Legalex Post Show Report

Legalex made its highly anticipated return to ExCeL London on the 28th & 29th of March, where it received record-breaking numbers of visitors and further established itself as Europe’s most influential legal event. ...
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Too many left making blind choices on legal services

We know that access to legal services is a problem. Nine out of ten members of the public and small businesses do not use regulated legal professionals and see both finding the right service and affordability...
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Legalex 2017 Update - Special Edition

Europe’s largest legal event designed for ambitious law firms and progressive legal professionals has already surpassed all expectations. With days to go before Legalex 2017 officially opens, thousands of legal professionals from across the UK are...
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HOW CAN YOU BE SURE YOUR CLIENT DATA IS SECURE?

No business is immune to cyber attack. According to Misha Glenny, a journalist specialising in cyber-crime, “there are two types of people in the world: those that know they’ve been hacked, and those that don’t.”...
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Why you might want to think twice before signing on the dotted line

Charles Hawtin, Client Service Manager at Chancery Pii, considers why you might want to think twice before signing on the dotted line. It’s important to note that there can be benefits to signing-up straight away. You...
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What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European...
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What is Legal Translation and How Does it Work?

Legal translation can be a fairly dry term for what is a complicated procedure of creative meeting technical. Legal issues can easily arise from incorrect term usage due to its ambiguity or perhaps by being too...
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A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Lauren Riley

Best known for her appearances in the media, including on the BBC's The Apprentice, solicitor Lauren Riley embodies the spirit of today’s modern professional woman....
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Is your client data fully secure?

Electronic documentation and e-signatures offer accountants and practices many benefits including time and cash savings. But how do you ensure that your files – and more importantly, your client’s information and data – is being stored...
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The benefits of partnerships in business

The term sole trader has always conjured up a lonely mental image for me. I see an isolated individual, toiling away to make a profit from the fruits of the land. I see no loyalty-building......
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A Close Up Look At Keynote Speaker Peter Wright

Peter Wright is a solicitor and managing director of DigitalLawUK, the only law firm in the UK to operate solely in cybersecurity, data protection, freedom of information, and social media law...
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Get Ready for the Biggest Legalex Yet!

The UK’s fastest growing event purely dedicated to modernising ambitious law firms and making legal professionals more competitive returns to London's ExCeL this month for its most dynamic and enthralling edition yet....
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Calls for European Parliment to Approve Robot Law

European lawmakers have called for an EU-wide legislation to regulate the rise of robots. Then proposed legislation would incorporate an ethical framework for their development and use, as well as for the establishment of liability for...
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UK Legal Businesses in the Cross Hairs of Cyber Criminals

UK businesses are being called out by the NCA to take the threat of cyber crime more seriously and work with the authorities to help sufficiently defend themselves against cyber criminals...
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Exploitation of Self-Employment Laws Leaving a Hole in Public Finances

Two reports released this month suggests that employers are using avoiding self employment laws to dodge paying tax and give workers more rights......
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Land Registry moves towards Digital Conveyancing

The Land Registry has proposed changes be made to the Land Registration Rules 2003, to pave the way for it to be able to offer its customers digital alternatives to paper conveyancing and registration in the...
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What the three little pigs can teach law firms about IT strategy

Cleary the nursery rhyme about the three little pigs has nothing to do with IT strategy, however, it still provides a nice analogy on the difficult situations a law firm, or any business, can find with...
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10 Reasons why Legalex is so Popular with Conveyancers

Legalex is Europe's standout event for ambitious law firms and progressive legal professionals looking to discover the latest innovations that will make them more competitive. There are hundreds of reasons why over 3,000 industry professionals attend...
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You’ve got mail…

According to a recent figures published by the Royal Mail, since Brexit there has been a significant reduction in what we consider ‘junk’ mail. Figures show the revenue Royal Mail receives from advertising mail has...
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PRINTING AND KEEPING DOCUMENTS COSTS SMES OVER £14K PER YEAR

Employee printing and the use of traditional filing methods to store documents can cost a small business as much as £14,616 each year, according to research by software developers Reckon...
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Could your approach to financial management make or break your business?

It is commonly known that many small businesses fail in their first few years of operating. While it is easy to put it down to a number of factors – the timing wasn’t right; the product...
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Whaling - A very modern security issue

Someone is stealing your money. I do not mean the archetypal criminal taking your wallet in a crowded shopping centre. I mean highly trained, highly motivated cyber-criminals targeting your business and helping themselves to millions of...
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A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Chrissie Lightfoot

Revered throughout the legal industry for her pioneering work, Chrissie Lightfoot is an internationally celebrated lawyer, keynote speaker, legal and business commentator, and bestselling author of The Naked Lawyer’ and its sequel ‘Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech,...
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Dieselgate: UK Customers Take VW to Court

Volkswagen are facing a class action lawsuit from over 10,000 of their British customers who are looking to receive £3,000 each, a sum that equates to £30 million altogether. The lawsuit stems from the 'Dieselgate' scandal...
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The 2016 Data Leak Sculpting the Law Tech Market in 2017 and Beyond

On New Year's Eve, as their workers were preparing to welcome in the new year, Krennic, Erso, & Tankin were victims of a calculated digital heist. WikiLeaks began to declare that they had obtained "the crown...
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European Judges Uphold UK Right to Impose Whole-Life Prison Sentences

European judges have continued to support UK courts who impose whole-life prison sentences to those who commit the most atrocious crimes. The ruling from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was made by 17 judges...
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Lawmakers Given Limited Time to Eye Bill on Brexit

As voters approved Britain's EU exit in the June 23rd Referendum, British lawmakers are now left frustrated at the fact The House of Commons now have until the 8th February to consider the bill before it...
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10 Reason why Legalex 2017 is Unmissable

Legalex is Europe's leading legal event for helping ambitious law firms grow and progressive legal professionals develop. There are hundreds of reasons why Legalex is important for professionals like yourself. However, we have compiled the top...
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A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Miranda Brawn

Not only a multi-award winning business leader and widely recognised as being one of the most influential women in European business and finance, Miranda Brawn is also renowned for her inspirational contribution towards diversity, community, and...
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MPs Warn of Brexit's Threat to UK Wildlife and Farming

Brexit could endanger the UK’s wildlife and farming, with key protections left as “zombie legislation” and farmers facing a “triple jeopardy” of lost subsidies, export tariffs, and increased competition, according to a a cross-party committee of...
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What to expect from 2017

Last year saw some of the most significant political developments in decades, and 2017 is set to feel the impact of these changes. But what new challenges are in store for our legal industry?...
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Still a Long Wait Before Our Courts Go 'Virtual'

Virtual reality (VR) graphics have made significant leaps in recent years. However, VR's rapid rise in popularity has raised some key considerations for legal professionals...
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The Bar Council to Partner with Legalex 2017

Legalex 2017 are delighted to welcome The Bar Council as official partner to Europe's standout exhibition for the legal market's latest groundbreaking innovations...
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