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Artificial intelligence and law firms – what does it all mean?

Artificial intelligence and law firms is certainly a phrase batted around frequently nowadays. Yet, does anyone really know what it means? I took a look at this question a couple of years ago but, since then, things have moved on. Artificial intelligence is a generic term for a whole ragbag of technologies, system architectures and software. I …

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Law firm insurance – is your practice fully covered?

Law firm insurance may well be something you and your practice take for granted. However, it’s worth taking a closer look. A recent piece of research by law firm Leigh Day opened up a Pandora’s box of issues when it comes to law firm insurance. The firm commissioned IRN Research to survey and report on how law …

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Brexit and employment rights for law firms: what could a no deal mean?

Whichever form of Brexit we end up with, it will certainly impact upon how law firms handle employment rights. Whether you’re an adamant Remainer or a dyed-in-the-wool Brexiteer, there’s bound to be some confusion. Click on the link to read the full article. Brexit and employment rights for law firms: what could a no deal …

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Making Tax Digital for law firms: what does it mean for you?

Now that the dust has settled on GDPR, the next major challenge to face the legal profession is HMRC’s latest brainchild. Making Tax Digital for law firms and other businesses comes into force on 1 April 2019. Read the full article by clicking the link below. Making Tax Digital for law firms: what does it mean …

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Solicitor qualification – new proposals for a single examination

Solicitor qualification mechanisms are coming under the scrutiny of the SRA. It appears that the end is nigh for both the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). In an attempt to level the playing field, The SRA intends to replace both. The name of the replacement is the Solicitors Qualifying …

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GDPR guidance for law firms – find out the latest

It’s high time we all had a little more GDPR guidance. So much has been said about this subject in recent months. Comments have ranged from fear and dread from the doom and gloom merchants, to nonchalant dismissal by some as just another Y2K type scare. Read the full article by clicking the link below. …

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Draft SRA Accounts Rules 2018 – are you prepared?

The 14th of June saw the publication of the draft SRA Accounts Rules. Following a period of feedback prior to publication, the SRA backtracked on some of the more controversial elements. The overall aim of the process is to simplify the system. The result is that the new draft is a mere 7 pages in …

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EU GDPR and law firms #2: How can you prepare?

Organisations across the board are likely to be affected by the new regulations. However, EU GDPR and law firms is rapidly becoming the headline news in the legal industry. In my last post, “EU General Data Protection Regulations #1: What does it all mean?”, I gave a snapshot of the regulations and what they involve. …

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