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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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