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Latest News for Law Firms 

Lawtech 365 CEO on what 2022 may hold for the legal tech sector

9 January 2022

Rudi Kesic, a major player in the field of legal technology, provides his views on the future of law, legal sector regulation and technological advancements.

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5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Software for Law Firms

22 December 2021

If you are currently evaluating practice management software for your law firm, you have likely heard of the term “cloud-based”.

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HMLR Practice Guide updates

21 December 2021

HM Land Registry has published details of changes to Practice Guides 9, 10, 50, 62, 64 and 67.

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9 tips for lawyers working remotely

20 December 2021

If you’re considering working from home or just away from the office as a solicitor, or are transitioning some or all of your team, the following tips will guide you towards a successful remote-work experience.

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Cyber Security Best Practices for Law Firms

7 January 2022

To hackers and cybercriminals, law firms represent high-value targets.

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Actionstep: Law firm ransomware attacks

16 December 2021

Seven tips for prevention and protection

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Gerry Walsh appointed as the new interim CEO of the Law Society of England and Wales.

14 December 2021

Born in Northern Ireland, Gerry has spent most of his working life in England, France, Poland and the US, and is now a highly experienced senior executive and consultant.

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Clio Launches New Legal Aid Functionality

13 December 2021

Clio’s new legal aid feature streamlines the matter management, billing, and claim process for legal aid professionals and increases access to legal services for vulnerable populations

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HMLR to move to mandatory digital applications from November 2022

9 November 2021

HM Land Registry are changing the way they receive and process Register Update applications in an effort to reduce errors and make processing time faster.

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UAE creates specialist AML court to further strengthen its AML regulations

8 November 2021

The new court is one of several initiatives introduced in support of the National Action Plan, which included the introduction of new guidelines relating to anti-money laundering (“AML”) and countering terrorist finance (“CTF”) in April this year.

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UK Top 100 Law Firm Announces Merger

4 November 2021

The move is the latest change to the U.K.'s smallest firms as they fight to compete in a pressurised environment.

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Firms who generate the most complaints will pay more

4 November 2021

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has won approval to overhaul how it calculates and collects regulatory fees from the practices it regulates, so it can now recharge more of the cost of the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) to the firms that generate disproportionate levels of complaints.

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How the pandemic could revolutionise law firm working practices for good

1 November 2021

Prior to Covid-19, working from home was relatively rare within the legal profession.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget 2021 speech

27 October 2021

Updates from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget 2021 speech

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Budget 2021 Spending Review summary

27 October 2021

The key points in Rishi Sunak's Autumn Budget and Spending Review

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SRA approves PII clause clarifying cybercrime cover

25 October 2021

Insurance policies will have to make clear whether cover is provided for cyber losses under new rules agreed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Lawyers paid up to £250 an hour for virtual appointments via app

20 October 2021

Lawyers can now earn £250 an hour without leaving home by carrying out remote video consultations with clients.

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SRA visits 85 firms in a year as part of AML crackdown

20 October 2021

Regulators went to an average of seven law firms a month in the past year following up concerns about a lack of anti-money laundering policies.

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Law firm and director fined over inadequate due diligence checks

12 October 2021

A South London law firm, Topstone Solicitors Limited, and its director Silas Ogbonna have been fined for failing to complete proper due diligence checks on two property deals.

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Verify 365 partners with WYM Legal

7 October 2021

Verify 365 brings an AI-powered AML and identity verification platform to WYM Legal. Verify 365 are beaming with pride to announce that we've partnered with WYM Legal to provide the firm with a fully automated, AI-powered identity verification and anti-money laundering platform.

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