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Who is more demanding, a toddler or your boss?

As it's Friday and the beginning of bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be fun to share this. So can you see any similarities?

I have...

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An imposter calls - When a property seller isn't who they say they are

A property case has recently come before the High Court and it’s caused concern for solicitors and property buyers. It is a tale of...

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From little acorns - The power of the entrepreneur

I have been reading about the inspiring story of Stephen Beech who went from selling lollies on the school playground to owning a...

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The story of the controversial candy-stripe house

In one of our recent posts, we talked about how the presentation of your home's exterior can affect its value by thousands of pounds -...

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I’m taking the plunge – You’re hired

Except it shouldn’t feel like you’re taking the plunge, should it? Hiring someone – or more than one person – is a big deal for most of...

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Justice is finally here

It has taken 27 years, but today's verdict makes history

A raft of law firms, led by Birnberg Peirce & Co, have advised the families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster who were today...…

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Make it easy to complain

Ok, so none of us want to be complained about. It's horrible if someone isn't happy. But whatever the reason for their unhappiness,...

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Control and Consistency - Carrot not Stick

Consistent business performance can often boil down to employee motivation. A motivated workforce will perform to a higher standard for...

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Stop Meetings From Dragging On.....and On

We all spend too much time in internal meetings. For lawyers they are a major distraction from getting the key parts of the job done,...

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Go forth and conquer... Yes, even at networking events!

There is real magic in a good network. Anyone can build one. And I mean anyone. Here's how you make it a whole lot easier than you may be...

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Women and pensions

Research by the Fawcett Society has emphasised the likelihood for women to need to rely on their partner's pension in retirement as a...

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How to set yourself apart in an Interview

With an oversaturated legal market, getting to the interview is an achievement in itself. 

So how can you stand out from the crowd?

Often...

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Pink Frilly Knickers

"You wear pink frilly knickers!" is a standard accusation that I hear on a regular basis. And no, before you think that I've lost control...

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Stop standing in your own way

We're all guilty of this at times. I know I am. I over-think stuff, worry about whether I'm just a bit crazy or that I've missed...

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Slater & Gordon - What share? Red or Black?

At what cost? When S&G came knocking why wouldn't you accept a deal of cash plus shares, the business was clearly going places and making...

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One man’s journey from misogyny to feminism

Fascinating article that can make us all think. Our society is complex and we could all benefit from discussing what feminism can teach...

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The Must-Have Legal Technology To Start a Law Firm in 2016

Whether starting a new law firm or improving the efficiency in your current practice this article highlights how, why and what technology...

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SDLT and additional properties by Paul Butt

I was taught at Law School by Paul Butt !! Great property lawyer .... Take heed everyone to what he says ....

The new rules on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on additional properties came into force on April 1st. The problems they cause will not go...…

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Lest we forget?

Somehow when crossing the border between real life and the web, companies and there employees often lose their personality. Trying to cut...

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ABSs ‘haven’t worked’ and it’s our fault – SRA chief

How often are we going to see U-Turn changes in the future? I would be curious to know what some ABS firms think of this. 

The chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority today admitted that alternative business structures ‘haven’t worked’ as...…

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What you don't know about Uber is....

Having success disrupting a market place can be measured in a number of ways, as law firms turn to new methods and look at ways to...

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Why do law firms try to lock in Partners?

The negativity and cynicism of law firm management never ceases to amaze me.

They want high performing partners and raise the bar ever...

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LHS Solicitors: Disrupting Law as We Know It

It’s harder than ever to differentiate yourself as a law firm – so when someone comes along and does something genuinely different, you...

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Pick me please! Pitching perfection - it's not all about your documents

There are some great tips and refreshers for all of us in the attached guidance. Whether you're at the stage of pitching to investors, or...

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How staying curious, playing games and keeping it simple drive good business

Some people never grow up. And you know what? That can be a good thing. For as we grow up, we lose not just our relentless curiosity...

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Is BigLaw ready for the Millennial generation?

A topic which is very relevant to the legal industry at the moment is that of the millennial generation, i.e. those who are anywhere...

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Does management stifle employee creativity?

Lucy Kellaway, on Radio 4 yesterday evening, asked whether managers merely stifle creativity or in fact have a positive function. She...

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Benefits Assessments controversy

Channel 4's Dispatches reported on Monday evening about the controversial assessments being undertaken to decide eligibility for Personal...

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Conscious Uncoupling - Is it possible?

I read an excellent quote earlier about the changing perception of divorce and how this can influence a person's approach to separation....

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Time for the legal market to embrace technology

'Could that be about to change?' is the key question in this piece. The answer? Absolutely. 

We increasingly see questions arising as to...

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How would the financial services landscape look post-Brexit?

The article below outlines a number of possible changes to the UK financial services regulatory landscape in the event that Britain votes...

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Between a rock and a hard place.

A young occupational therapist, in her first post-training placement at an NHS Trust, complained about a more senior colleague. There...

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The top five threats to UK businesses – and how to protect against them.

There are real economic concerns in the form of the slowdown in China and the weakening oil sector, while closer to home the possibility...

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Isn't it an inexcusable reason for failure - to not have the correct legal experts involved ?

Not involving expert conveyancers sufficiently was one of several fundamental failings that led to the collapse of the Law Society’s Veyo...…

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A stitch in time...

You look around your enterprise and smile. It’s 8pm and all of your employees are still hard at work, having been slaving away since 8am...

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What do millennials really want at work?

Great short piece looking at generation gaps and the perception that this matters but fundamentally it supports the fact that generations...

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The fast pace of tech: Do companies owe a responsibility to consumers and their ageing products?

More than ever before, technology is moving forward at an incredible rate. Every year companies, such as Apple and Google, release...

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The sharing economy

This is truly encouraging information for budding entrepreneurs. Millennials are changing the way that business is being done. Flexible...

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Statistically Speaking

The news that house prices rose last month ahead of the SDLT rise for second homes may not come as a surprise to most of you.

Commercial...

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Are SME’s missing out on international business opportunities?

Buying British is apparently very much ‘en vogue’ these days – especially if you are not British or you’re located somewhere else and you...

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Reassuring or intrusive? Surveillance in care settings.

In 2014 Panorama released a programme which showed how covert surveillance within a care home by a family member captured evidence of...

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How Law Firms can utilise Instagram

In an age where people are spending more time on social media than socialising in person, a business should be taking advantage of as...

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It won't happen to me!

Whilst most law firm leaders reading this will dismiss the risk, it has been reported from the US that two magic circle firms were among...

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To flex or not to flex?

Within the vast sea of employment rights, most employees are vaguely aware that they have some sort of right relating to flexible...

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Academies "Land Grab"

Many people will be aware of the Government's plans for all UK schools to become academies, but where does this leave the ownership of...

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Landlords Count the Cost of Renting

The Bank of England has recently proposed that buy-to-let landlords should be subject to more stringent financial checks before lenders...

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Timely Transportation Investment in the North

Some... Okay, anyone who has ever played a game of sardines on the commuter trains in and out of Manchester would say that investment in...

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A pinch and a punch for employers paying the minimum wage!

The Daily Mail today reported that: “The wages of one employee in six across Britain – or 4.5million workers – will rise from today....

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Putting the power in the hands of the customer

Think back to how you used to get a taxi, order a takeaway, listen to music, watch TV, book accommodation, control the heating and hot...

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Consumer confidence at zero as Brexit fears 'hit home'

Is consumer confidence in the UK falling drastically due to the upcoming Brexit poll? A poll of just over 2,000 people showed that...

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