Month: April 2021

Are you screening your law firm employees effectively?

Screening employees should always have been an important part of a law firm’s recruitment process, but it is now more critical than ever due to the screening requirements contained within the Money Laundering Regulations and Legal Sector Affinity Group guidance. One of the key assessment tools for ensuring a firm is taking on the right […]

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Working from home and RSI: are employers responsible?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) may not be the first condition that comes to mind when thinking about work-related accidents and injuries. You might initially think of industrial accidents involving heavy machinery or incidents on construction sites. However, RSI can significantly affect the arms and hands and can often be found among office workers – typically […]

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When medical negligence affects children

Ending up in the hospital can be a frightening experience. You might not know your prognosis or even what your diagnosis is. As intimidating as that is, imagine going through that as a child. When young children are hurt or unwell, they may struggle to inform their families as they lack the vocabulary and the […]

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Whistleblowing in accountancy: time for a split

According to the UK accounting regulator, in the past two years, four out of five substandard audit processes are attributable to auditors’ failure to challenge companies’ numbers. In a report published by the Financial Reporting CouncilFinancial Reporting Council, it stated that in 80% of audits deemed “needing improvement”, the effectiveness of challenge was regarded as […]

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Access Group launches new Legal Technology division

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading software providers has officially launched its new legal software division, Access Legal, promising to help the UK’s most ambitious law firms achieve their potential through a powerful suite of technology. The launch follows the acquisitions of case and practice management providers Eclipse Legal Systems and DPS Software […]

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The UK’s most dangerous industries for accidents in the workplace

When starting out in a new career or when looking to change job, workplace mortality and injury rates are not something that many people consider, but perhaps they should. It is hardly a revelation that different jobs present different risks. While someone that works in an office may experience deterioration of their eyesight or risk […]

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