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How to achieve a return on your legal software investment

July 18, 2021 Law Practice

[Translate] An unlikely source of inspiration for improving efficiencies and overall performance for your firm can be found in the British Cycling team. With their success routed in continuous optimisation and a focus on improving every aspect of their team by just 1%, the team became champions. The cumulative effect: British Cycling Until early 2000, […]

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10 reports that every Law Firm’s Managing Partner needs

May 12, 2021 Law Practice

[Translate] Running a successful law firm and being a good lawyer shouldn’t be incongruous, but to achieve these goals you need to identify – and implement – the best tools at your disposal. In business, data is power, whether that’s data on your clients, the market, legal trends, your staff, finances, performance – the list […]

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Should legal practices adopt a hybrid-working model?

April 24, 2021 Law Practice

[Translate] The legal sector has been moving towards digitisation for decades – some firms faster than others – but the global pandemic and several national lockdowns have resulted in many accelerating their plans to accommodate a blend of home and office working: the hybrid-working model. Like millions of other businesses, the success of legal practices […]

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Eight ways to transform your law firm with workflows

March 14, 2021 Law Practice

[Translate] In a post-pandemic world, there’s little doubt we will rely more heavily on technology to meet the demands of clients, who are expecting a quicker and more transparent experience. Law firms spend a considerable amount of resource completing admin tasks, which is where workflows can help to adopt a more streamlined process that boosts […]

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Artificial Intelligence vs Human Intelligence in the Legal Sector

February 6, 2021 LawTech

[Translate] Artificial intelligence has influenced nearly every area of our world, whether or not you realise it. For example, if you want to get answers to a customer service question and you check out a live chat or chatbot function on a company’s website, before you speak to someone, you may be interacting with artificial […]

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Climate Change Blawg Launches

October 10, 2020 Law

[Translate] With 97% of climate scientists agreeing that human activity is causing a global climate crisis, it’s more important than ever before that the law helps us, and not hinders us, at this critical time. To play my part and to help others do so also, in my spare time I’ve been developing a new […]

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Coronavirus Law Firm Advice – Covid-19 Impact on Lawyers & Practical Guidance

April 5, 2020 Covid-19

[Translate] Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own – Bruce Lee I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. These are immensely challenging and unprecedented times for those in the legal sector with many unknowns of what is yet to come. But one thing […]

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The Hidden Challenges for the Legal Sector in 2020

November 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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Is your law firm still using paper files?

October 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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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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Operational Excellence for Law Firms – Top 10 Tips

February 15, 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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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 legal forms […]

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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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