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Technology Innovation is getting into the world of regulation.

The article summarise a meeting under Chatham House Rules between...

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I have...

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Insurance regulation – has my perception been unfair?

I have had the opportunity this week to debate with a number of people over the role of the regulator in the insurance market, and...

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BREXIT and employment law. Are you ready?

Whichever way you intend to vote on June 23rd, an outcome in favour of BREXIT will undoubtedly lead to a period of considerable...

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How many marketers can read a balance sheet?

David Morley, the senior partner at Allen & Overy has given an interesting interview to BDLN.  It is wide ranging - from A&O's brand (The...

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I’m taking the plunge – You’re hired

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The good life...

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5 Easy Ways to Make your Legal Content Engaging

Thanks for the shout out Conscious! We are number 3 on David Gilroy's list of 5 easy way to make your legal content engaging!

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Staff handbook provisions upheld as contractual

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Transparency is key

Currently the SEC is learning and examining.

Their regulation are going to be adopted or new ones are created to protect your clients.

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Adam Elgar - the serially wise entrepreneur!

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Shooting stars and misery for employees

We are all familiar with these few but regrettable situations where businesses fall out of the sky without warning or protocol.

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The devil may no longer wear Prada

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How to set yourself apart in an Interview

With an oversaturated legal market, getting to the interview is an achievement in itself. 

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The spirit and strength of a brand...

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Very few lawyers - and other professionals for that - aspire to write in plain English.  And all pretence flies out of the window when it...

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They were expected to spark innovation and a radical shake up of the legal profession. What we've actually seen so far is a series of 'me...

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Begbies have produced a report suggesting financial stress is rising in a number of sectors including financial services.

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Court proceedings as a result of an unusual name for a child

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The negativity and cynicism of law firm management never ceases to amaze me.

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Millennials - should professional services care?

I do not like the term millennials - and to be honest I am not entirely sure what demographic it actually refers to. 

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Boost for law firm marketers

Bloomberg and the US Legal Marketing Association have conducted some research, and the results are encouraging for law firm marketers. 

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Most local authorities are outsourcing their statutory duties to care for vulnerable adults to private healthcare providers, and the...

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When is a volunteer not a volunteer but an employee?

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Time for the legal market to embrace technology

'Could that be about to change?' is the key question in this piece. The answer? Absolutely. 

We increasingly see questions arising as to...

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How would the financial services landscape look post-Brexit?

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SRA looking at law firm links to the 'Panama Papers'

The Lawyer revealed last week that the SRA is writing to some law firms asking them to check whether they have any links to Mossack Fonseca.

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Real Estate dominating the Manchester Legal Market

Addleshaws, DLA, Eversheds and Pinsents. 

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Let's keep in touch

Research from the legal IT people Peppermint suggests that lawyers are not very good at keeping in touch with their clients once a deal...

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Ince & Co launches non-legal consultancy

Ince & Co is the latest law firm to take steps into advisory services with the launch of an independent consultancy firm.  We are seeing...

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A stitch in time...

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Could Brexit worsen family law disputes?

If the UK votes to leave the EU this summer, separating couples whose relationships and assets cross national borders could find that the...

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A return to the Super Injunction?

In the last few days there have been numerous articles in the press regarding the injunction granted to protect details of a celebrity's...

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Between a rock and a hard place

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Pre-Nups – The Dangers of a Daily Mail Headline

Judges say that they will ignore pre-nups unless couples are rich, warned the Daily Mail yesterday morning.  Just to unsettle even more...

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How Law Firms can utilise Instagram

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To flex or not to flex?

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Landlords Count the Cost of Renting

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Why are law firms seeing little growth?

Market conditions are challenging for law firms.

Many are not growing.

NatWest suggest average growth in small and medium firms of 4% in 2015.

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Another case of Merger and Acquisition gone wrong?

The collapse of Parabis last year shook the legal market. But what exactly was the cause? 

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Being constantly "switched on" is never going to switch off

It appears that developments in technology which currently have most people in business constantly "switched on" are progressing such...

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Auto-enrolment - it’s always good to have options

The time has come. Employers are having to auto-enrol staff in workplace pension schemes. 

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Creativity pays with the National Living Wage?

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Sexism in the professions may lead to disciplinary action

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National Living Wage - don't fret, but do check

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All aboard the legal AI train

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