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...

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...

The Role of Digital Forensics in Criminal Investigations

Evidence from the Hillsborough disaster was originally only in the form of tatty notebooks and water impaired folders, until a series of floppy disks came to light and critical documents were found. Further to this, film and photographic evidence has also been recovered aiding the resolution of the case. Evidence is crucial in all cases, but sourcing and physically recovering is not as simple as it sounds. The cha...

16 Sep 10:44 AM 0 Read More...