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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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Arista accounts

London-based Jarvis & Bannister is to integrate the Arista accounts, practice database and marketing modules from Kienzle Systems into its existing network. The system will be based on Digital’s DECpc XL Unix set-up. The firm already operates two Novell-based networks in its offices.

ACE Infinity pacakage

Cardiff firm Dolmans has opted for the ACE Infinity package to provide its practice management system. The initial phase of the contract will be worth u55,000 and the network will expand to incorporate the firm’s 100 staff.

Lawyers to advise revenue on performance

THE INLAND Revenue is to pick lawyers’ brains on how well the taxman performs. The survey, part of its Citizen’s Charter commitment, will focus on how effectively the Revenue administers the tax system on corporate and personal tax returns. It will be aimed at lawyers, accountants and other “agents” involved in preparing returns. It sets […]

VOID SPACE DILEMMA

“Everyone in the City has had a problem with void space,” says City property expert Peter Thursfield of agents Savills. Void space is where a tenant cannot get rid of existing property and it arises in various ways: business shrinkage caused by recessionary and staff cutbacks or over-optimistic planning. Mergers or moves to new addresses […]

City briefs

Cross-border insolvency is the subject for a seminar held by the Law Society and the International Association of Young Lawyers from 30 September to 2 October. The aim is to allow lawyers to discuss different approaches to such insolvencies and debate the effect of changes in the law. Speakers will be practitioners from centres including […]

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