Archive for 2016

Law Firms Cannot Afford to Ignore the Threat of Cyber Crime

Law firms and their clients continue to make national headlines for all the wrong reasons, as both sides are now a prime target for cyber criminals. The increased frequency of attacks like these is truly alarming, not only for clients, but also for the solicitors who can take a huge hit to their reputation in seconds. One solicitor in Guildford, for example, was conned into sending a criminal more than £700,000 of h...

27 Sep 9:02 AM 0 Read More...

5 Things Employers Should Do Following a Work Accident

Workplaces in the UK are amongst the safest in the world. Figures published by the HSE in 2016 reveal that the UK had the lowest fatality rate per 100,000 employees of all EU member states bar the Netherlands. Health and Safety regulations, many of which have been inherited from the EU, have contributed to a general downward trend in the numbers of workplace accidents over the last 20 years. Ensuring compliance...

23 Sep 9:36 AM 0 Read More...

Ministry of Defence Facing Judicial Review Over Support it Provides to UK Troops

The Ministry of Defence is facing a Judicial Review over the framework of support it provides to service personnel facing judicial process. Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has been instructed by clients currently subject to judicial process and investigations to consider bringing the Judicial Review. Ms Meredith recently provided evidence at the Defence Sub Committee’s inquiry into the su...

22 Sep 8:35 AM 0 Read More...

Concerns Growing Among Top 100 Law Firms That Slowdown in M&A Will Damage Profitability

Law firms are increasingly concerned that the current slowdown in M&A activity will damage their profitability, reveals new research by Thomson Reuters Legal business, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. According to the ninth annual research survey by Thomson Reuters Legal business, nearly a quarter (24%) of the Finance Directors (FDs) of the UK’s Top 10...

20 Sep 3:33 PM 0 Read More...

80% of Young People Think Law Offers Poor Work/Life Balance

New research has revealed just how few young people believe a career in law will offer them a good work/life balance, sparking fears about recruiting the next generation of lawyers. Only 18% of those between 18-24 years think the sector would provide a positive work/life balance. Similarly, only 20% of 25-34 year olds believe a legal career would satisfy this requirement, the study by ComRes has found. This dra...

16 Sep 1:03 PM 0 Read More...