By nature, legal firms can be high-pressure environments. Employees are under the constant beck and call of clients and the workday can easily become stressful. So, as a legal partner, how do you lead your team in a way that inspires them to remain positive and productive? How do you get them to join you on the journey of creating a remarkable law firm that is held in high regard by both clients and the employees themselves?
Phishing is the most significant cyber threat to the UK Legal Sector.
How do we know?
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) worked together with the Law Society, SRA, National Crime Agency and ActionFraud to determine the most significant cyber threat to the UK Legal Sector. The review of the data overwhelmingly evidenced that phishing was the most significant problem.
Whether it’s transcription and typing or marketing and managed IT services, outsourcing support offers most law firms productivity and profitability gains over in-house alternatives.
Whilst some firms will engage specialist consultants to help them select a managed IT service provider (MSP), the choice can be made simpler if the provider not only addresses the firm’s current IT concerns, but understands the likely trends and challenges, whilst proving to be a good, responsible partner at the same time.
An inherent resistance
For any business operating today, change is inevitable. The legal sector is no exception and firms must embrace change to maintain growth, success and their competitive edge. While it is natural to be hesitant about change, law firms are seen as significantly more risk-averse than other business types, with many practitioners traditionally perceiving it as a risk rather than an opportunity. This is echoed by the top 10 law firms, who identified new technology as the biggest challenge that the legal sector will face over the next two years.
How confident are you that your business is fully GDPR compliant?
GDPR can be complex, time-consuming and difficult to understand. Since the GDPR came into effect last year, countless surveys suggest that businesses are still confused by the regulation and struggling with the complexities. Heavy fines and damage to reputation are on the cards if companies ignore the new rulings.
Following a competitive tender, law firm Taylor Walton has appointed IT managed service provider Quiss Technology, to support the firm’s ongoing digital transformation project.
Taylor Walton provides a range of legal services for both businesses and individuals in public and private sectors, with more than 150 committed professionals spread across the firm’s three offices in St Albans, Luton and Harpenden.
Get ready for the new approach to sending all your notes from paper straight into your PMS, chosen folders or client case files.
Accesspoint Legal Services is excited to announce the launch of Flashpoint, a new innovative software gateway for new generation notepads that allow you to take notes all day long over and over again. The flashpoint software pairs with the new generation pads that contain a sleek, paper like material that feels just like the real thing but they take the power of a notepad further.
Start-up law firm Integral Law is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution from Eclipse, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider.
Established in 2019 as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS), London-based practice Integral Law specialises in Conveyancing services, and has chosen to utilise Proclaim to offer a high-quality, efficient service to clients throughout the UK.
One of the early adopters of Quill’s outsourced typing service, Quill Type, is Bridge Employment Law. Type allows Bridge Employment Law to free up valuable weekend time, turn around documents quicker, reduce administration costs and rely on accurate document production.
Following recent announcements of high profile insurers existing from the solicitor’s professional indemnity insurance market, many firms may be struggling to get cover or may not have received renewal terms at all.
What should you do next?
For any firm potentially impacted by increased premiums, no renewal terms received or struggling to get cover now is not the time to delay, this is what you should do;