Ethnic Minority Lawyers anchor links – Page 10

  • Analysis

    JE v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 192

    2014-10-14T15:59:00Z

    Court of Appeal rules on limits of power under CPR 52.9A to limit costs of appeals in proceedings where recovery is normally restricted. 

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    News

    File closure management practice note published

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The practice note covers best practice for managing file closure at the termination of a matter, and the need to manage risks inherent in the mismanagement of file administration

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    News

    Financial benchmarking survey deadline extended to 31 October

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Firms now have until 31 October to submit their data for this year’s Financial Benchmarking Survey. Sponsored by Lloyds Bank and produced in association with Hazelwoods, the survey is widely recognised as the annual health check for the financial stability of small to medium-sized firms, providing an invaluable opportunity ...

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    News

    City Legal Index suggests UK recovery slowing down

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Data published in the Law Society / Legal Monitor City Legal Index shows that growth in the number of deals facilitated by the top 50 UK City law firms has slowed and the average value of deals has continued to fall

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    News

    Legal right to request flexible working now in place

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Recent changes mean that all your staff with more than 26 weeks’ continuous service can now make a flexible working request for any reason, regardless of whether they have any caring obligations.

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    Opinion

    Valuable Insights

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Robert Banner  looks back at the Section’s 2014 annual conference, including sessions on cashflow and bringing a firm back from the brink of administration

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    Feature

    Five for fighting

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The recent changes to criminal legal aid have placed unprecedented strain on legal aid firms. Prashant Joshi outlines five options for firms, from closure to merging

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    Feature

    Limited edition

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The changes which came into force on 6 April 2014 represented a fundamental change to LLP taxation, for both individual partners and firms. Jon Cartwright looks back at how we got here, and what law firms need to do now

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    Feature

    Officer politics

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Pearl Moses looks back at three years of outcomes-focused regulation and two years of the compliance officer regime, and asks what lessons we can learn to ensure compliance in changing times

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    Feature

    Insure enough

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    The decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reduce the minimum compulsory cover for professional indemnity insurance has sent shockwaves through the profession. Frank Maher explains the change and what firms need to do

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    Feature

    Hope for the best

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Recent years have seen the UK suffer from flooding, swine flu, hacking scandals and many other disasters that could affect law firms. Lisa Hesketh explains how business continuity planning can help if the worst happens – and the other benefits it can bring

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    Feature

    Learning the ropes

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    In the second of a series on getting the best out of trainees, Paul Newton looks at how to manage the relationship with your trainees after recruitment, from welcoming them to the firm and helping them to develop, to career development post-qualification

  • News

    Law Society raises concerns over Malaysian Sedition Act

    2014-10-15T12:09:00Z

    The Law Society has expressed concern over Malaysia’s continuing use of the 1948 Sedition Act. The act, which was made law during the British colonial era, criminalises speech uttered ‘to excite disaffection’ against the government. The act has been used to intimidate and silence political opponents including lawyers. The ...

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    Feature

    Spreading the word

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Keystone Law managing director James Knight on becoming a ‘dispersed’ law firm

  • Ray O'Connor
    Feature

    Talking points

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    In the second of a series on the risks of using social media in law firms, Ray O’Connor looks at how to mitigate risk in order to reap the benefits of social media for your firm, your people and your clients

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    News

    Will Aid returns in November

    2014-07-22T15:46:00Z

    The charity will-writing scheme returns for its 26th year this November.

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    News

    Leave a digital legacy after your death, Law Society urges

    2014-05-20T16:06:00Z

    Law Society advises people to leave clear instructions about what should happen to their online accounts after their death.

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    Opinion

    Under the banner

    2014-05-07T16:53:00Z

    Robert Banner , new chair of the Section executive committee, outlines his plans for the Section, including helping firms through financial stability issues, and supporting smaller firms with practice management challenges