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Operational Excellence for Law Firms – Top 10 Tips

November 24, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] “Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. As I wrote on LinkedIn recently, it’s never too late to gain new skills. If you are in a leadership or decision-making position in your firm, it may be worth […]

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The Hidden Challenges for the Legal Sector in 2020

August 22, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] New contribution from James Moore regarding some of the hidden (and, for some, not-so-hidden) challenges for the legal sector in 2020. You may also be interested in our editor’s blog on some of the greatest legal sector challenges as envisaged in 2017 here.  No one in the legal sector has a crystal ball or Magic […]

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Wilford Smith Explains the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

July 12, 2019 Money Laundering

[Translate] New legal commentary from law firm Wilford Smith regarding the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive Financial crime continues to be a thorn in the side of the EU, particularly where the financing of terrorism is concerned. The terror attacks in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in 2016 were financed by terrorists using sophisticated techniques. Both […]

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Is your law firm still using paper files?

June 13, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] Contribution from Alex Hutchinson, Legal Sector Director at Efficient Law Firm, explaining how law firms can move away from using paper files and use technology to transform their business.  OK, so jut for a bit of background – I spend my time helping Law Firms with Paper-Lite and Digital Transformation projects. The initial goals of […]

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How law firms can increase efficiency (and profits) & why the answers lie with their PEOPLE, not (necessarily) suppliers

February 5, 2019 Law Practice

[Translate] In the following featured post, Alex Hutchinson, lead consultant at Efficient Law Firm, explains how law firms can increase their efficiency (especially re Document Management, Paper-Lite and Digital Workflow) by consulting with their staff before asking their technology supplier(s) to solve their problems.  We spend a large amount of our time working with small […]

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Document automation: a law firm buyer’s guide

December 14, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Here’s everything you need to consider when choosing a document automation solution. First, consider internal use and adoption, and secondly, external use by your clients. Ease of use You need quick adoption to prove ROI, so the solution needs to be easy to use. This means that to create questionnaires and draft documents, you […]

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What is document automation and how is it used in the legal sector?

December 13, 2018 LawTech

[Translate] Document automation means creating automated templates, using software, for legal documents (such as contracts). Once the templates are created, users of the software usually answer questionnaires within the software. Once it has this information, the software can instantly generate the contract, and you’re done. The purpose is to automate the repetitive process of building […]

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UK’s Future Legal Mind 2019 – Competition for law students looking for a career boost

November 26, 2018 Legal Careers

[Translate] [Update at June 2019 – Competition Now Closed but Congratulations to University of Buckingham law student Charley-Anne Gordon for winning! Future Legal Mind will open for entries for 2020 later this year] Competition available for law students looking for a career boost, with prizes available – entries by 28th Feb 2019; more information as follows:-  […]

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Automation & AI in the Legal Sector – New Legal Technologist Manager Opportunity in Glasgow with Leading Global Law Firm Ashurst

October 3, 2018 Legal Careers

[Translate] We recently blogged about Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector in respect of a study showing that 48% of London law firms surveyed were already using AI and a further 41% will soon start. While some firms are only beginning to consider investing in such legal technology, others such as Ashurst are taking greater steps. With […]

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Equality in the Legal Sector: Omission of Partners from Pay Gap Reporting “Outrageous”

July 5, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Equality in the workplace has been a hot topic recently, with different business sectors coming under scrutiny with regards to their progress towards achieving equality, and the legal sector is no exception to this. Pay Gap Reporting Many of the biggest legal firms, along with other professional services firms, have come under intense criticism […]

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Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector – 48% of London law firms surveyed already using AI and a further 41% will soon start

June 4, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector is becoming increasingly common, but opinions vary on whether this increased reliance is a good or bad thing. Increased Take-up of AI A recent study of London law firms by CBRE revealed that 48% are already using AI and a further 41% will start […]

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Law School Under Fire for Training Handbook Guidance

April 24, 2018 Law School

[Translate] BPP University Law School has unwittingly found itself at the centre of a media storm after leading legal news portal Legal Cheek revealed the contents of a handbook that the law school issues to trainee barristers to help them prepare for their advocacy assessments. Conservative Approach to Clothing The handbook apparently sets out in […]

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Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm

February 17, 2018 Law Practice

[Translate] Contribution below from Catherine Metcalf regarding secrets of a great content marketing strategy for your law firm. You can also read my colleague Dave Kerr’s expert insights on content marketing for law firms (from Moore Legal Technology). Content marketing is one of the smartest and most effective ways to attract more business to your law firm. Rather […]

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Top 3 Things to Know Before Making a Personal Injury Claim in England

February 8, 2018 Personal Injury Claims Law

[Translate] If you are considering making a personal injury claim in England, it is likely you will have some questions. This may be the first time you have ever dealt with a lawyer, never mind going through the claims process. However, there are some fundamental things you should be aware of before making a claim […]

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