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Wills Preparation: a STEP Further for Clients

Wills practitioners and clients will welcome the newly published STEP Code for Will Preparation in England & Wales, but will its ethical principles satisfy consumers’ needs for transparency?


Terrorism: What Does It Mean In Law?

“One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter”, but the Supreme Court seems not to agree.


Technology to support legal sector challenges

Mergers, legislation and changes in work practices are some of the challenges facing the legal profession – we look at how technology can help you reduce costs, do more with less and improve the way you work.


People: Placing HR at the Heart of Risk Management

Risk management is an essential part of the strategy of any successful business. Law firms are no exception in a changing legal market place and against the background of costs pressures.


New Service – Mail My Mail

MPS, a Mailing Services company based in south Bristol, has just completed a £100k investment in a new on-line mailing service, Mail My Mail. With the annual postage rate increase almost upon us MPS has found a way to fight the increase by letting other mail users share the discounts available to larger mail users.

No Win, No Fee: No Worries?

In the light of a warning from the Legal Ombudsman, firms should reconsider the risks of offering conditional fee arrangements (CFAs).


How To Hire A Marketing Agency

Internet marketing consultants typically make the same promise to everyone: more traffic, leads, and clients. But the question is, can they really deliver? Are they telling the truth, or merely making promises to peddle their services?


Expert Witnesses: Know Their Role and Duties

A criminal case can turn on the evidence of an expert witness – but what is the extent of his or her legal obligations? A government paper examines them in detail.


Law firms: A Cyber Battleground

The Law Society’s recent warning to corporate law firms to ensure they are protected against cyber-attack comes as the internet increasingly begins to resemble a battleground.


Costs Management – Pooh Traps for Heffalumps

…the prize is effectively hamstringing an opponent’s case for relatively minor technical infringements, unless they can afford to litigate without hope of recovering costs, or their solicitors are bound by their retainer to litigate without such hope.


Planning for Auto Enrolment

esl will make sure you are ready As Auto Enrolment reaches the one million mark, esl understands the complexity and additional workload all HR, Payroll and Finance Managers face.


The Best Law Blogs: Are You Missing Out? (Part 3)

As the legal year moves on, the role of the law blog in the working life of legal practitioners shows no sign of diminishing. Whether providing a few minutes’ light-hearted respite from a stressful day, or serving as a source of information on recently handed-down judgments, law blogs are a must-read for many.


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