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A view from the corner with Doug Hargrove and special guests

A weekly, informal virtual meetup of legal industry experts to discuss the changing tides of the legal sector and life in general. BYOB. Tuesday 9 June 4:30 pm BST with special guest Steve Williams, Solicitor and IT Consultant. Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1973, and is an IT Consultant. He was Chairman of Aim Computer Users […]

How law firms are increasing efficiency and profitability

[On-demand] Webinar: How law firms are increasing efficiency and profitability

Client expectations are changing and a new generation of legal consumers’ expect 24/7 communication channels and online access to their information. The webinar will cover how ALB Legal Live will allow firms to work more efficiently, increase profitability and offer a first class client service: Allow clients to access an up to date view of […]

Technology predictions for the legal sector in 2020 – the impact of AI

Doug Hargrove, Managing Director – Legal, Advanced The legal sector is quickly moving to embrace digital transformation and leaning towards innovation as it recognises the opportunity to improve customer services, drive productivity and adhere to the raft of compliance checks that all law firms have to meet. In fact, in feedback from legal professionals in […]

The digital-first law firm

Artificial intelligence, big data, chatbots and enhanced automation are coming to a practice near you. The perception that UK law firms are laggards when it comes to the adoption of new technologies has moved on. No longer waiting to ‘see what happens’, successful law firms are quickly adopting, and even developing, a digital-first work environment. […]

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Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

Competition law – welcome guidance in a time of crisis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published helpful guidance on how it will apply competition law in light of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the government has taken the unprecedented step of relaxing competition law in certain sectors. In the round, these developments offer welcome guidance and comfort – but they also serve as a timely reminder […]

Leading and adapting in challenging times: managing a newly remote team

The dynamics of a previously high performing team will shift in response to the recent working from home directive. As leaders we need to understand the factors that will impact even the most resilient and high performing colleagues. It’s likely that high-performing employees may experience varying levels of performance and engagement when they begin working […]

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