Big corporations can look after themselves, says SRA as it unveils fresh approach to regulation

News Article - 08/05/2014 : Legal Services Act, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

Consumers of legal services do not all need the same level of protection and some of them, such as big corporations, might not need “any protection at all”, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said in a policy statement on...

Briefing magazine Industry Analysis: Use email to manage risk in law firms

Resource - 07/05/2014 : Briefing Magazine on risk 2014, email, fraud, Industry analysis, intelligent messaging, Law Firm risk and compliance, legal support network, LSN, LSN Briefing Magazine, Nikec Solutions, risk and compliance, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Nila Hirani at Nikec Solutions on how email can help you manage the risks around leavers, from retaining contacts to reducing the risks of fraud and non-...

Briefing magazine Industry Interview: The risk of email in your firm

Resource - 07/05/2014 : Briefing Magazine on risk 2014, cyber risk, document management, email in law firms, Industry analysis, IT risk, Law Firm risk and compliance, legal support network, legal technology, LSN, LSN Briefing Magazine, mergers, mimecast, risk and compliance, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Briefing talks to Eliza Hedegaard of Mimecast about addressing the ‘dark document management system’ in most law firms – and how to handle email when mergers happen.

Regardless of the talk about collaborative working and...

Briefing magazine Industry Interview: From risk to revenue

Resource - 07/05/2014 : Briefing Magazine on risk 2014, Industry analysis, IntApp, Law Firm risk and compliance, legal support network, LSN, LSN Briefing Magazine, Patrick Archbold, risk and compliance, Technology, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Briefing speaks to Patrick Archbold of Intapp about creating a shift to a more commercial focus for risk management in legal, and making compliance an integral...

Briefing magazine Industry Interview: Turning risk into profit

Resource - 07/05/2014 : aderant, Briefing Magazine on risk 2014, Industry analysis, Jacqui De Gernier, Law Firm risk and compliance, legal support network, LSN, LSN Briefing Magazine, risk and compliance, risk management, UK law firms, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Risk management in legal shouldn’t just be about compliance, it’s also about commercial risk. And to handle commercial risk and compliance, you need information. But today’s legal risk management isn’t just about...

Group claims, court budgeting and calculating settlements

News Article - 28/04/2014 : case management software, Debt recovery software, Finance, group claim litigation, Legal case management software, legal it, legal practice management software, legal technology, Linetime legal software, practice management software, risk and compliance, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

For firms specialising in the area of group claim litigation it can prove difficult finding software to support their particular needs. Liberate from Linetime has been designed specifically for use by group claims specialists. Linetime have now...

Top 100 Directors research: risk report in 2014 released

Resource - 25/04/2014 : legal support network, legal support network research, LSN, LSN research, Prosperoware, Research, risk and compliance, risk and compliance directors risk directors, study, top 100 risk directors, Risk & Compliance

Managing risk in legal business is a big deal. Regulation and compliance duties are increasing and ever more burdensome. More telling, perhaps, is the increasing need to manage and run with commercial risk. Firms now have to take a significantly...

CFOs and financial directors in UK law firms: time to ease the pressure

Resource - 15/04/2014 : business management software, finance management in law firms, finance software, legal it, Legal News, legal technology, lexisnexis, lexisnexis enterprise solutions, risk, risk and compliance, risk limitation in law firms, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, UK law firms, Human Resources, Technology

Adoption of industry-wide financial management best practice key to risk limitation in law firms 

The last few years have been tumultuous for the legal sector. Many law firms are in financial difficulty and to add to...

Regulators pledge data for comparison sites, as panel goes undercover to investigate web advice

News Article - 10/04/2014 : legal comparison sites, Legal comparison websites, legal futures, Legal News, legal services board, Legal Services Consumer Panel, Research, risk, risk and compliance, Risk & Compliance, Technology

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has conducted a ‘mystery shopping’ exercise to discover how consumers experience using online legal self-help tools during a divorce.

The undercover activity is part of the panel’s...

Impact of recession continues to dominate FDs’ views of the future for big firms

News Article - 28/02/2014 : finance directors, fixed fees, law firm finance directors, profit risks, risk and compliance, survey, The Thomson Reuters annual survey of finance directors, UK law firms, Finance, Risk & Compliance

A survey of top 100 law firm finance directors has shown the consequences of the recent economic downturn continue to dominate predictions for the future, with regulatory and compliance work forecast to grow fastest and public sector work...

Webinar: prevention is protection - combating vendor conveyancer fraud

Event - 27/02/2014 : Conveyancer fraud, fraud, Intelliworks Conveyancing, Intelliworks workflow solutions, Lawyer Checker, OchreSoft, OchreSoft Technologies, risk and compliance, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Webinars

The Lawyer Checker service with Intelliworks Conveyancing

An introduction to Lawyer Checker presented by Jenny Owen and Natalie Morse.

Jenny presents an up to date synopsis of conveyancing fraud and how the service...

Ochresoft joins forces with Lawyer Checker in the war against conveyancer fraud.

News Article - 27/02/2014 : Conveyancer fraud, fraud, Intelliworks Conveyancing, Intelliworks workflow solutions, Lawyer Checker, OchreSoft, OchreSoft Technologies, risk and compliance, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Prevention is protection

OchreSoft Technologies has engaged the services of Lawyer Checker in order to provide the...

Video: Konica Minolta

Video - 24/02/2014 : corporate video, document management solutions, document services, Konica Minolta, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, managed print services, Production print technologies, risk and compliance, Streamlining business processes, video, Knowledge Management

Video length: 3 mins

Find out more about Konica Minolta in this short video about the business.

From bad debts to bad mergers – SRA study pinpoints key features of firms in financial difficulty

News Article - 14/02/2014 : risk and compliance, Solicitors Regulations Authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

A failure to pay debts – and the increasing willingness of creditors to pursue solicitors for their money – is the most common feature of law firms in financial difficulty, Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) research has found....

Huron Legal: Ten law department management trends for 2014

Resource - 06/02/2014 : Cyber security, General, Huron Legal, Law departments, Law firm department management, Law firm development, Legal insights, Legal News, Legal outsourcing, Legal project management, risk and compliance, Knowledge Management

Law departments are increasingly focused on balancing the sometimes competing challenges of managing the organisation's risk and managing their operations to improve efficiency and control costs. We asked several of Huron Legal's managing...