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3 Ways Lawsuits Can Help Save the Environment

Politicians treat climate change like people treat exercise – they say that they’ll pay more attention to it because it will affect their lives dearly later on, yet nothing ever happens. With that in mind, there have been some interesting legal arguments climate activists such as Plan B and Greenpeace have used to push governments […]

Tracking Data Privacy Laws

A few weeks back, I stepped foot in a Sephora store with a friend for about 30 minutes and despite having zero interest in makeup. I have been bombarded by Sephora ads ever since. Every day, corporations track our data, whether it’s our internet search history, the apps that we use, or (as in my […]

Platitudes vs. Progress: 3 Ways to Increase Diversity in the UK Legal Industry

As we all know, politicians and bureaucrats love words – they’re cheap, they sound nice, and most importantly, they don’t actually have to do anything. In the UK legal industry however, we’re a more practical bunch and we understand the importance of delivering tangible solutions to identifiable problems. Right now, the legal industry faces the […]

What the 2020 US Election Means for the UK Legal Industry

As much as the Americans would like to think that they’re independent from the rest of the world (and the UK, specifically), the fact of the matter is that we live in an extremely globalised world. Important events in countries an ocean away can have a large impact on life at home, especially when the […]

Unmasking the Cryptocurrency Industry

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde For too long, the anonymity of cryptocurrency has allowed dubious individuals to conduct questionable transactions behind a virtual mask. Whether it’s money laundering or terrorism financing, the cryptocurrency industry’s lack […]

Interpreting the Translation Industry

Would you trust a doctor without a licence to perform your brain surgery? How about an uncertified welder to repair your local bridge that you drive over every day to work? Of course not! In the UK translation industry, however, this is indeed the case – there is no required certification or mandatory process necessary […]

Can Virtual Sentencing Reduce Court Backlog?

The legal industry has always been a bit on the old-fashioned side. But now, it seems that Covid-19 will bring it into the 21st century kicking and screaming. Due to the lockdown and social distancing requirements, there are now 480,000 cases waiting to be heard in magistrates’ courts and 41,000 in crown courts. While the […]

Spotlight on dealcloser

As a company, we are always on the look-out to help and promote the best legal innovations that we come across. Towards the beginning of our journey, we partnered with dealcloser; a Canadian-based technology company, who have created a cutting-edge transaction management platform specifically for M&A lawyers.   This week we wanted to introduce you to […]

WFH Trends – The World Moves Forward

Over the course of the last several months, our lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19. Globally, people are beginning to fall into line, donning their face-masks in public and using hand sanitiser overzealously on a daily basis. While these measures are likely to be in place for a period, the most lasting change […]

Cybercrime: Prevention is better than cure

With the luxury that technology provides today in making business easier and more efficient, the drawbacks of this new tool usually escape from headlines and conversations. For instance, Cybercrime has become the biggest nuance in crime in 2020. Here in the UK nearly half of crime exists in the form of fraud and Cybercrime (ONS […]

Interest Rates During COVID-19

Today, with the rumblings of ‘recession’ or ‘depression’ being thrown around globally, let us look at how different parts of the world are using interest rates to dismiss these reports. In the US, the Federal Reserve (The Fed) controls interest rates and controls the nation’s monetary policy. As the global pandemic has hit the US […]

Anticipation is the Ultimate Advantage

“Some people freeze to death in the middle of the winter. Other people ski and snowboard. It really comes down to what you are going to do”. – Tony Robbins. This morning I was listening to an audio clip from Tony Robbins, the world-renowned motivational speaker as part of our Friday motivation session. His advice […]

End of UK Lockdown? What Now?

As the UK draws towards the end of it’s pandemic nationwide lockdown, there are many questions around the next plausible steps that the British government should take to kick-start the economy and salvage what they can of 2020. It is now inevitable that the economy will spiral downwards. There are few plasters with enough strength […]

Online Networking – The New ‘Normal’

As a boutique consultancy. People are our business. So the sudden cessation of face-to-face physical meetings and networking events have had an impact on our new client pipeline. That being said, we live in a new age of fast broadband, and widely accessible technology. The networking community has inevitably looked to adapt to the prospect […]

Strength In Diversity

Gender Equality. Feminism. Pay Gap. These are just some terms associated with the ongoing concern that gender bias is still a problem, not only here in the UK, but around the world. Many people shy away from conversations involving this topic. Only some meet this issue head on. It is something we, not as men […]

Easter Wishes

COVID-19 plunged the UK into lockdown on 23rd March 2020. Putting a good amount of business that we have fought tooth-and-nail for over the last year, on indefinite hold. Leaving us scratching our heads. What now? The business networks that we have built deserve real credit. Many people reached out. From members of the IoD […]

Coronavirus – Economic Impact

By now, we’ve all heard of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. It has expanded much farther and more quickly than experts had initially predicted. The virus has been reported in more than 50 countries and has unfortunately taken the lives of over 3,000 people. While medical personnel attempt to contain the growing health concerns, […]

Be More Gazelle!

Picture this – You wake up late. Today is the day. You have a meeting that could drastically impact the rest of your career, nay, the rest of your life… and you wake up late!? You rush to get ready, fumbling around with shirt buttons and shoelaces. Unable to enjoy your typical breakfast routine, (even […]

Technology. Ever-disrupting. Taking away our jobs and giving us… Freedom?

All industries are innovating. Not least, arguably the most conservative profession of them all; Law. Since the development of high-speed internet, it is arguable that the books we are so used to seeing decorating the offices of law firms, have in fact, been reduced to just that; decoration. Upon studying my LPC in 2014 I […]

MLR5 – You have 3 weeks. Good luck.

On 20 December the FCA published their amendments to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, MLR5 with a 3 week deadline, well 2 weeks if you factor in the inevitable staff shortages over the Christmas period… in which firms must become compliant (10 January 2020). Fear not. The mighty teeth of the FCA won’t come crushing […]

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