Can a person with dementia make a valid will?

Research from the NHS has shown there are more than 850,000 people in the UK who have dementia, and this number is set to increase with people living longer. With this in mind, it is likely that many people who have dementia will be seeking to handle their legal affairs surrounding the making of their […]

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Why is the pandemic resulting in an increase in divorce and separation?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge strain on relationships. Citizens Advice reported that the pandemic has resulted in a 25% increase in views to its divorce page. Divorce enquiries and applications have been on the increase since the start of the pandemic and many divorce lawyers are predicting a continued upsurge in separations following […]

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The importance of client-facing technology for law firms

The global pandemic has shown that the way clients want to communicate with their law firm has changed. The pre-pandemic model of clients turning up at the office and accessing legal services via traditional means is largely a thing of the past. Clients are embracing the digital shift. They now expect a better service, often […]

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Agreeing a suitable break clause during a period of widespread flexible working

The commercial real estate landscape is currently undergoing a transformation as the UK establishes a new normal in the post-pandemic era.   The impact of previous lockdowns has been well-documented, with widespread remote working becoming increasingly popular due to strict social distancing guidelines. With the culture of flexible working now likely to continue, there will […]

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Brexit and pandemic present business owners with perfect selling opportunities

In the post-COVID world, many proprietors are seeking to diversify, whilst some are looking to sell their business to overseas investors that are keen to capitalise on the UK’s departure from the EU. Whatever the reason for wanting to move on, the process of actually making a sale is a lot more difficult than it […]

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How the LEAP Best Practice Standard helps conveyancers earn more money

The LEAP Best Practice Standard for conveyancers was set-up four years ago as an accreditation mark of excellence achieved by law firms using LEAP’s innovative technology. Through its use of independent, remote and specialist audits, achievement of the standard shows clients and stakeholders that law firms deliver a gold standard of legal work in conveyancing […]

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Myth-busting fire and rehire employment practices

The “fire and rehire” tactic is increasingly being used by employers to bring about changes to contracts of employment where employees disagree with the proposed alterations. In practice, it involves employers dismissing employees (with contractual notice), and then offering them new employment on revised terms. Though certainly controversial, it isn’t illegal, provided it is handled […]

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Legal start-up guide from Quill

With two new law firms launching every working day and the number set to rise in 2021, leading legal software provider Quill has published a new eBook to help entrepreneurs establish a successful business. The 15-Step Guide to Starting Your Own Law Firm covers everything that start-ups need to consider to get up and running—from […]

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How can firms achieve commercial success in the post-pandemic world?

Commercial success is the driving force for ambitious law firms and, speaking to our clients, it’s no surprise many have a renewed determination to re-evaluate current business practices and strategies in the wake of Covid-19. There has never been a better time to build on lessons of the past year, using technology to support agile […]

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Legal technology guide from Quill

With 74 per cent of senior UK partners looking to invest more in technology, and with 2020 having presented one of the biggest technological infrastructure challenges in living memory, Quill has published a new eBook to help practice managers invest in the technologies which will bring the most benefits to their law firms. Quill’s Guide […]

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