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    Action stations

    2021-01-19T00:01:00Z

    Kevin Parish provides a broad round-up of what law firms should be doing now to recover and rebuild post-COVID-19, covering everything from your business plan to flexible working, and from lock-up to property

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    Guidance for deputies: Hourly rates

    2021-01-18T11:14:00Z

    The recent decision in the cases of PLK Ors has opened up a new approach to hourly rates. Andrew Bennetts looks at how financial and property affairs deputies can recover costs, even with a retainer in place

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    Overcoming the burden of administration in death

    2021-01-15T14:29:00Z

    Estate management is a time-consuming business, but the digitisation of death will accelerate in the coming years, claims Tremayne Carew Pole, founder of Law Society sponsored partner, Life Ledger . He looks at how the process is changing in the private as well as the public sector 

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    Guidance for deputies: Instructing your own firm post-Re ACC

    2021-01-15T12:15:00Z

    Since Re ACC , the steps a deputy must take before instructing another legal team have changed. Bethan Phillips looks at how this impacts property transactions, tax returns, and continuing healthcare and education challenges.

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    Law firm debt and funding: is there a tiff on the horizon between firms and banks?

    2021-01-15T12:13:00Z

    Andrew Allen looks at how the debt profile of many law firms has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, how this has affected the relationship between law firms and banks, and what firms can do to address their debt and funding now

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    Five ways in which the legal office is changing

    2021-01-12T16:16:00Z

    Law firms are beginning to recognise that COVID-19 has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reset how and where work is done. Ann Clarke, director of future workplace at Claremont, which specialises in legal office interior design, shares five ways that legal offices are changing as a result of ...

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    Best-laid plans: the importance of planning for law firms

    2021-01-12T14:28:00Z

    Business growth coach Karl Morris explains the strategic importance of effective planning for law firms.

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    Guideline hourly rates again under the microscope

    2021-01-12T14:09:00Z

    Roman Kubiak looks at the recent decision in Cohen v Fine and others [2020] EWHC 3278 (Ch), an appeal from a first-instance decision in which the High Court proposed an increase to the guideline hourly rates.

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    What now for RELs?

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Jonathan Bray considers the future for registered European lawyers post-Brexit.

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    A private function?

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Iain Miller considers issues of privacy and integrity raised by the recent Beckwith decision on solicitor conduct in the High Court

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    Cases update

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Nigel West looks back at the significant cases in the regulatory sphere in 2020

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    Data analysis

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Robert Bond looks at data protection and information security challenges following on from our departure from the European Union

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    Regulation agenda

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Rebecca Atkinson gives us a summary of what the SRA will focus on in the coming year

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    By all accounts

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Alexis Hearnden outlines what’s in the latest SRA guidance on the Accounts Rules.

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    2021 supervision

    2021-01-12T00:01:00Z

    Dorothea Bannerman-Bruce looks at how firms can supervise while offering hybrid working

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    Risk registers - a useful reminder

    2021-01-11T15:37:00Z

    Lexcel-accredited firms will be familiar with the concept of an overarching risk register but others might well be less clear about how they work. Fiona du Feu reviews the basics.

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    Court permits service of judgment in default via Instagram

    2021-01-08T09:33:00Z

    Richard Power and Sabrina Devenish explain how their firm handled a recent case where a defendant was proving difficult to track down – by turning to Instagram

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    For names’ sake! Naming charities in wills

    2021-01-07T13:25:00Z

    Inaccurate beneficiary names in wills can cause all sorts of problems. Lesley King reviews a recent example in Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity and others [2020] EWHC 3295 (Ch).

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    2020 hindsight – year in review

    2020-12-10T10:11:00Z

    No one is likely to forget 2020 in a hurry. Committee members John Cuss, Rajinder Rai and Peter Causton reflect on an eventful year, and what to expect in 2021.

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    Will the fallout from the pandemic help or hinder progression of gender diversity in the legal profession?

    2020-12-08T17:45:00Z

    Alison Woods and Catherine Taylor look at the impact of the pandemic on female lawyers – who have been shown to be shouldering most of the burden of caring responsibilities in lockdown. What can law firm leaders do to improve flexible and blended working opportunities for all staff?