LEAP produces best practice technology strategy guide for criminal legal aid firms

LEAP, the largest independent provider of software to law firms worldwide, has written a white paper on implementing a technology strategy for building a sustainable crime legal aid practice. This follows the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review, published in December 2021, considering the future and long-term sustainability of the criminal legal aid system.The white paper is written […]

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The Ukraine invasion drives reform to UK property law

The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is likely to reverberate through Europe and across the rest of the world for years if not decades to come. While questions remain about the speed and effectiveness of the UK government’s response thus far, there are some changes being made closer to home that will not […]

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When is the best time to write a will?

Have you written your will yet? Many people neglect to write one before it’s too late and, for this reason, we’ve created an informative article about when we believe the best time is to write a will. The writing of a will is incredibly important, and many people often neglect to do so. This may […]

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Cohabitation agreements will help to avoid breakup disputes

The law is notorious for lagging behind modern-day developments, and this is perhaps most obvious in the field of family law, particularly for unmarried couples.  The fastest-growing family type in the UK, couples are increasingly choosing not to get married and instead live together, often believing that this gives them the same legal rights. In fact, […]

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Managing pregnancy and parenthood in the workplace

Working mothers account for an accelerating share of the workforce in the UK. Just last year research released by the Resolution Foundation and Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE) revealed that 74 % of mothers with 0-to-3-year-olds were in employment during 2021, showcasing a stable rise of 6% since 2019.  With an average […]

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Hiring and firing the apprentice is a serious matter

With TV show The Apprentice back on our screens, again dividing the nation as to the merits of each candidate, it is likely to spark debate about the benefits of utilising apprentices to help grow businesses. Apprenticeships benefit the business and the apprentice, but despite the programme’s entertaining approach to hiring and firing, the law […]

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vLex launches new Content Explorer

vLex’s Content Explorer is a valuable tool that has been developed to enable the legal community to discover more information than ever before, in an attempt to aid and enhance research. vLex’s brand new intuitive Content Explorer discovery tool will allow practitioners, law librarians and researchers to effortlessly browse through vLex’s extensive global collections. The […]

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LEAP expands further in Ireland

LEAP, the world’s leading cloud software provider for small to mid-sized law firms has further expanded in Ireland, with a new office opening in Dublin at 26 Pembroke Street Upper and new staff based in Belfast, focusing on the market in Northern Ireland.  LEAP has now been operating in Ireland for 4 years, after opening […]

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Danny Curran of Finders featured in the Express

Founder of the award-winning firm Finders International, Danny Curran featured in the Express discussing how to find lost inheritance and looked back on some of their successful stories. One example is that of an 82-year old man who passed away in East Anglia. While it was first believed he had an estate of £5,000, the […]

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Do businesses have a duty to remove asbestos from their workplace?

In this article, we’ll examine the obligations of businesses for removing asbestos from workplaces. In the UK, insurers pay out £200 million a year in asbestos claims, largely to those suffering from Mesothelioma which is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer which results in death for around […]

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