The largest ever piece of global research into legal workflow management, released today from BigHand, has revealed that support operations functions are flawed for most firms as the industry begins to transition to hybrid working.
Document creation is the bread and butter of law firm service delivery. But what impact has the global pandemic and remote working had on legal documents?
Between September and October 2020 BigHand surveyed 250 legal finance professionals, in conjunction with TVPI and ALPMA, to uncover the latest trends in legal pricing strategies, including the impact of COVID-19, the rising demands for client pricing transparency, and the need to improve people, process and technology in response.
The BigHand Resource Management team share their five-phase approach to a successful resourcing project, from initial engagement, to managing change and monitoring success.
Following the success of our ‘Be Kind’ campaign, Schillings has once again joined forces with Global Leaders in Law to launch a new report entitled ‘Leave a Legacy’. The report showcases outstanding legal leaders who continuously strive to make a difference and will leave a lasting impact on their team and organisation – or even the legal sector as a whole.
Jersey’s States Assembly has unanimously approved a proposition to introduce a statutory minimum period of parental bereavement leave.
When applying for a job or reviewing an offer – no matter the level, role, or industry – it is important to consider all aspects of the opportunity, including the company’s culture and values.
The Supreme Court (Lord Hodge, Lord Briggs, Lady Arden, Lord Burrows, Lady Rose) handed down judgment on Friday, 30 July 2021, allowing HMRC’s appeal in relation to whether the Respondent is estopped by convention from denying that HMRC had a valid enquiry when HMRC had sent the notice to the wrong address and the Respondent’s accountants had interacted with HMRC on the basis that an enquiry had been opened.
The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 (Act) came into operation on 28 July 2021.
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Fieldfisher is gearing up for its next leadership election, which will see partners vying for a role held for three terms by Michael Chissick. The firm is understood to have set a time frame for the process between October and November. While no names of potential candidates have yet emerged, sources said, nothing in the […]
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