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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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Claiming for Medical Errors in the UK: Exposing the scale of errors in the prescription of drugs

January 22, 2013 Medical Negligence

Post regarding medical errors in the UK. A study commissioned by the GMC  revealed in May last year, the scale of errors made by GPs in the prescribing of medication. The mistakes found ranged in type but of note were the following types of errors: wrong dosages, lack of instructions for prescribed medication and a […]

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What Constitutes Tax Evasion?

January 17, 2013 Tax law

(Post from Jeremy Bernard regarding tax evasion – mainly based on US law but also more generally with comment in respect of civil fraud in the UK, US & beyond) Numerous taxpayers become concerned with the question as to what constitutes tax evasion whenever their taxes become due. This concern is quite understandable, considering the […]

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Is it now better to be a non-lawyer in the legal services market ?

December 18, 2012 Law Practice

Guest post asking and tackling the question “is it now better to be a non-lawyer in the legal services market today?” (Applicable mainly to England & Wales) Let’s go back in time, 20 years back in time. Becoming a solicitor or barrister was a much sought after qualification and profession. Whilst the training, 3 years […]

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Top SEO Tips for Blogging

December 9, 2012 Blogging

Following on from my recent social media for lawyers and students seminars (see here for the TANQ seminar and here for the Strathclyde University seminar), I was invited by cold case blogger extraordinaire, Vidster of Defrosting Cold Cases for a live tweeting session on 7 December 2012. The subject of the hour-long tweeting session was […]

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Social media training for legal practice students: #StrathSocial Seminar 2012

December 9, 2012 Social Media

Following on from my Social Media for Lawyers and Trainee Solicitors seminar on 28 November, I was invited to present to Diploma in Legal Practice students at University of the Year 2012, Strathclyde University on Wednesday 5th December 2012. The slides are above which provide a note of some of the key ideas and the […]

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The Government plans to make claims against employers more difficult

November 28, 2012 Personal Injury Claims Law

Guest post from accident claims solicitors According to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), accidents at work are on a downward slide. Employers reported 114,000 injuries to workers in 2011/2012, of which nearly 24,000 were classed as serious. Sadly, 173 workers were fatally injured at work in the same period. In […]

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Legal Protocol for Compensation

November 23, 2012 Law

Guest post regarding legal protocol for claiming for compensation. You can’t turn on the TV or radio without seeing adverts claiming to help you with compensation following an accident or injury at work. Newspapers are constantly reporting cases of compensation won seemingly with ease. But what is the actual protocol for this type of compensation? […]

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Secret Courts: Ill Informed or Necessary?

November 21, 2012 Legal Know How

Guest post provided by John on behalf of BCL Legal. BCL Legal is specialist law recruiter who find and place law job candidates in the UK. Secret Courts: Ill Informed or Necessary? Closed civil court hearings are not a new phenomenon. However, they are currently in focus as controversial proposals for ‘closed material procedures’ progress […]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Social Media and SEO for Lawyers 2012

November 12, 2012 Law Practice

I’m pleased to announce that within the next month I will be speaking on a variety of topics, two of which will be in Glasgow and one of which will be via a Twitter live chat session. Please do register or put these dates in your diary:- 1. TANQ Society (Trainee and Newly Qualified Society): […]

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Order, and No Tweeting, in the Court!

November 12, 2012 Social Media

(Guest blog post presenting a US perspective on social media, law and the courts) Changes in communication technology require that existing social institutions, such as lawmaking bodies, the news media, and the courts, adapt themselves to such changes on almost a “case by case” basis. A recent (November, 2009) case serves as an example of […]

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Alternative Business Structures and UK Law Firms – Survival

September 21, 2012 Law Practice

In a recent blog post about alternative business structures (ABS) and its effect on UK law firms, leading online marketing specialists Moore Legal Technology present their thoughts on some of the significant changes taking place and what solicitors can do to survive.

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Stumbling upon law: 5 reasons why I use StumbleUpon

August 9, 2012 Social Media

After using StumbleUpon last night to send out a few legal tweets (here, here and, my favourite, here) and having had a few RTs, I gave credit to the StumbleUpon team for allowing me to find such interesting publications. They kindly replied as per the following tweet:- Instead of responding privately, I thought it would […]

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#TwitterJokeTrial Judgment Published – A Win for Common Sense and Freedom of Speech

July 27, 2012 Twitter Joke Trial

Further to our blawg post from December 2010 regarding Paul Chambers’ conviction and failed appeal in the #TwitterJokeTrial, it is great to hear that Paul’s High Court appeal, led by David Allen Green, has succeeded. Allowing the appeal, marking a win for common sense, reason and freedom of speech, the Court stated, at para 38 […]

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WardBlawg helps publish over 100 blawg posts in May & June 2012

July 4, 2012 Blawg

We are pleased to announce that across May and June 2012 we have helped law firms and other legal professionals to publish well over 100 blawg posts regarding laws from the UK (including Scotland, England & Wales and Northern Ireland), the US, Australia and beyond. Here are some of the best:- Top 10 most viewed […]

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Chrissie Lightfoot’s “The Naked Lawyer” eBook Review

June 25, 2012 Legal Know How

I recently read Chrissie Lightfoot’s “The Naked Lawyer”, RIP to XXX, How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU!, having met Chrissie a few times at legal networking events in London and having followed her on various social networks for the past couple of years. And I’m pleased to note that I found her book to […]

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Law Blogging Going from Strength to Strength: Blawgs on the WardBlawg Network April 2012

May 2, 2012 Blawg

April 2012 has seen continued strong law blogging from expert contributors throughout the WardBlawg network. YouBlawg: Your Law 2.0 Below are links to the blawg posts on YouBlawg from April:- Space Law; Explored Space. The final legal frontier… Graham Kerr of Legal Media Solutions pens a first class dissertation on significant aspects of space law. […]

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How to start a law blog: choosing domain names and WordPress hosting

April 13, 2012 Starting a law blog

When I first started blogging, my first blog, Scots Law Blog, was created using WordPress.com. The resulting domain name was not a standalone one, but instead was in the form of x.wordpress.com (known technically as a ‘subdomain’ of wordpress.com). This was okay for me starting off and it did have its advantages, as noted below. […]

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