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Best of the web – June 2017

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This month’s round-up of best practice management comment, features, and news from across the web includes articles on technological innovation in law firms, workplace productivity, and how to improve your emotional resilience. 

Innovation and technology

Legal tech start up gets funding to provide access to justice

A legal tech start-up has won funding from the UK’s leading social tech funder to develop its speech-to-text tool

The Global Legal Post

The Dos and Don’ts of social media for lawyers

Ross Weldon, EMEA marketing manager, talks about the dos and don’ts of social media for lawyers.

Legal Futures 

Online Courts Hackathon

Legal Geek has teamed up with Richard Susskind, Society for Computers and Law and the Judiciary to launch an Online Courts Hackathon .

Legal Geek 


Business 

Lawyers and businesses warned over impending GDPR deadlines

Business leaders have until 25 May 2018 to prepare for major changes in data protection and privacy law.

The Global Legal Post

10 actionable productivity tips for legal professionals

There’s one big thing that’s killing our ability to focus and give our work the attention it requires: digital distraction — the overwhelming bombardment of text messages, emails, pop-ups, news feeds, and updates from which it is almost impossible to hide.

The Law Society

Travers smith latest to promise agile working

Travers Smith has become the latest city firm to embrace agile working.

Law Gazette

Hogan Lovells trials new ‘continuous feedback’ system to assess lawyer performance

Hogan Lovells is re-evaluating the way it assesses its lawyers’ performances by introducing a new ‘continuous feedback’ appraisal system called ‘Pathways’.

Legal Cheek

60% occupancy is costing your practice

Average desk occupancy in the UK is just less than 60%. That equates to four and a half hours each day with desks sat empty. The legal sector has been slower to address this issue than most.

Claremont

Lawyers get a dressing down after City mega-merger

The UK’s largest legal merger has had an unusual impact on staff wardrobes – lawyers used to ill-fitted suits and bad ties can now wear whatever they want.

The Telegraph

Wellbeing 

Staying strong: top ten tips for improving your emotional resilience

For Mental Health Awareness Week , Rita Oscar offered her top tips for developing and improving emotional resilience, helping you to achieve success and happiness.

The Law Society

Why lawyers are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues

Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, shares her tips on how to thrive, not just get through the day.

Legal Cheek 

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