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Law firms see massive revenue rise during the pandemic

In 2020–2021, the top 50 law firms increased their revenue to over £20bn, despite being in the beginning stages of a global pandemic. According to analysis by Evelyn Partners, firms in the top 50 recorded operating profits at over 50 per cent. Giles Murphy, of Evelyn Partners, stated that law firms could “take credit for […]

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LEAP appoints Gareth Walker as UK CEO

LEAP, the largest independent provider of software to law firms worldwide, has recently appointed Gareth Walker as CEO of LEAP in the UK and Ireland. Previously Chief Operating Officer of LEAP for five years, Gareth has extensive experience of the LEAP business and the industry. He has worked in legal software for over 15 years and […]

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What is a litigation friend?

In simple terms, a litigation friend refers to someone who can help to make a personal injury or compensation claim on your behalf. Often, this will be required in instances where you have learning difficulties or mental impairments that prevent you from making a claim by yourself. Unsurprisingly, litigation friends are common with brain injury […]

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Instilling a culture of productivity in your legal practice

Covid has had a major impact on legal services. It has seen increased digitalisation across the profession and instilled the need for law firms to be more productive. In just two years there has been twenty years’ worth of modernisation. The most important step change for the next ten years will be understanding that a lawyer’s […]

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Abuse of position of trust and sexual offences

The Channel 5 drama “The Teacher” explores sexual abuse in the context of the teacher/pupil relationship, sparking a renewed public interest in the abuse of position of trust crimes. Furthermore, the launch of the anonymous survivor website Everyone’s Invited has highlighted a large number of potential cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools across the […]

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Wellness and fun attract talent to Conscious 

Conscious Solutions, the Bristol-based digital marketing agency that focuses on the legal sector, has added six employees to our Bristol team in 2022 with four of those being brand new roles to support our growth. With continued growth in digital marketing requirements across the legal sector, it has been critical for us to keep up […]

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Virtual law firms in 2022 – creating a new way for lawyers to do what they do best

Analysts have reported that virtual law firms may play a huge role in the future of the legal sector, with coronavirus restrictions fuelling more and more lawyers to become consultant solicitors. The report from investment bank Arden Partners Pllc estimates that one-third of all UK solicitors could be working under a consultancy model within five […]

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5 business dispute trends to look out for in 2022

With COVID-19 and Brexit bringing a range of issues to businesses across the UK, this article looks at what the knock-on effects are with regards to business disputes that could be faced in 2022. They say that the path of true love never runs smoothly; the same can be said for business. A company is […]

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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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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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