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  • Blockchain: How pizza can change the world

    Becky Baker On Saturday 22 May 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida, Laszlo Hanyecz made a revolutionary transaction: he bought two Domino's pizzas for the equivalent of $41. This was the first ever purchase made using the digital currency Bitcoin.

    Mind your health: Mental wellbeing is now on the agenda in many law firms

    Eduardo Reyes Around 18 years ago, I interviewed a partner at one of the City’s elite firms. He was exceptionally nice, patient and helpful. His chargeable rate was likely £500 to £600 an hour at the time, but he spent at least half an hour trying to photocopy a report he thought I should have. I liked him.

    Are you the 65% or the 35%? 65% of law firms have been a victim of a cyber incident

    Graham Murphy In my last blog, I wrote about a train journey and the complacency shown by two commercial property solicitors chatting about their client in full earshot of everyone who might want to listen. The response was great, but the concerning message was that, as a sector, we are far too complacent about cybercrime.

    Heard the one about the law firm that saved itself 8% on fuel bills without spending a penny?

    Amanda Carpenter No it's not a joke nor an ad for a new gas tariff. This is the typical kind of cost reduction a law firm member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance can achieve using the free resources and advice from this dedicated legal network.

    Bi Visibility Day - a trainee's experience of being out in a City firm

    Jonathan Andrews As well as being a trainee at Reed Smith, I’m also a bisexual man. This Bisexual Visibility Day I want to reflect on my journey into the profession - and how the legal sector’s understanding of bisexuality and LGBT issues has changed during this time.

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