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    Long-term care funding: where to begin?

    2020-07-02T12:58:00Z

    With an ageing population, and care home fees likely to rise following COVID-19, the funding of long-term care will become an ever-more important part of later-life planning. Martin Tyrrell explains how a financial adviser can help the solicitor to ensure the best outcomes for clients.

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    Lloyd v Google – the future of representative actions for data protection breaches

    2020-07-01T11:30:00Z

    Dr John Sorabji from Nine St John Street Chambers looks at Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599, a decision which may lead to a new approach to class action litigation – if upheld by the Supreme Court.

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    Reforming legal services—the final Mayson Report

    2020-06-29T09:56:00Z

    Marzena Lipman, regulatory policy advisor at the Law Society, provides an update on the final Mayson Report on Reforming Legal Services.

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    Trust vs. control—how law firms might work in the future

    2020-06-29T09:56:00Z

    With offices reopening many employers are moving on from tackling the issue of staff working remotely to managing a safe return to the workplace. Deborah Witkiss, Chief Operating Officer of Insight Legal, examines how case management systems can help.

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    AML requirements – five steps to keeping up

    2020-06-26T11:36:00Z

    To help you keep up with ever-changing AML requirements, Accuity provides five actionable steps to help manage compliance and respond quickly to developments.

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    Spring conference – the highlights

    2020-06-26T09:31:00Z

    The Civil Litigation Section spring conference took place as a series of webinars from 24 to 26 May. Members of the committee offer their key takeaways from the sessions.

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    Why client investors are taking their social responsibilities more seriously post-COVID 19

    2020-06-24T10:52:00Z

    Chris Howard explains why, in light of the pandemic, investors are increasingly looking to companies with strong ethical credentials and rethinking their investment strategies. So, how can you support your clients accordingly?

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    Unlawful killing: applying the forfeiture rule

    2020-06-18T11:38:00Z

    Lesley King looks at the rare cases practitioners may encounter when the court considers granting relief from the forfeiture rule after an unlawful killing.

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    High Court awards claimant success fee in Inheritance Act claim

    2020-06-18T11:19:00Z

    Roman Kubiak looks at a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ( Inheritance Act ) where the sum awarded by given by the court included a payment towards the claimant’s success fee.

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    Conflicts in residential conveyancing

    2020-06-18T10:40:00Z

    The recent SRA Guidance on conflicts has little to say about how the Code of Conduct for Solicitors applies to residential conveyancing. Fiona Feu, Director of My Compliance Colleague, takes a look.

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    How to motivate your people during lockdown and beyond

    2020-06-17T11:49:00Z

    Research has shown what motivates people to behave in certain ways. What can law firm leaders learn from the results to keep their people motivated under lockdown and beyond? Katherine Thomas investigates

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    Change is the only constant – reimagining your supplier relationships

    2020-06-09T14:10:00Z

    As flexibility becomes ever more critical to success, Brian Welsh from Insight Legal looks at how relationships are evolving between law firms and suppliers, especially for legal software contracts

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    Quality time

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Peter Rodd looks at the plans for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the effect of coronavirus, and what scheme member firms should be focusing on now

  • New build
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    What’s new?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    How should you advise clients buying new-build properties? John Wallace provides the construction lawyer’s perspective

  • Money laundering
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    On the money

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Alison Matthews outlines the changes made by the Fifth Money Laundering Directive, and what fee-earners and firms need to do now to ensure compliance

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    New lease of life

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The new code for leasing business premises was published in February and will be effective from September. Ben Tarrant asks what impact the new code will have on commercial lease drafting

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    Key to success

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Richard Snape looks at some of the ways restrictive covenants can be challenged and discharged, in order to free up land for development or for a change of use

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    Token gestures

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Will tokenisation transform conveyancing? Joanna Goodman investigates

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    Great demand

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    What should a leaseholder do if they receive a service charge demand which they think is unreasonable? Mark Loveday and Ibraheem Dulmeer provide a simple guide

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    Taking charge

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the history of rentcharges, and the impact of ground rents on the growth of estate rentcharges. Is it time for the law to be amended to give freehold owners the same rights and protections as their leasehold counterparts?