The problem of practitioner burnout and the effect on healthcare

How has medical worker burnout impacted on patient health? We explore this question in this article… The pandemic was pretty tough on a lot of us in terms of finance, freedom and mental health but, for a significant number of people, the impact has had a much wider reach. In the wake of COVID-19, legal […]

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vLex launches Global News product

vLex has launched a brand new Global News product to provide customers with comprehensive coverage of both legal and general news from around the world, partnering with some of the world’s leading publishers, including NewsBank, The National Journal, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Quartz, and Asia-Net Pakistan, among many others. The collection is updated […]

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Enabling a single source of truth

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei  Many law firms continue to struggle with multiple sources of information, disconnected databases and inaccurate records, this has an extremely detrimental effect on profits and negatively impacts the service levels they can offer clients. Conversely, by […]

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Combatting racism in the workplace

Every once in a while, a difficult and complex area of law is crystallised by the circumstances of a high-profile case. The most recent example of this being the matter of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, whose mismanagement of historical allegations of racism made by cricketer Azeem Rafiq, have since been the subject of a thorough […]

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Planning for utilities on your development

The successful installation of utilities plays a critical role in the success of all new build developments, but it’s a matter that is often not given the gravitas it deserves during the planning stages. The assumption that such services will be readily available is a common error, but it could be a costly mistake for […]

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Before you contest a will: timescales, costs and risks

Nobody wants to reach a point where they have to consider contesting a will but, unfortunately, many people find themselves in that position each and every year. It is important to remember that only a relatively small number of people are in a position to make a claim against a will under the Inheritance Act […]

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Facing up to whistleblowing in the workplace

Whilst business owners may feel wronged if an employee takes it upon themselves to leak their concerns about an employer’s activities, whistleblowing is very often a good indication that something is not quite right in the workplace. But do most businesses actually know what is meant by the term whistleblowing? And what is the correct […]

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vLex partners with ICLR to provide The Law Reports to Africa and the Caribbean

From December 2021, researchers across the Caribbean and Africa can access the official Law Reports of England and Wales on vLex following a pivotal partnership with the ICLR. These authoritative law reports can be accessed alongside vLex’s comprehensive collections of Caribbean case law, the largest collection of UK judgments, and collections of African case law. […]

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LEAP celebrate further technology innovation

This month LEAP celebrated over 800 law firms accessing the InfoTrack integration from within the legal practice productivity solution. That is nearly a third of the law firms that use LEAP software.   Traditionally it’s been conveyancing firms that have benefited from the two-way integration between systems. However, thanks to the ongoing development and progressive innovation […]

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Inheritance tax in Spain for British expats: a post-Brexit guide

Estimates put the number of British expats across the world at approximately 5.5 million people, nearly 1 in 10 of the entire UK population. One of the biggest expat communities has formed in Spain, with an expected 400 000 permanent residents living in the country. Indeed, Spain has been an enticing location for Brits who […]

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