All Law Management articles – Page 6

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    News

    New COVID tiers in England – what they mean for your firm

    2020-11-27T16:36:00Z

    The government has published guidance on the new local restrictions, which will come into effect from 2 December 2020. 

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    How do you manage risk? Support from our Section supporter

    2020-11-26T11:07:00Z

    As the insurance market changes, so do underwriters’ approaches to analysing risk. Paragon, in partnership with leading professional indemnity insurance underwriters, has developed a new approach to presenting firms.

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    Feature

    How software can support your firm in lockdown and the ‘new normal’

    2020-11-23T14:21:00Z

    Deborah Witkiss, of Law Society strategic partner Insight Legal , looks at the software options – from the cloud to workflow solutions – which can help your firm survive and thrive

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    Preparing for submissions season

    2020-11-18T16:47:00Z

    Love them or loathe them, the legal directories are here to stay. Victoria Moffat explains how law firms should go about preparing for submission season

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    Best of the web – November 2020

    2020-11-18T11:37:00Z

    We’ve collected highlights in practice management comment, features and news from across the web. 

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    The legal workspace of the future

    2020-11-12T13:06:00Z

    Rob Millard looks at what the near future holds for law firm workspaces, from collaboration tools to artificial intelligence, and what these developments could mean for the business model of ‘law firm 4.0’

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    Lockdown 2.0 and ongoing coronavirus support

    2020-11-11T10:00:00Z

    The new lockdown came into force in England at 12.01am on 5 November 2020 and is expected to last until at least 2 December.

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    Closing down your firm – updated practice note

    2020-11-06T14:21:00Z

    On 5 November 2020, the Law Society updated our practice note on the regulations to consider when closing down your practice.

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    Legal Services Board approves the Solicitors Qualifying Exam

    2020-11-05T15:46:00Z

    From 1 September 2021, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will introduce a new route to qualifying as a solicitor: the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

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    Furlough scheme extended until December 2020

    2020-11-05T13:42:00Z

    The Law Society has published guidance for firms on the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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    Changes to our Professional Development Centre

    2020-11-02T14:52:00Z

    From 23 November 2020, the PDC will no longer be available. You’ll need to complete any courses you have begun by this date. You’ll also need to download any training records and certificates you want to keep while you still have access.

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    Book Review: The Perfect Legal Business

    2020-10-19T15:52:00Z

    Reuben Glynn reviews a book full of lessons for law firms and lawyers about how to build and run the perfect firm – even in tough times

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    Share your views: Lawtech, ethics and the rule of law

    2020-10-19T11:19:00Z

    We’re seeking views on the ethical considerations for solicitors and firms when designing or procuring lawtech solutions.

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    Feature

    Stormy skies

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Andy Harris looks at the financial challenges ahead for law firms in the next few months, and what you can do to minimise the impact on your firm, including through effective forecasting

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    Opportunity knocks

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Ann Harrison looks at the benefits and challenges of new ways of working

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    Inner resources

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic and lockdown have put a strain on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. Kim Tasso looks at the role of resilience in overcoming difficulties, and how you can improve your own resilience 

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    Feature

    Free reign

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Paul Bennett looks at the new freedoms introduced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2019: what should you consider if you’re thinking about taking advantage of the new freedoms, and how can law firms compete with the new models?

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    Culture shock

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    In the rush to set up the right technology and frameworks for working from home, some firms have neglected the culture and people challenges of the new working environment. Jo‑Anne Wild offers some tips 

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    Call to mind

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series about how to have conversations with your colleagues and line reports about their mental health, Lubna Gem Arielle provides a brief introduction to mental health in the workplace

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    The bright side

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    In hard times, being able to look at challenges and see opportunities is invaluable. Nick Jarrett-Kerr offers six strategies for innovative law firms keen to turn the recession to their advantage