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Mergers & Acquisitions – Latest Trends (Legal Market)

Over the past few months, the legal industry has seen a wave of mergers and acquisitions. Large firms have been consolidating their market share and increasing business through these M&As, but why is this trend happening? There are multiple factors that play into M&A mania, and it does not look to slow down in the […]

Preparing for Interviews at Law Firms

So, you’ve sent in your CV and been put forward as a candidate at your dream firm. The role fits your PQE, speciality, and the firm wants to bring you in for an interview. You’re quite nervous, as this interview determines your future. You may be a person who loves interviewing and has a wealth […]

Hiring Trends: The Current State of the Legal Jobs Market

As we begin to depart from lockdowns, mandates, and working from home the job market is exploding with potential. A variety of factors influenced the global economy in the past few years, and it is safe to say the rebound is on the horizon. According to Totaljobs, the final quarter of 2021 showed a 38% […]

Lean Methodology for Law Firms: Lessons from the Tech Industry

What I Have Found Building a fast-growing company in legal services is not easy and I have learned multiple lessons throughout the journey. Sometimes, I find myself reaching into external disciplines in fields like management, recruitment, accounting and marketing. In this article, I am sharing valuable lessons I have learned about the lean management methodology. […]

Why use a legal recruitment agency?

Why use a legal recruitment agency? Moving job roles or companies can be a life-changing if not a career-changing decision that must not be taken lightly. Legal recruitment firms can make this moving process easier not just for the employer but also for the potential employee. So from the perspective of a potential employee, why […]

Practice Areas – Where are you most likely to be hired?

2020 was an unprecedented year for the UK and the effects of the pandemic and Brexit on the legal sector still remain unclear. Following the first UK lockdown in March, many firms froze hiring, furloughed staff and cut salaries sparking concern for those working or wanting to work in the legal sector. In Summer 2020, […]

Regulatory Update: UK Plans to Diverge from MiFID Rules to Boost Trading

The U.K. government has disclosed plans to diverge from the European Union’s MiFID II regulations for capital markets to uplift London’s competitiveness and improve the functioning of the City and it’s financial operations after Britain left the bloc’s regulatory framework in January. HM Treasury issued a detailed consultation on the 1st of July, with proposals […]

LPC vs SQE v CILEx – Which is right for you?

Are you interested in the legal sector but not really sure where to start? Many graduates find themselves overwhelmed with options after university. Here is a summative breakdown of a few options available: The LPC (Legal Practice Course) is the most well-known and traditional route into qualification as a practicing solicitor. Qualification through this route […]

Getting More Out of LinkedIn

What I Have Found Building a fast-growing company in legal services is not easy and one of the tools that I often turn to is Linkedin. I have found that too many users use the platform for B2B marketing or recruitment by taking the cold approach and targeting potential customer decision makers without any kind […]

Vaccination Passports – Infraction of liberty or Gateway to Business as Usual

Vaccine passports are actively being debated around the world including in the UK and EU. Parliament is expected to debate the matter on 15 March, as over 200,000 UK citizens have signed a petition against vaccine passports calling them an infraction of equal liberties. The debate and future could bring a few variables for doing […]

Ridesharing Workers Rights

The UK has created a precedent significant enough to have a noteworthy effect domestically and abroad. New economies are raising employment law questions everywhere in the world and have been for a few years now and the standoff has finally broken. Uber drivers are now classified as ‘workers’ in the UK which is simply phenomenal […]

It’s Time to get Tough on China: Modern Slavery

China is a global superpower that has struck controversy on the global playing field. Many countries in “The West” have been working hard to determine how they should structure foreign policy to fight the modern slavery of the Ulyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China. The UK has been working along with global organizations to find ways […]

Data Protection Post-Brexit

In many ways, Brexit has become the equivalent of “Can I copy your homework mate?” “Sure mate, just change it a little so no one knows” in the sense of regulation and compliance. Parliament has introduced legislation, the EU (withdrawal) Act along with the EU exit regulations, to essentially keep most of them close to […]

Update on 6AMLD

Harmonization efforts in the EU are not too often seen but money laundering in the EU alone amounts to roughly €200 Billion and 6AMLD aims to further combat it. Post-Brexit UK has elected not to implement these measures as the administration has deemed the measures already in place as being greater than what 6AMLD seeks […]

Asset Tracing: Obtaining Financial Justice

“Till death do us part.” Ah yes, the classic line included in millions of wedding vows all over the world. Unfortunately, considering that the divorce rate in England and Wales is approximately 42%, marriages often end well before one of the parties expires. Since most wedding vows neglect to include a clause requiring full disclosure […]

UK vs. US Legal Education: An Ocean of Difference

Like Darwin’s finches which underwent divergent evolution after flying to different islands, legal education in the UK and the US have also branched off into distinct paths ever since that minor squabble in the late 18th century. Now, there is an ocean of difference between studying law in the UK and doing so in the […]

Class Action Lawsuits in the EU: A Balancing Act

“Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.” – Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War Although most government bodies would not use Marvel’s Thanos as an inspiration, the EU appears to be taking into account some of the villain’s core philosophy in its approach towards class action lawsuits. In the wake of several large corporate scandals, the European […]

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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