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Should under 25s also get the living wage?

On the 1st April the Government's living wage will come into force, giving those over 25 an increase in their hourly rate.  The question...

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Is, “Don’t Take It Personally,” Terrible Work Advice?

On the face of it, no, but as you read through the article both sides of the "Yes/ No" coin are argued well...

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Do most large law firm mergers fail?

The suggestion is that they do fail.

The reason is that firms do not integrate properly so that the clients of the merged business do not...

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Triplings in trouble?

In the news this weekend is the heart-rending story of the gay Kiwi couple fighting to take home from Mexico their triplings: babies born...

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The future of work

It's becoming increasingly clear that no industry is immune to the advances that we are seeing in technology. 

The way in which cognitive...

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Writing in plain English - why do Lawyers struggle?

Is it because of the years spent mastering the terminology? Is it because of a blind ignorance to the fact that not all clients are...

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Admin Sanctions Update: Corporate Governance failures cost firm €275,000

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Top 10 mobile apps for lawyers

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Are you a Rainmaker?

This article gives us a useful insight into how the mind of a Rainmaker should work. It is not just about being seen in and around the...

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New Age Property Finance

Crowd funding is revolutionising start-up funding. Now, consumers can directly finance the projects that mean something to them, rather...

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Clever marketing - Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells have created a 'business school' that equips its young lawyers with the skills needed to start-up businesses. 

This is not...

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Zero Hours Contracts - New rights for workers

Exclusivity clauses under a zero hours contract (ZHC) requiring an individual to work exclusively for the company without any guarantee...

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More than 100,000 legal roles to be automated

A study by the consulting firm, Deloitte into automation in the legal sector has found that more than 100,000 legal services jobs will be...

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Culture, the make or break of law firm mergers?

The potential merger of Berwin Leighton Paisner and US firm Greenberg Traurig has been tracked in the media over the past few months....

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Legal services in rural Wales ‘could die out’

Another sad trend leading down the path of diminution of  access to justice, and a further step in the direction of the demise of our...

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National minimum wage increases announced

On 14 March 2016, details of the national minimum wage increases which will take effect on 1 October 2016 were revealed by the Prime...

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Small Businesses gain ground in the Budget

The Chancellor, George Osborne had welcome news for small and medium size businesses when he delivered the budget yesterday. Here are the...

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Parenting together while apart

Hidden amongst the gossip and glamorous photos is an inspiring message here: 'we may be apart but in the raising of our children: we're...

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Bank or No Bank, Fintech Must Be Regulated

ABA might be slightly biased, but it's hard to imagine how FinTech can avoid being regulated in much the same way as traditional firms.

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FCA to extend Innovation Hub; advance research into blockchain tech

FCA is taking a very proactive approach to innovation, working with firms to figure out what their solutions could mean for the industry,...

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FINRA takes a closer look at robo-advisors

Bound to happen, robo-advisors provide important financial services are will be subject to much of the same regulation faced by existing...

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A law fit for the digital age?

When we use the Internet, we're not just clicking around and passively taking in information. We are often sending e-mails, messaging on...

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SMEs have been waiting for a Law Firm to do this!

The SME market is of interest to most law firms who sell commercial legal services but almost none of them have any products that SMEs...

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Could changing jobs could be safer than staying put?

People think that doing nothing is the safe option.

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You need to understand why someone would buy your service not just whether they can afford it.

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Leslie Thomas QC - who represented the Shepherd family in the recent Thomas Cook inquest - raises an interesting question in today's...

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Doctor found guilty of misleading the courts

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Eight US regulatory predictions for 2016 - DOL is # 4

Davis Polk lawyers believe the US elections will slow the pace of regulatory reform, but highlighted the DOL fiduciary rule as one of 8...

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Diversity is the word.

It is positive to see that law firms are including diversity in their firmwide strategy. 

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How will the Brexit impact your everyday life?

With the EU referendum set to take place on the 23rd June, many British citizens are still undecided on whether or not staying in the...

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The ground-breaking "au pair" case causes further hysteria

I have to disagree that the knock-on effects of this case (albeit ground-breaking in terms of confirming employment rights for au pairs)...

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Social Proof Key To Lawyers Who Close More Business?

Its no secret a critical way to generate business for lawyers is word of mouth and the referrals it brings.

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Forced Marriage Unit figures

An article summarising some of the figures that the Forced Marriage Unit are dealing with. Some of those that stand out are; 

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Minister hints at flexibility over £250k clin neg costs limit

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Computer, one. Human, zero.

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FDAC will save taxpayers money - right??

FDACs (Family Drug and Alcohol Courts) deal with families at risk of having their children permanently removed because of drug and...

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A case involving London Zoo hit the press at the end of 2015. It related to a tribunal's decision to award a zero compensatory award to...

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How do you solve a communications problem like Brexit?

The topic of Brexit is dominating the headlines and is a key issue for many law firms' clients and colleagues.

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How artificial intelligence will help legal clients

Attended the British Legal Technology Forum today in London the message from Prof Richard Susskind and others was that A1 will assist...

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Meetings - The most important part of Business Development for Law Firms?

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Time for a learning review for Southampton City Council

Parents narrowly avoided a prison sentence as it was acknowledged by a Judge that there were unusual features in this case, one being...

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Cheap childcare breaches Irish employment law

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A new dawn for the professional services market?

On the the face of it, this looks like a interesting step forward for the professional services market.

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in Law

With the recent developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence, a conversation about robots replacing humans in the work place has...

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Never Stop Learning

Once you have been working for a while and have experience under your belt it is easy to stop learning and just think that all you have...

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Social Media & Lawyers: What not to do

If as a UK lawyer, you use social media for business purposes, you need to be aware that the principals stated in the SRA code of conduct...

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Could Mercedes Benz the rules of trade mark infringement?

This case is a slightly unusual case where Daimler sought to test the boundaries of what can constitute trade mark infringement.

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5 Ways for Law Firms to do Better Business

This article was written with SMEs in mind but applies equally to law firms.

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Public apology for discrimination

Whilst Ms Carneiro may receive damages for loss of earnings, injury to feelings and even aggravated damages (assuming she succeeds with...

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Why law firms don't listen to consultants

US marketing consultant Tony Reiss has penned an interesting piece on why law firm partners don't listen to consultants.  He is spot on. 

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Do international assignment contracts need to be translated into the local language?

The answer to this — and to other mobility questions that arise time and time again — can be found in this very helpful and concise...

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Social workers given support on child exploitation cases

Following a survey by Community Care it was found that almost 70% of social workers across children’s, adult and mental health services...

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What can Twitter do for law firms?

Ben Davies at Econsultancy looked at the Twitter accounts of the top 10 UK law firms and found that out of these only two tweeted a reply...

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Law firm online engagement

Creative agency Living Group has published an interesting report looking at the online engagement of the AMLAW 100 law firms.  

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Employer trials menstruation leave

An employer in Bristol, Coexist, has decided to offer all female employees 'period leave' in order to foster a more productive workplace.

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Catch up with TV Licence fees

The government has announced plans to alter the TV licence fee structure to include a requirement to hold a TV licence to view programmes...

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Small talk not sales spiel

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Slater & Gordon’s woes have nothing to do with being an ABS

An interesting alternative opinion upon the recent Slater + Gordon problems. 

A lot of 'told you so' and schadenfreude comments...

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Will the new National Living Wage encourage discrimination?

The new National Living Wage ("NLW"), due to come into force this April, will impose a premium of 50p on the hourly wage of those aged 25...

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Work permits - on what basis can the Minister actually refuse?

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FGM orders in the news again

An African diplomat's child has been made subject to a Female Genital Mutilation protection order and made a ward of the court to ensure...

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