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Here are all the posts from August 2017.

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Government publishes five Brexit papers including the civil justice co-operation paper

31 August 2017

Last week the UK Government published five papers detailing its position on Brexit. These papers include provisions which may have an impact on the legal profession or the justice system. 

Fine or cloudy weather ahead? Cloud computing for law firms

30 August 2017

Cloud computing is increasingly ubiquitous, even in law firms, despite the view that the legal profession has a reputation for being slow to adapt. It is particularly popular among small firms and sole practitioners.

Take a holiday, avoid sunburn and burnout: tips from a trainee solicitor

22 August 2017

Yes - I am also guilty of waking up in the middle of the night and refreshing my work emails - the shame!

How does a sole practitioner ever take a holiday?

15 August 2017

I ended up in the attic of the gite standing on a sofa, on top of cushions, with my head out of the Velux window trying to get the best signal….

Personal branding for lawyers: Beyond the business card

08 August 2017

You already have a personal brand – you just may not know it yet. It is already influencing your relationships with colleagues and contacts, affecting which clients you win and retain, whether you get that next promotion or new job. Can you afford to ignore it?

HMCTS proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raises more concerns than solutions

04 August 2017

Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.

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