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Keeping close: supervising and mentoring trainees remotely

31 March 2021

How can you ensure that your trainees learn relevant skills, now that working from home has largely replaced previously office-based activities? Fiona du Feu explains how you can overcome the practical difficulties as much as you can.

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Changes to non-resident SDLT from 1st April 2021

30 March 2021

From Thursday 1st April 2021, there will be a change to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for non-residents of the UK who purchase property in the country.

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It is time for the SRA to issue a virtual practice handbook

30 March 2021

I assume that nearly every person reading this is working remotely at the moment. And I also assume that remote working will be with us indefinitely, given the nature of technology and the changes which have been wrought to our lives.

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Pandemic hits merger activity - but Yorkshire firm keeps growing

29 March 2021

An emerging Yorkshire powerhouse has announced a second merger in four months – and appears to be bucking the trend of acquisitions grinding to a nine-year low.

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Solicitors face hardest PII market for 20 years

8 March 2021

Solicitors are facing the hardest market for indemnity cover since demutualisation over 20 years ago, with some insurers seeking personal guarantees and demanding that policy excesses be paid into escrow.

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Budget 2021: Key points at-a-glance

3 March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons.

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Budget 2021: SDLT extension to increase pressure on sector

3 March 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped a hole in the UK’s finances, and we all know that steps need to be taken to begin to set the UK on the right path once again, now there is light at the end of the lockdown tunnel.

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DMH Stallard aims to re-enter top 100 with family law merger

1 March 2021

DMH Stallard is to merge with divorce specialist Brookman Solicitors, two years after hitting the £30m mark.

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Signs Your Digital Marketing Strategy Needs an Overhaul

26 February 2021

One of the surest signs that your digital marketing is falling flat is if you’re not seeing the results you want from your marketing campaigns.

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‘Work from home’ guidance to remain until June at least

25 February 2021

Office-based staff - including many solicitors - will be advised by the government to work from home where they can until the final stage of the easing of lockdown.

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Why law firms are adopting cloud technology more than ever

22 February 2021

Damian Donovan describes why the COVID-19 pandemic is moving law firms to the cloud

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Advantage Consulting launches Advantage 365: Here's what you need to know

18 February 2021

If you're a current Advantage Consulting client - or someone looking to engage the firm’s professional business and technology services - here's what you need to know about Advantage 365, which the company launched on 1 January 2021.

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Clio and Advantage Consulting form strategic partnership in the UK

15 February 2021

Advantage Consulting and Clio have formed a strategic partnership in the UK. As part of the deal, Advantage Consulting will offer Clio’s legal software solutions as a premium case management solution to its clients, including the Advantage 365 platform and the Advantage Legal Network member firms.

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Why Legal Technology Is Inevitably Moving To The Cloud

15 February 2021

Though security remains a concern, the legal sector's shift to cloud-based computing has been years in the making.

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Government maps out future use of digital identities

12 February 2021

The Government has published new plans which will govern the use of digital identities and revolutionise conveyancing transactions when proving identity.

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Conveyancing Quality Scheme

12 February 2021

Our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.

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How to Start a Law Firm: Goals and Strategy

12 February 2021

First, what do you want out of your law practice?

Too many lawyers decide that they are good lawyers and they’d like to be their own boss – so why not just practice law on their own?

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Renewing your firm’s professional indemnity insurance

12 February 2021

We’ve compiled a list of some of the issues and possible solutions that you should consider if you’re renewing your firm’s professional indemnity insurance (PII) during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Solicitors professional indemnity insurance renewals

11 February 2021

The latest round of PII renewals is upon us with a significant number of firms looking to review their cover for a 31st March or 1st April due date.

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Bridging the cultural gap

11 February 2021

Over the Christmas break while relaxing, I decided that while the country was settled and quiet, it would be a perfect time to catch up on a few stories from the legal sector to see how the profession was coping.

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