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Saving more for retirement

This is a massive issue - and has been one for a while.  Employees across the UK desperately need to be saving for retirement.  

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Slater and Gordon fall down & under!

A very disappointing but inevitable release this morning regarding S&G. Smarter men than I will understand why they acquired Quindell for...

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Minimum Wage Work Experience

It’s great to see the Law Society – in partnership with the Junior Lawyers Division – coming out in support of minimum wage payment to...

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Are law firms now changing their branding habits?

Chalk and cheese, cats and dogs, law firms and branding. Or is this changing? Some law firms are beginning to brand themselves in the way...

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Housing Market is still going strong

Great news for law firms is that the housing market seems to be going strong with no signs of slowing down.

"UK market fundamentals are helping to underpin this recovery, with real wage growth, an improving labour market, competitive mortgage...…

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Brand agencies and law firms

When branding agencies start speaking about law firm brands my heart sinks.  

Yes, we all know a firm's brand has value, and that it is...

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Judges Behaving Badly on Social Media

As a general rule, if you need to stop to consider whether something is "okay" to post on social media, it's probably not okay to post on...

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Dyslexia in the Workplace

Dyslexia is a disability under the Equality Act 2010.  If a person is disabled, an employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments in...

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Jack of Kent - the art of blogging

There are many legal blogs, and one of the better comes from David Allen Green and his Jack of Kent blog - which can read at...

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Top Tactics for Creating Addictive Content

There's no point in creating content for the sake of it, just because you've been told that "content is king." If you're going to do it,...

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New Death Tax

GSC's James Cohen provides details on the legislation Government are proposing that will target beneficiaries of estates worth over £2...

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Be the Beating Heart of LinkedIn Pulse

LinkedIn Pulse is the perfect place to showcase your expertise. Why? 

Because Pulse is the place where business meets pleasure. While many...

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Law is for the little guy too

In a battle between 20th Century Fox and a small chain of comedy clubs, I'm sure most of us would predict a loss for the underdog. This...

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Anonymous Law

This is not as pioneering as it looks, whilst encouraging young solicitors to diversify in law is a good thing, there are a number of pop...

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Lawyers and social media

The most recent American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report shows that more lawyers than ever are interacting online.

However,...

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The Secret of Writing a Good Legal Blog

 Increasingly, people want experts on their case. They want to know they are in safe hands. If you can prove this by developing...

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The Age of the Helpful Homepage

What do we want? 

Helpful Homepages!

When do we want them?

Now!

Rather than aiming for the flashiest homepage packed with boxes that appear...

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Manchester Legal Capital (outside on London)

Still a lot for Manchester to learn and focus on, but this is a positive report that recognises Manchester's growing legal presence.  

Manchester is the most important city outside London in terms of the number of legal offices and fee earners but only third based on the...…

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Little Glee when costs are involved

The first question I am often asked by clients seeking to register a trademark is what the costs of obtaining the mark will be.

Whilst...

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Claims firm collapses after crowdfunding £817k

Helping people who have lost money in tax avoidance schemes...do I feel sorry? Its very hard to!

A claims management company which raised £816,790 through a crowdfunding website has entered administration. The Rebus Group, which...…

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Be Different, Not Better

Instead of jostling for position to be the "friendliest" or "most helpful" law firm, try to find words that describe you but stand out,...

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Further fuel to the Northern Powerhouse fire?

As big players in the legal market take up more and more office space and as the number of fee earners in those offices steadily...

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New Children law arbitration scheme

This could be a really useful way to resolve disputes concerning children relatively quickly.  In my experience, it is often disputes...

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Good move to protect those who serve to protect us

Some good news that the government are taking further steps to protect those serving their country.

As I have mentioned previously,...

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Is looking "carefully" code for rubber stamping!?

It is inevitable that these changes will come into force before the end of 2016, suggesting that there is no end in sight to the lawyer...

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Profits up but law firms warned on drawings

Is the bubble about to burst? 

Law firms in England and Wales continue to enjoy inflation-busting profits – but for a growing number excess drawings could jeopardise...…

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Understanding career development when moving firms

An important part of looking to move law firm is understanding the potential for progression once you're in. 

A potential new firm can...

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Is North shoring for you?

As more investigate the option of North shoring and firms adapt and understand outsourcing can save time and money its interesting to...

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Managing long-term sickness

It does seem morally wrong that a person can be dismissed by their employer because of ill health and I hear it time and time again from...

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London Is The European King Of Fintech, For Now

Yes indeed, London has great regulatory support for FinTech, but also a real focus on developing the ecosystem led by Innovate Finance

London’s regulatory environment has been instrumental in driving growth in fintech. Recent initiatives include a ‘regulatory sandbox’,...…

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Does Voice Search affect SEO?

While I do completely agree that law firm's should optimise their websites for long-tail searches 'e.g how do I start the divorce...

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Slater and Gordon UK chief leaves the business

Was it just a matter of time before someone was going to "step down" ? 

The head of UK operations for Australian firm Slater and Gordon has retired from the company. Neil Kinsella informed staff this...…

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Our Year in Numbers

We had an explosive 2015 working with some great clients. Here is a little insight to what we did.

Over the Christmas break I put together some numbers of things that went on in the world of Conscious Solutions throughout 2015. This is...…

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Building Client Trust = Building Reputation

Building a reputation isn't about constant self promotion and isn't judged on the amount of networking events you attend. Just like any...

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How will law firms utilise technology?

The latest technology changes so frequently that it seems new training is almost always required. 

The problem is that making new...

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Want to become an effective manager?

Being technically excellent in your chosen field does not automatically transfer into being an excellent manager of people. 

In fact, most...

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Knowing the Why Helps You Determine the What

Knowing 'why' you want a stronger online presence helps to determine 'what' you're going to do to achieve it. Rather than diving right in...

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First law firm launches its own litigation fund

Welsh firm Capital Law, announced yesterday that it had launched its very own disputes fund.  It has raised £50m from investors so far.

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How to 'React' to trade mark bullies.

YouTube is awash with videos created by recording the reaction of a range of people as they watch videos (or, indeed, witness anything...

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Is this the start of a new trend?

Will this be the first of many self-financed litigation firms?

Only time will tell I suppose..... 

A Cardiff-based commercial practice has become the first UK law firm to create its own litigation fund. Capital Law has secured a £50m...…

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Northern city pursues London law firms

Northshoring; the practice where a firm moves its back-office staff based in London to a cheaper location, usually in the north, has...

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The Three P’s of Legal Branding

With passion for what you do - not necessarily the practice area itself but perhaps the passion for delivering the service in an...

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District judge ‘overworked and bullied’

Whats next for our judges? 

Claire Gilham exposed alleged miscarriages of justice and heavy workloads following the closure of a neighbouring court.

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