Rekoop rebrand: pretty in pink

News Article - 21/01/2014 : legal it, Legal News, legal technology, Phil Wedgwood, rekoop, time capture, time recording, Finance, Technology

Time capture specialist Rekoop has announced the completion of a comprehensive rebrand. A fresh identity, strapline, website and app suite have been unveiled this week, together with a competition to celebrate the new look.

Visitors to...

Dentons Europe go-live on MiniSoft’s ARCS2G!

News Article - 21/01/2014 : Andrew Foster, ARCS2G, collections management software, dentons, Dentons Europe, Dentons law firm, Elite, law firm, law firms, legal it, Legal News, legal software, legal technology, minisoft, MiniSoft UK, Nick Cronjaeger, UK firms, Technology, Practice Management

MiniSoft UK are delighted to announce that Dentons Europe are now live on ARCS2G! 

Andrew Foster, finance systems manager says – 

“Like many other major UK firms, Dentons Europe had been using...

SRA reveals some of 136 firms without PII insurance have “failed to close”

News Article - 20/01/2014 : 136 firms failed to renew, closedown, law firm, law firms, legal, Legal News, pii, professional indemnity insurance, risk and compliance, SRA, The Solicitors Regulation Authority, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published a list of 136 firms that failed to renew their professional indemnity insurance since October, but said a small number have failed to close properly.

The authority broke with its...

Management skills boost needed to ‘future-proof’ UK PLC

News Article - 20/01/2014 : Ann Francke, chartered management institute, CMI, CMI Survey, high performance, hr, human resources, law firm, law firms, Legal News, management, Management skills, people management, Research, survey, training, UK economy, UK managers, UK PLC, Human Resources, Technology

CMI finds changing workplace will highlight poor managers.

Many managers lack the expertise needed to steer their organisations to future success, according to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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New study reveals lack of BYOD strategy could be an IT nightmare waiting to happen

Resource - 17/01/2014 : 3D printing, Altodigital, altodigital apprentice, Altodigital news, apprentice scheme, award, BYOD, cost analysis, cost savings, data protection, data security, Digital document management, document management solutions, document management systems, document security, Document security solutions, document solutions, document workflow, effective organisation, fleet, General print, greener enterprise, greener printing, greener working, handling Print, law firm, law firms, legal, Legal News, legal technology, managed document services, managed print services, maximise productivit, mobile print technologies, News, optimise, optimising print, print, print infrastructure, print management software, print security, print services, printing, reduce power consumption, reducing admin hours, reducing print, reducing print costs, revolutionise organisational infrastructure, save money, save time, streamline, sustainable printing, workflow, y mds, Technology, Practice Management

  • 63% of UK businesses admit to not having a BYOD and mobile print strategy
  • 0% have experienced network security issues as a result
  • Rise in mobile print – but staff still using...

Clifford Chance focuses on process as it trains all lawyers in ‘Continuous Improvement’ principles

News Article - 17/01/2014 : CI, clifford chance, Continuous Improvement, Continuous Improvement principles, law firms, Lean Six Sigma principles, legal futures, Legal News, legal services, Oliver Campbell, process ownership, Process-driven, project management, UK law, white paper, Practice Management

Global giant Clifford Chance is rolling out firm-wide training in Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies as it embraces the concept of law as a process.

It has already reported increased...

Cypriot construction consultancy becomes ABS for its international kudos

News Article - 17/01/2014 : ABS, ABS licence, Alexandros Exarchou, alternative business structure, Athens, clyde & co, Construction law, Cypriot construction, Cyprus, English qualified, Exarchou & Rosenberg International, General, Law, law firms, Legal construction projects, legal futures, Legal News, London, Middle-east, Muscat, Nexus Global, Nicosia, Oman, PI Industry, Shadbolt & Co, solicitors regulation authority, South-East Asia, SRA, Systech International, Risk & Compliance

An international construction law consultancy has become an alternative business structure (ABS) in order to take advantage of the esteem in which English firms are held elsewhere in the world, in one of the more...

Leading London law firm, Farrer & Co selects NetDocuments for electronic file system

News Article - 16/01/2014 : analytical reporting, built-in security, CLient files, cloud-computing, DMS, document management system, Electronic file system, email management system, farrer & co, law firm, law firms, Leading London law firm, Legal News, legal practice, Microsoft office integration, Neil Davidson, netdocuments, remote-working, risk and compliance, UK law firm, Web-based solutions, Technology, Practice Management

NetDocuments, a leading EU-based document and email management service provider, announced today that Farrer & Co...

Diversity deadline looms for thousands of firms

News Article - 16/01/2014 : diversity, Diversity data, diversity monitoring, law firms, Legal News, legal services board, legal workforce, LSB, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, The Law Society, UK law firms, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

More than 6,000 law firms have yet to submit their workforce diversity data to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulator warned yesterday.

They now have less than three weeks until the...

SME managing partners to get mentoring and coaching

News Article - 16/01/2014 : Business development agency, business structure, Change in law, Clintons Crimson, coaching, Creative Sheffield, Douglas McPherson, Financial support, HR support, John Seigal, law firm, law firms, law rim management mentoring programme, legal, Legal News, Management support, mentoring, Size 10½ Boots, SME Law firm, SME law firms, SME managing partners, the International Bar Association, The Law Society, Human Resources, Practice Management

'Change in Law' group sessions start on Friday.

An innovative new skills development programme for managing partners of SME law firms will have its first group session at the...

Employers missing female potential as women ‘underused’

News Article - 16/01/2014 : gender equality, gender pay gap, glass ceiling, hr, human resources, IOE research seminar, Legal News, Longitudinal studies, Longitudinal study, Paula Principle, people management, Schuller, the Institute of Education, Tom, UK economy, University of London, Human Resources

More men must work part-time to end ‘Paula Principle’, says academic.

Many women are working below their true level of competence with damaging consequences for UK...

A New Year’s revolution from document direct

News Article - 13/01/2014 : client services, digital transcription, document direct, law firms, Legal News, legal sector, Legal Services Act, Martyn Best, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, typing and document production services, Human Resources, Practice Management

Martyn Best is CEO of the fast growing north-west and London based digital transcription business Document Direct...

Report urges firms to swap ‘growth for growth’s sake’ with new ways of delivering legal services

News Article - 13/01/2014 : business development, Georgetown Law Centre, law firms, legal futures, Legal growth, Legal News, Peer monitor, report, Research, solicitors, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Law firms need to re-examine their traditional business models and embrace change in how legal services are delivered if they are to survive, new research has argued.

The report from Georgetown...

The legal aid battle at Chancery Lane

News Article - 08/01/2014 : Anonymous ballot, Chancery Lane, Des Hudson, Electoral Reform Society, James Parry, law firms, lawyers, Legal News, Nick Fluck, Parry Welch Lacey Solicitors, Special general meeting, The Law Society, The Lawyer, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

Law Society bosses feel the heat as profession demands more action against cuts

Solicitors normally treat their professional body with utter ambivalence. So when some 500 of them...