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Suspending works on site - pitfalls under Construction Contracts Act

For the first time the right to suspend works on site when payment is withheld is enshrined in legislation under s.5(1) of the...

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The future of the bar

It is great news that the BSB has received approval from the LSB to become a licensing authority.  This means it can in turn license...

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5 ways you're killing your productivity (and how to fix it)

I'm definitely guilty of a few of these things.

It’s possible to have a to-do list that energises you, helps you prioritise your day and motivates you to keep moving forward, even after...…

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Is, “Don’t Take It Personally,” Terrible Work Advice?

On the face of it, no, but as you read through the article both sides of the "Yes/ No" coin are argued well...

However, the most telling...

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Do most large law firm mergers fail?

The suggestion is that they do fail.

The reason is that firms do not integrate properly so that the clients of the merged business do not...

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Detail of Starter Homes Proposals out for Consultation

It has long been a pet theory of mine that the more important a planning related consultation is, the duller its title will be. This...

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How can UK businesses thrive in Europe?

With the Brexit looming, is it still possible for SME's to be successful in Europe without the opportunities offered to them by the EU? 

Inevitably, much of the debate about Europe in recent weeks has focused on the prospect and politics of Brexit. But, for SMEs,...…

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Do you have negative thoughts?

Here are four practical steps you need to take to free yourself from negative patterns and make necessary changes. Financial,...

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The future of work

It's becoming increasingly clear that no industry is immune to the advances that we are seeing in technology. 

The way in which cognitive...

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Mergers in response to an oversaturated market?

Joining forces is one of the key strategies of a modern day law firm. Being larger can allow you to have critical mass in key business...

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Writing in plain English - why do Lawyers struggle?

Is it because of the years spent mastering the terminology? Is it because of a blind ignorance to the fact that not all clients are...

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Should you hire someone who has moved around a lot?

I wouldn't rule them out on that ground alone.

Many law firms are wary of someone who seems to have moved around a lot. Some will not...

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Are you paying the price of completion bias?

Something that many working in professional services can identify with. Striking the balance between short and long-term goals and being...

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Top 10 mobile apps for lawyers

With the focus of modern technology in the legal sector concentrating on the possibility of AI and automation could take over from...

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Are these the best job perks at UK firms?

In recent years there has been an increase in employee benefits in order to attract and retain the best employees. For Example; some...

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Small Steps in Professional Artificial Intelligence

There is a huge buzz in the professional world around artificial intelligence: what it is and what it can do. If innovation history and...

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Are you a Rainmaker?

This article gives us a useful insight into how the mind of a Rainmaker should work. It is not just about being seen in and around the...

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Has your company almost failed?

An interesting article looking at the largest company success stories (no not all Apple this and facebook that) quiet businesses doing...

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How will Technology affect your business in 2016?

"How much can technology change your business in a year? Ten years ago, there were no iPhones. Three years ago, few people knew about the...

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Give up your day job!

There are so many options and choices to pursue a professional career.

No one has to get stuck working for a business they do not like in...

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Which of our Skills are Timeless?

The pace of change is increasing and there is a lot of talk about computers replacing people and the need for people to adapt and learn...

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Cybercrime... bringing the legal profession to its knees

Cybercrime is becoming a more and more high profile problem for many sectors not just legal. What is clear is one incorrect e-mail or...

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Drinkable Coke adverts, what can law firms learn?

Amazing campaign, it is a few years old now but passed me by. The ability to enable a viewer to fill a virtual coke glass on a smart...

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The gamerfication of the workplace.

An interesting infographic of how 'gamerfication' is being used to motivate employees. By making mundane tasks a game, companies have...

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Looking for ways to start a conversation on Twitter?

Twitter advanced search to me is completely underrated - granted you can sometimes struggle in terms of being location specific, but...

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Future of Legal Employment

With the cost of university increasing we need to encourage affordable ways of training our future talent. Therefore we need to look at...

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Motorcyclists who wear helmet-mounted cameras could be at higher risk of crashing and serious injury

There are two points of view with regard to the use of helmet mounted cameras.  

It could be argued that obtaining the footage following a...

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Accountants making predictions on the landscape of the legal sector !

It is good news for sales and project managers but how happy is the legal sector that Deloittes is passing judgement on the future of...

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Culture, the make or break of law firm mergers?

The potential merger of Berwin Leighton Paisner and US firm Greenberg Traurig has been tracked in the media over the past few months....

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Business Valuation - It's not the size of the ship, it's the motion in the ocean

What really matters to a buyer is not some cock'n'bull valuation based on sector multiples (or other mythical creatures), but the core...

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A law fit for the digital age?

When we use the Internet, we're not just clicking around and passively taking in information. We are often sending e-mails, messaging on...

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SMEs have been waiting for a Law Firm to do this!

The SME market is of interest to most law firms who sell commercial legal services but almost none of them have any products that SMEs...

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Could changing jobs could be safer than staying put?

People think that doing nothing is the safe option.

Staying where I am is the safe bet.

Except that it isn't. 

When the world is changing...

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You need to understand why someone would buy your service not just whether they can afford it.

When looking at potential clients it is easy to make decisions on who can afford to buy what we sell.

Without ignoring that isn't it more...

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How not to create website copy

If you search the web for Welsh law firm Collingbourne Hennah, visitors will be greeted with a holding page stating "This site is under...

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Cyclists Rule, but why not here in the UK?

A resenting beep, a swerve in close, hostile abuse and profanity from a drivers window, it is the daily commute  here in the UK. We...

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How will the Brexit impact your everyday life?

With the EU referendum set to take place on the 23rd June, many British citizens are still undecided on whether or not staying in the...

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Can a business grow too quickly?

Recruiting the right people is essential for sustainable growth. In today's oversaturated market, there is no shortage of people....

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A new dawn for the professional services market?

On the the face of it, this looks like a interesting step forward for the professional services market.

Stephens Scown LLP, the largest...

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Computer, one. Human, zero.

Move over Deep Blue, the massive increase in AI tech as demonstrated by this experiment could pave the way for highly complex reasoning...

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9 killer questions candidates ought to ask interviewers

There is one question that you are pretty much guaranteed to be asked in an interview, and that is "do you have any questions for us?" ...

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Are you producing "good quitters"?

People leave businesses and new evidence shows they leave good managers as often as bad managers the important thing is to produce good...

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in Law

With the recent developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence, a conversation about robots replacing humans in the work place has...

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Never Stop Learning

Once you have been working for a while and have experience under your belt it is easy to stop learning and just think that all you have...

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5 Ways for Law Firms to do Better Business

This article was written with SMEs in mind but applies equally to law firms.

Collaboration to deliver services is something we have seen...

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Become a Google God in 10 minutes.

Google has revolutionised the way we find and digest information. 

Gone are the days when you would be laughed at by your peers for saying...

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Ghosting in sales, what does it mean and how to solve it

You spend time getting the meeting, you meet, you come away, you spec the job, you supply the proposal and then on follow up, NOTHING!

Ghosting is a frequent occupational hazard in sales – everything goes well with a client, you’re getting positive vibes, then they...…

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How can you make productivity habitual and lasting?

Think about managing your energy and not your time. We often deal with highly motivated individuals as the seek a new chapter....

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Slater & Gordon UK presence here to stay

This could be good news for the 3,800 people employed by the group. The fall out of their trading though and pending class action law...

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What a load of rubbish...

Slightly off the legal theme but to call for a blanket ban on contact/ tackles in school rugby games is downright ridiculous.

Rugby...

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Small talk not sales spiel

Whilst it may not be possible for everyone to take branded USBs, pens or even branded foldable shopping bags this article gives some very...

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Slater & Gordon’s woes have nothing to do with being an ABS

An interesting alternative opinion upon the recent Slater + Gordon problems. 

A lot of 'told you so' and schadenfreude comments...

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Crowd Funding for Legal Businesses?

Why not?

In the same way that Indiegogo appeared as an answer to a lack of funding vehicles in the arts arena something needs to appear in...

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