday, 2 September 2021
  • How are in-house and private practice different?

    Studying law, and working in law at a junior level, can prepare you for a lot of things. They can both deepen your understanding of different areas of law, show you new ways of looking at problems, and introduce you to legal networks. What they can’t do, is teach you the nuances of legal workplaces and work cultures.

    Thursday, 19 August 2021
  • 6 Reasons to choose a legal temp agency when you’ve just graduated

    Throughout your undergraduate years, a job in the legal sector is a bit like a carrot dangled in front of you. It’s probably something you’ve been envisioning throughout your studies, but the unfortunate reality is that landing your dream job isn’t easy. The job market can be a real jungle, and you might end up looking at different carrots than the one you’d imagined.

    Wednesday, 11 August 2021
  • How to use an athlete’s mindset to achieve your goals

    The world of elite sport, it goes without saying, is competitive. Competing at a world-class level requires not only physical skill, but a strong psychological mindset. Anyone who has ever tried to commit to even a casual workout or dietary regime can attest to how surprisingly difficult it can be. Curating a mindset that allows us to push ourselves beyond the reaches of our existing abilities is exactly what allows elite athletes to excel.

    Wednesday, 4 August 2021
  • Top interview tips for law students

    A job interview is seen in profile. Two people, an interviewer and interviewee, appear before the Flex Legal branding. Facing a job interview for your first law position is a scary thing – especially when you’re still a student. Alongside your usual student worries about covering the rent, getting the best grades you can, and (let’s be honest) figuring out where in town does the best deals on pints, now you’ve got a serious interview to contend with.

    Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Blog


Should we rethink the ‘standard’ work week?

If you’re in Camp Never-Stops, you may view your daily grind as a badge of honour. But from the outside looking in, I see an engine pushed hard and showing signs of failure.


Why a digital-first mindset is crucial for successful hybrid working

A report from the Chartered Management Institute found that over 80% of managers said their businesses had adopted hybrid working. This is certainly reflective of the legal sector.


Is your law firm protected from ransomware attacks?

Ransomware attacks can have devastating consequences for law firms, including financial losses and reputational damage – and it’s not just the large firms that are being targeted.


Reports


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When talking about legal aid and access to justice, it is hard to look beyond funding. Even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged the problem, to judge by its agreement to pump an extra £135m into the criminal legal aid… Read More