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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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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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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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Stress at work and the pandemic

COVID-19 has not been kind to anybody. Many workers have had to balance childcare, home schooling and their workload from their kitchen tables rather than their offices. This has had a big impact on people’s mental health and has left a lot of people feeling more isolated than ever before. According to the Health & […]

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Key considerations for law firms when choosing legal software

The need to become a digital business has involved law firms adapting on a significant scale in the last 12 months. John Espley, LEAP (UK) CEO, talks about what is happening in legal technology and highlights significant considerations law firms should make when it comes to choosing software.  A lot of change had taken place […]

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Will mandatory vaccinations lead to legal disputes?

The issue of mandatory Covid vaccinations has hit the headlines, with the health secretary announcing that this would now be the case for care home workers in England. This is in order to protect residents in these homes from death and serious illness, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. Workers in care […]

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How to find the right legal team

Finding the right legal team can be challenging. If you haven’t required the services of a solicitor or legal professional in the past, you might not know what you need. There are a huge number of law firms in the country, so your options are plentiful. Not knowing where to turn is understandable. But there […]

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Warehouses and the risk to employees

Warehouses are likely not top of the list when considering dangerous workplaces. One might first think of environments including construction, emergency services or fishing. But the truth is that people working in warehouses can be at greater risk of injury than those in other industries. Highlighting this is the fact the world’s most well-known online […]

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