Recent IT

  • Jo-Anne Wild

    Bring out the best


    ‘Bring your own device’ policies can bring real benefits, from increased productivity to costs savings. But there are also risks – and since employees always find ways to make their lives easier, you’re probably already at risk without knowing it. Jo-Anne Wild provides a simple guide for law firms ...

  • Ben Trott

    Search and rescue


    Ben Trott provides a beginner’s guide to search engine optimisation – what it is, how it can help you win new clients, and the pitfalls to watch out for

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    Intelligence briefing


    Nikolas Kairinos provides a personal perspective on why and how artificial intelligence will shape the legal sector’s future

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    Better by design


    Legal design helps make the law easier to understand for its intended audience. It is also a growing trend, in everything from employment contracts to privacy policies. Emily Allbon and Dr Matthew Terrell look at how it is being used in practice, and how it can help both ...

  • Tim Ryan

    Chain reaction


    We’ve all heard of blockchain. But what is it, how does it work, and why does it matter? Tim Ryan provides a beginner’s guide

  • Frank Maher

    One year on


    It’s been nearly a year since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Frank Maher discusses the lessons he has learned since then advising law firms on the legislation

  • Jacob Colton

    The perfect host


    If you’re upgrading, revamping or renewing your website, one key decision you need to make is how and where it should be hosted. Jacob Colton explains the options

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    Information is power


    The idea of being a data-driven business can sound intimidating – something best left to PhD statisticians and data scientists. But monitoring data at your firm doesn’t need to be difficult, and it can bring real benefits. Derek Fitzpatrick explains

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    Virtuous cycle


    IT compliance is a challenge for any business, and particularly those in the legal sector. But you can simplify and streamline the process by implementing a continuous compliance culture – and technology can help. Javid Khan explains

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    Should we invest in AI? Priorities and threats to the high street firm


    Joe Reevy offers his personal perspective on why law firms need to keep their focus commercial and to avoid getting distracted by the next big thing.

  • Peter Wright

    Cybersecurity: what should your firm be prioritising after GDPR?


    How can you protect your firm from a data breach? We ask Peter Wright, member of the Law Society’s Technology and Law Committee, about the latest trends in cyber and IT security risk in a post-GDPR world

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    Bright ideas


    Clients are demanding innovation from their legal advisers, and not only in relation to technology. So how can law firms develop a culture and process which fosters innovation in an effective way? Alastair Beddow and Ben Kent explain

  • Neil Ford

    Tangled web


    Neil Ford discusses how cybersecurity trends seen in 2017 are likely to develop in 2018, and outlines how you can affordably mitigate the threats your firm faces, while meeting increasingly complex compliance obligations

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    Future shock?


    The legal press is full of stories about emerging technology, but is it really beneficial – and viable – for small to medium-sized firms? Dan Taylor believes it is, and that firms which don’t innovate now risk getting left behind

  • Susan Hallam

    The highest bidder?


    Pay-per-click advertising is now a key part of marketing for law firms, but should you also consider bidding on your competitors’ keywords? Susan Hallam looks at the benefits and risks

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    All systems go


    Procuring and implementing a new case or practice management system is a huge project, and one that Ann Harrison knows well: her firm is just two months after go-live. Here, she provides some tips on how to get the process right in your own firm

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    Law Society launches new cybersecurity news digest


    As part of our cybersecurity and scam prevention support for law firms, we’ve launched a weekly email digest of cybersecurity news relevant to the legal sector – sign up now

  • rohit talwar

    Full steam ahead


    Disruptive technologies have been a hot topic in the legal sector in recent years, but what does this mean for people working in the sector? Rohit Talwar , Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington look at the risks – and the opportunities.  

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    In the balance


    The legal press is full of stories about the risks of the new General Data Protection Regulation, but might there be an upside to compliance? Ann Harrison looks at the potential benefits – as well as the burdens and risks. 

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    Under control?


    Do you know that your law firm is a data controller under the new General Data Protection Regulation, and you must comply with them, or face fines of up to €20m or four per cent of your annual global turnover? Owen O’Rorke provides a beginner’s guide to compliance