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Four ways Lawyers can Maximize Billable Hours

This guest blog is written by Templafy. Click here to visit their website.  

All professionals are expected to produce quality work....

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ICOops - GDPR lols

No doubt the guidance is being rewritten at a furious rate. Kind of them to give us a clear 24 hours to comply!

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Government guidance fails to stamp down on high heel dress codes

A receptionist required to wear four-inch heels and layers of makeup may seem inappropriate in 2018, but some organisations still insist...

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Russian football billionaire runs into UK visa issues

Football fans may be wondering why Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was missing from the stands of Wembley on the day that his team beat...

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GDPR - A Car Crash!

25th May 2018 the day that all junk, spam, crud and crap was expunged from our inboxes never to return. The day that all commercial...

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Overkill: Just too many lawyers?

For many coming out of University after three years with a Law degree, the prospects seem daunting. The dearth of training contracts...

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Cohabitant refused share of farm

We have seen another reported case concerning a farm and proprietary estoppel in the last few weeks.

In the case of Dobson v Griffey...

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1782 Discovery in BVI Liquidations

A short article on how Grant Thornton BVI uses Section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code to obtain banking records and help...

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Insurance as a 'seal of approval' for your ICO

Regulatory scrutiny is increasing, but this isn't slowing the pace of blockchain activity - if anything, it's helping the industry mature.

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EAT dismisses Addison Lee's appeal in latest gig economy ruling

Last week, in another blow to the gig economy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by taxi firm Addison Lee.

In August...

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Culture & performance: parallels between sport and business?

Back in August 2016, I posted a short article about what business might learn from the UK's success at the Rio Olympics. Since then, and...

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Why ask why?

As a recruiter, it is important that we ask questions of our clients so that we understand exactly the person required and...

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Please don't call me at my desk!

We are a search business – almost by definition this means that we are working to fill roles that are very difficult indeed to fill. Our...

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Solicitors’ liability in conveyancing fraud: Court of Appeal victory for victims

Walker Morris have proved a commentary on yesterday's decision, but unfortunately, the Court hasn't given clear guidance on what lawyers...

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Gender stereotyping - new rules in the pipeline

Stereotyping isn't just for Christmas ads, it's for life. Ads which rely on tired old tropes are all around us - all year long. Whether...

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Long hours, lawyers and mental health

Long workdays, working weekends, cancelled holidays ... does stress at work affect your mental wellbeing?

“Once people get all the way to partnership and find they’re still not satisfied, it can be a very difficult place to be – you can end up...…

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Will tomorrow be a new day for family law?

The day has (almost) arrived. 

Tomorrow, Supreme Court judges including newly-appointed President Lady Hale will determine the matter...

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Silvertown Tunnel Project

On 10 May 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport approved a development consent order (DCO) for the Silvertown Tunnel project, which...

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Migration problems in the Tech Sector

Last week, the monthly limit on the number of Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) which can be issued was hit once again – for...

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Record breaking year for Irish venture capital funding

Good news for (some) start-ups, particularly in the tech or life sciences sectors (and also for their professional advisors!) - the level...

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Rise of the Robo-Lawyers

Over the last few years, the emergence of artificial intelligence and technology has encroached into the legal sector. The...

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Outsourcing is not dead - it just needs to be done properly

It is common when a contractor winds up in difficulty or a high-profile project does not go to plan for commentators to claim the “death...

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Fix Up, Look Sharp!

You only get one chance to make a good first impression at an interview, so make it count!

Your appearance is more important than you...

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Grandparents' Rights

MPs are backing calls for a change in the current law in respect of the rights of grandparents and other wider family members. 

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FCA Business Plan (3) Prioritisation

Back at the start of January, I wrote a couple of blogs about what we should look for in the FCA Business Plan, particularly given its...

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I object! (well, actually, I oppose!)

Statistically,  20% of EU Trademark Applications filed with the EUIPO are opposed. That means you've filed your application, it has...

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MPs call for 'rights for grandparents' law

MPs are seeking an amendment to the Children Act to include a right for a child to have a close relationship with members of their...

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Why EU nationals should apply for a permanent residence document now to protect their immigration status!

The Home Office has provided clarification on the post-Brexit immigration status of EU nationals. Those who on 29 March 2019 have been...

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A new breed of lawyer

Cybersecurity has long been one of the main issues keeping the leaders of many companies awake at night. Now, with the number of...

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Ada Lovelace Institute - AI and data ethics

Today I attended a workshop about "Shaping AI and data for people and society" at the Nuffield Foundation and Ada Lovelace Institute....

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They say GDPR boils down to two things

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has really already arrived. But it officially goes into effect in about...

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Interest Only Mortgages - a ticking timebomb?

If you have an interest only mortgage, you need to be aware that at the end of the mortgage term, you will still owe the capital balance...

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Big Data, RegTech and Maya Angelou

Andy Haldane's speech on Big Data sets out several interesting angles on how economists, and the Bank/PRA,  think about data now and...

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Lack of reliable cannabis impairment testing, grounds for undue hardship on safety sensitive jobs?

A very interesting arbitration decision was issued Monday of this week in Eastern Canada.  As this decision was just issued to the...

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Ireland's life sciences Brexit opportunity

The recent announcement by Chinese biopharmaceutical company WuXi Biologics of its €325 million development of a manufacturing facility...

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Location: Does it matter anymore?

How important is geography to law firms? 

Perhaps the most important components of a law firm are the people, from the Senior Equity...

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Gig economy workers: why their status needs addressing

With companies like Uber, Deliveroo, CitySprint and many others engaging in casual working arrangements with their drivers, the...

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Perhaps size really doesn't matter

The Lawyer has conducted some interesting in depth analysis in a bid to investigate succession prospects within the most elite law firms....

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Hey You, What's That Sound?!

In case you're wondering, it was one-hit-wonder Ski Lo who coined the phrase "Hey You, What's That Sound? Everybody look what's going...

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Is your SMARTphone making you STUPID?

Need directions? Google Maps. Need to check your friends birthday? Facebook. Need to remember something? Notes.

With the technology that...

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