Social Media Strategies for UK Law Firms – Webinar Now Available

February 19, 2015 Social Media

Following my blawg post here, my colleague Chris Davidson and I recently presented a 1 hour-long webinar on social media strategies in the legal sector with leading social media management dashboard company Hootsuite. It’s now available to watch for free. Click here to view. You can also look back through some of the tweets regarding […]

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Will Speed Limit Reform Affect Road Deaths in the UK?

February 19, 2015 Criminal

After years of discussion, the UK are to trial an 80mph speed limit on motorways through the start of 2015. This has been a topic discussed at length, with the increased speed limit hoped to reduce road deaths across the nation. As it stands, UK motorways are statistically the safest in Europe, with 2.0 deaths […]

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Last Chance: Hootsuite Exclusive Webinar on Social Media Strategies for UK Lawyers

February 2, 2015 Social Media

Leading social media management company Hootsuite are presenting an exclusive webinar on social media strategies in the legal sector, with particular focus on how UK law firms can achieve great social media results. Having been an avid power-user of Hootsuite since I started legal blogging back in 2010, I’m pleased to have been invited to […]

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November Law Society Seminar For Scottish Law Firm Partners & Solicitors: 10% Off

November 7, 2014 Law Practice

We are pleased to note that alongside one of the UK’s leading law firm consultants, Stephen Gold, our founder Gavin Ward and director of Moore Legal Technology, Chris Davidson, are presenting at an upcoming Law Society of Scotland event in Glasgow later this month (26 November 2014). For 3.5 hours of CPD at an event […]

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Professional Practice LinkedIn Warning & Tip for Family Lawyers – Browse Privately

September 14, 2014 Family Law

In my capacity as Operations Director at Moore Legal Technology I’ve been speaking to various family lawyers recently about all things online business. One discussion that came up recently was getting trainee/junior family law solicitors to do background research on the social media activities/profiles of partners of clients, particularly where it’s the partner of a […]

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Avoiding the Excessive Reading Trap: How to Advance Your Legal Blogging

March 27, 2014 Blogging

For lawyers, law students and the legal profession on reading too much, blogging not enough and nurturing your creativity in the social media age. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits […]

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Great Part-Time Opportunities for Law Graduates & Law Students in the UK

February 18, 2014 Legal Careers

A team of my colleagues (predominantly lawyers) based in Glasgow has capacity to recruit up to 10 law graduates and law students for part-time roles offering relevant legal experience. You will receive expert guidance from the team on the required tasks and your main role will be to produce legal content for publication online – […]

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Solicitors’ Negligence?: Lawyers Sued For Not Clarifying that Divorce Means End of Marriage

January 9, 2014 Family Law

Rarely does a week go past these days without a frivolous legal claim being raised or brought to light. This week was no exception. David Allen Green captures this one in a succinct tweet (h/t @nearlylegal): Woman sues lawyers for not advising her that divorce would mean her marriage would end: para 4 of http://t.co/wocOpysEXZ […]

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Evidence Thresholds for Making an Asbestos Claim

January 8, 2014 Compensation

(US Law) Asbestos litigation is a growing area of tort law. With more than 27 million people in the United States having been exposed to asbestos in the workplace and over 100,000 deaths worldwide caused by asbestos-related diseases, there are at least 730,000 US lawsuits filed related to asbestos, many of which have been incorporated […]

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Law, Technology and Design

December 12, 2013 Legal Design

Margaret Hagan recently shared on Twitter a great image she had created, with thoughts on law, technology and design. I retweeted, along with many others, but thought a short post on this would do the image more justice. For me, the key message is that there is so much that the internet and technology, particularly […]

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Pain For Much Gain: Biggest Compensation Payouts

December 9, 2013 Compensation

It might come as a surprise to learn just how common compensation claims are all around the world. From injuries suffered at work, to losses arising out of negligence or even a breach of contract, the laws surrounding compensation across the world are vast and encompass a huge variety of different scenarios and grievances. The […]

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How to make life easier for your loved ones once you’re gone

December 6, 2013 Law

Thinking about your death is not something anyone like’s to do, however it is worth considering what will happen to your property and assets after you are gone. Often, such matters are left for your loved ones to deal with, but there are things you can do before you pass on that you can make […]

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UK legislation and regulations to protect employees and employers

December 6, 2013 Employment

In the UK, a series of pieces of legislation and regulations exist to protect employees and employers from injury in the workplace. Environmental legislation also exists to protect the environment and minimise impact from business processes. Most businesses in the UK are covered by these pieces of legislation, and failing to comply can result in […]

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Calling All Law Graduates: Part Time/Full-Time Legal Drafting Jobs Available

November 7, 2013 Legal Careers

Update at February 2014: the position has now been filled, but still happy for speculative enquiries to be made.  A team of my colleagues has capacity to recruit at least one law graduate to assist with a growing online legal business in the UK (jurisdictions include both Scotland and England). If you can write great […]

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Interview with LegalPD (Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters): Social Media for Legal Professionals

July 23, 2013 Lawyers Who Tweet

I was recently interviewed alongside my colleague Stephen Moore from Moore Legal Technology and a range of other lawyers and legal social media champions for a video by LegalPD (Sweet & Maxwell / Thomson Reuters). Among those interviewed included legal blogging (‘blawging’) champions Adam Wagner (barrister) and Brian Inkster (solicitor), IP lawyer Shireen Smith, employment […]

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What to do if you have occupational dermatitis?

July 23, 2013 Personal Injury Claims Law

Feature article explaining some of the best courses of action if you have occupational dermatitis. Industrial industry and disease solicitors specialise in providing legal support to workers who have been injured or harmed during the course of their employment. If you have occupational dermatitis as a result of your job, turning to specialists in the […]

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Google+ Hangout with Jonathan Lea: Legal Blogging & Social Media for Lawyers

June 6, 2013 Legal Careers

Jonathan Lea, London-based corporate lawyer and business adviser, recently kindly invited me to join him on a Google+ hangout (a live webinar) to chat about legal blogging (‘blawging’) and social media for lawyers and law firms. I’ve met Jonathan on various occasions now, having first connected back in 2009 on Twitter and latterly at legal […]

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What to do if you have suffered from medical negligence

May 29, 2013 Medical Negligence

The following post explains some of the relevant considerations you should be thinking about if you have suffered medical negligence in the UK. If you have suffered any form of medical negligence you may well be entitled to pursue a legal claim.  The law can serve as an important check on medical malpractice and you […]

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The quest for a Training Contract and the steps to take to ensure you give yourself the best chance

April 11, 2013 Legal Careers

We are pleased to welcome Joseph Morris, COO of Grad Diary who we met recently on Twitter – very interesting site and worth all law students looking for a traineeship to pay a visit. Joseph’s guest post is below which outlines some tips and some of the harsh realities about what it takes to obtain […]

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Does Compensation Have to be Spent on Medical Expenses?

March 28, 2013 Compensation

Post providing thoughts on the topical question, does compensation gained from a successful personal injury claim have to be spent on medical expenses? With the forthcoming introduction of the ban on referral fees, it seems pretty obvious that the government is determined to crack down on what it sees as the ‘compensation culture’. The rights […]

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Economic problems continue but insolvencies fall – what gives?

March 13, 2013 Business

Guest post regarding the current economic climate and corporate insolvencies. One of the features of the current economic climate is that there is so much conflicting data and opinions about what’s really happening. Searching for economic news on any given day, you will probably find one survey or another which will suggest that the worst […]

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Child welfare and divorce – what’s really best for the kids?

March 1, 2013 Family Law

We are pleased to welcome a family law blogger, who pens the following post on the important legal subject of child welfare and divorce. The Government has announced plans to reform the law in relation to how child arrangements are resolved when parents separate. It would like the courts to adopt a presumption that the […]

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Legal skills – transferable or not ?

March 1, 2013 Law

We are pleased to welcome Evolved Legal, who have written this post on the transferability of legal skills against the backdrop of change in the legal market. The legal market is in flux and times have never been harder in living memory for many experienced and qualified lawyers, let alone the thousands of wannabe lawyers […]

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The Importance of Selecting Qualified Counsel

February 20, 2013 Law

(Guest post from a legal writer in the US with some tips for choosing counsel) Choosing counsel to provide advocacy for a criminal situation may seem as simple as opening the yellow pages and choosing from the hundreds of options, attorneys and firms available. But despite the misconception that all lawyers are eligible to practice […]

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Legal Issues Associated with Cohabitating Couples

January 24, 2013 Family Law

(Guest post regarding family law and cohabitation in the US) It seems that marriage has lost some of its luster over the last decade. More couples are making the decision to live together rather than get married. It could be the close to 50 percent divorce rate that makes matrimony seem like a risky venture, […]

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