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How can we – as lawyers – stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? Blog 5

This is the fifth blog in this series of posts where we’re discussing how lawyers and law firms are struggling to cope with the lockdown and what we can suggest to help them. Many aren’t set up for homeworking, social distancing or self-isolation. And it’s all happened so quickly there has been very little time to prepare. Yet this is when your clients’ minds are really focused on what’s important to them, and they’ll be looking to you for advice […]

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Teleconferencing with clients

How can we – as lawyers – stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? Blog 4

This is the fourth blog in this series of posts where we’re discussing how lawyers and law firms are struggling to cope with the lockdown and what we can suggest to help them. Many aren’t set up for homeworking, social distancing or self-isolation. And it’s all happened so quickly there has been very little time to prepare. Yet this is when your clients’ minds are really focused on what’s important to them, and they’ll be looking to you for advice […]

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Adapting for home working

How can we – as lawyers – stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? Blog 3

This is the third blog in this series of posts where we’re discussing how lawyers and law firms are struggling to cope with the lockdown and what we can suggest to help them. Many aren’t set up for homeworking, social distancing or self-isolation. And it’s all happened so quickly there has been very little time to prepare. Yet this is when your clients’ minds are really focused on what’s important to them, and they’ll be looking to you for advice […]

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Scanning and saving documents

How can we – as lawyers – stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? Blog 2

I’m sure a lot of lawyers and law firms are struggling to cope with the lockdown. Many aren’t set up for homeworking, social distancing or self-isolation. And it’s all happened so quickly there has been very little time to prepare. Yet this is when your clients’ minds are really focused on what’s important to them, and they’ll be looking to you for advice and to set contingencies in place.

This is number two in this blog series, where I’ll try to […]

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Coronavirus home working

How can we – as lawyers – stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond? Blog 1

I’m sure a lot of lawyers and law firms are struggling to cope with the lockdown. Many aren’t set up for homeworking, social distancing or self-isolation. And it’s all happened so quickly there has been very little time to prepare. Yet this is when your clients’ minds are really focused on what’s important to them, and they’ll be looking to you for advice and to set contingencies in place.

In this blog series, I’ll try to set out some suggestions – […]

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Online Wills Debate

Online Wills…

I enjoyed an interesting evening at the Wills & Probate Summit from Today’s Wills & Probate at the end of February. The format was unusual in that dinner and drinks came before the serious debate, which made for a lively exchange of views!

The hottest topic was online Wills and the room was divided between technologists advocating the expectation today that Wills should be made online and lawyers who worried that a pure online process cannot cover all of the […]

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Legal Access Challenge

The elevator pitch vs the four minute pitch

By Martin Langan:

You’ve heard of the elevator pitch, explaining your business, product or service in the minute or so it takes your lift to take you up a few floors, well how about the four minute pitch?

Does that sound easier than the elevator pitch? Well, having tried it last Friday evening I’m not so sure. All presenters at Legal Access Challenge at Hogan Lovells in London that evening […]

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Future of conveyancing

Challenges and opportunities for the future of Conveyancing

By Martin Langan

I attended an interesting morning in Leeds last Wednesday (5th February 2020) with lawyers and technologists discussing challenges and opportunities for the future of Conveyancing, sponsored by Modern Law Magazine.

There was rightly much talk about efficiency and client service. My own take on this is that client experience is becoming the big differentiator. Our clients expect us to be speedy and they expect to be kept informed, but does their experience match up with that encountered […]

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Innovation Martlesham

Legal Workflow joins Innovation Martlesham…

3rd February 2020, Chichester: Legal Workflow is delighted to announce membership of Innovation Martlesham, an established cluster of high-tech ICT companies located at Adastral Park, Suffolk, home of BT’s national operation centre, test facilities and global Research and Development Unit.

Besides being home to a diverse range of large, medium and small companies, Innovation Martlesham is a ‘collaborative ecosystem’ for technology companies. It provides physical office accommodation and a Business club to support the demand from businesses and hosts networking […]

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Solicitors Regulation Authority

Solicitors Regulation Authority – recent round table discussion. An overview by Martin Langan…

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulate solicitors and law firms across England and Wales.

This group discussion on 16 January 2020 was to consider the SRA priorities over the next few years, alongside their corporate strategy. Along with a sharp focus on high professional standards, they are looking at doing more to work with others to address complex, cross-sector problems of consumer protection.

Building on the work of the Legal Access Challenge, SRA are particularly interested in the development of legal […]

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