Recent IT

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    Under lock and key

    2021-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Keeping your software up to date and securing your home router are some of Jo-Anne Wild’s tips for ensuring your data is safe while working from home

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    Webinar: Cybersecurity for SME law firms (21 April 2021)

    The National Cyber Security Centre is hosting a free cybersecurity event for small and medium-sized enterprises in the legal sector on 21 April 2021.

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    Dream machine

    2021-01-19T00:01:00Z

    Adrian Hextall looks at how technology has supported businesses in 2020, and what might lie ahead for technology in professional services

  • Online impressons: laptop screens, some with 'welcome' sign and shop awning, others with loading screens and error messages
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    First impressions count

    2021-01-19T00:01:00Z

    What makes a strong and effective law firm website? Nick Francis provides a simple guide to assessing your site and identifying areas for improvement, to make sure your site showcases your firm and helps you win clients

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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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    All systems go

    2020-07-07T00:00:00Z

    The growth of lawtech has been a defining feature of legal services in the last decade, but lockdown has changed technology investment from an option to an essential. Peter Wright asks: has lawtech finally come of age?

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    Law Society publishes report on digital futures

    2020-06-26T12:55:00Z

    Published on 25 June 2020, our horizon scanning report explores the themes, opportunities and challenges arising from the future of digital business.

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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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    Bring out the best

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    ‘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 ...

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    Search and rescue

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Artificial intelligence - person holding phone with lines connecting to symbols in their head (labelled AI)
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    Intelligence briefing

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

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

  • Design - person following path made of arrows
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    Better by design

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Chain reaction

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    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

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    One year on

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    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
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    The perfect host

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Data - woman holding a phone connecting to a chain of information blocks
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    Information is power

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    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

    2019-01-15T00:07:00Z

    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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    Opinion

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

    2018-11-23T16:25:00Z

    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.

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    Bright ideas

    2018-07-03T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Tangled web

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    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