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Why it’s the perfect time to implement a platform solution

One of the few good things about lockdown is the way it’s encouraged us to tackle overdue domestic chores. Hey, even if that just meant tidying our sock drawer, we feel better as a result. So why not take this opportunity to do something similar in your legal practice?

The fake news pandemic, and how to handle it

Last month, Ofcom warned against the prevalence of false or misleading information about Coronavirus. According to the media regulator, many people are unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to COVID-19, and the latest estimates are that fake news has reached a billion social media users.

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

This briefing by Kate Rogers gives a short overview of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which was first read in the House of Commons on 20 May 2020 and is intended to proceed to the House of Lords following its final stages in the House of Commons on 3 June 2020.

Exiting your business – private or public?

With business owners increasingly selling to private equity in recent years, Carolyn Gelling from The International Stock Exchange Group explores the ingredients that could make an exit into the public market more viable again for firms in the North West.

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In brief: Headhunters scent out award

Legal recruitment firm Wellman Smith has been awarded an Investor in People award. The company, which has offices in Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, specialises in headhunting for law firms.

The German eagle lands at Gray's Inn

A VISIT by German President Professor Dr Roman Herzog to Gray’s Inn on 29 April was preceded by a flypast from an escaped eagle, symbol of the Federal Republic of Germany. The bird had apparently escaped from its handler during a pop video shoot in nearby King’s Cross the day before and was successfully recaptured […]

623-year-old law forces solicitor to move offices

A MEDIEVAL law, dating back to 1373, has forced a London solicitor who wants to become a notary public to move his business offices out of central London. Mark Smith of Prince Evans solicitors has had to move his office to Ealing in West London because of a law governed by the medieval guild of […]

Champion of the public's environmental rights

Martin Polden, chair of the Environmental Law Foundation, is a poacher turned game keeper. For many years his legal career involved representing developers who, in his own words, “were wreaking disaster on town centres”. “And then I saw the error of my ways,” he said. “I gave it all up and started to try and […]

Sex, fees and videotape

Amy Jenkins has a lot to answer for. As the author of BBC2’s This Life programme, she is responsible for the new image of young lawyers as therapy-dependent dope-smokers. Yet it is hard to think of anyone better qualified to write about life as a legal trainee. Jenkins, 29, read law at University College London […]

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