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10 reports that every Law Firm’s Managing Partner needs

October 5, 2022 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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The Benefits of Consultancy Work as a Freelance Solicitor 

May 25, 2022 Law Practice

[Translate] New insights on the benefits of consultancy work as a freelance Solicitor from Scott-Moncrieff & Associates, one of the UK’s leading ‘virtual law firms‘. If you are thinking about making a change to your working life, you may have considered going freelance and working as a consultant solicitor.  There are many benefits to consultancy work […]

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How to achieve a return on your legal software investment

April 3, 2022 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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Eight ways to transform your law firm with workflows

March 15, 2022 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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Should legal practices adopt a hybrid-working model?

February 24, 2022 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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Mark Thorley on “The Future Of Legal Aid In Scotland”

August 7, 2021 Law Practice

[Translate] EDINBURGH, 23 NOVEMBER 2021 Legal Aid Recruitment Crisis Insights from Leading Scottish Solicitor, Mark Thorley In a new insights piece, Mark Thorley, Director of a leading Scottish legal aid law firm, discusses the future of legal aid in Scotland, including the current crisis in respect of civil legal aid solicitor recruitment. It used to […]

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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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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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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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