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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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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] Editor’s note – see also our new guide to some of the Legal Recruitment Companies in the UK who may be able to help you […]

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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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What to Do to Avoid Inheritance Disputes & How to Handle Them If They Occur

February 3, 2018 General Legal

[Translate] Contribution regarding avoiding inheritance / probate disputes and the importance of having a valid will. When you are expecting an inheritance, it’s usually a positive thing that is the outcome of a successful life by a member of the family. They’ve made enough to not have spent it all and wanted to give it […]

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Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel

November 15, 2017 Law Practice

[Translate] Feature article on how online legal research and legal know-how solutions such as Practical Law and Westlaw UK can help you excel. With the legal market in the UK continuing to undergo significant changes, the career path of any aspiring lawyer is more uncertain than ever. Firms are demanding the best output from their […]

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WardBlawg expands legal guides and resources for legal consumers in the UK

July 30, 2017 General Legal

[Translate] At WardBlawg, our aim has always been to share useful legal information online. Across our various niche legal sector blawgs (including YouBlawg, LabourBlawg, PIClaimsBlawg, PropertyBlawg and more), we’ve now published and shared many thousands of legal articles. Now over 7 years since WardBlawg’s inception, we have published various additional legal guides, in addition to […]

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