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22.12.23 Strictly Legal

All I want for Christmas is hu-man

As King Charles draws a lungful of bracing Sandringham air before wishing us all a Merry Christmas, many in the legal profession will be reflecting on 2023 as a year of mixed blessings.
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08.12.23 Strictly Legal

BSB Entities - Barristers pursuing public sector legal work under the Procurement Act 2023

Those following the Procurement Bill will no doubt recall its reading in Parliament following two years of extensive consultation and policy development post-Brexit. The Bill, reforming the pre-existing Procurement Rules received royal assent in October 2023, and has passed into law as the Procurement Act 2023.
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04.12.23 Strictly Legal

Generative AI - The need for clear thinking

The legal industry has traditionally struggled to keep up with technology. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) evolving quicker than any other technology, we need to be mindful of its limitations and walk before we run with these new innovations.
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27.10.23 Strictly Legal

Litigation funding - the basics

Litigation funding is a financial arrangement where a third-party funder provides capital to cover the costs of litigation in exchange for a share of the damages recovered.
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23.01.23 Strictly Legal

Is your law firm's claims management activity compliant?

The outsourcing of marketing activity has become a common feature of many law firms that handle claims-related work - a tacit acceptance perhaps that attracting clients requires specialist skills which some lawyers simply do not have.
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08.11.22 Strictly Legal

O'Connors' Law Firm Leaders Survey - the results are in!

More than three quarters of the law firm leaders responding to the O’Connors’ Law Firm Leaders Survey said their most pressing business concern was recruiting staff, with over a third saying they were having difficulties retaining staff. Notwithstanding these challenges, more than half said they are planning to increase their headcount and only a tenth planning to reduce it.
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15.08.22 Strictly Legal

How much is that law firm in the window?

Shortly before The Queen’s Coronation in 1953, Liverpool-born singer Lita Roza topped the hit parade with the much-loved pop classic ‘How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?’ The track was nudged out of the Coronation Order of Service by Zadok the Priest, but rumour has it the Archbishop of Canterbury was humming it throughout rehearsals.
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13.04.22 Strictly Legal

Getting your Chambers fit for the future

‘Building Back Better’ has become the world’s slogan - from budget decisions to carbon emissions. The concept is, of course, far from new. It has been used in disaster recovery parlance for decades and derives from evidence that the collective shock of a major catastrophe somehow seeds a desire in those affected not just to return to normal but to pursue a better normal.
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18.05.21 Strictly Legal

Building law firms back better post pandemic

The prospect of soon being able to embrace family and friends reminds me of the teenager who bought a book on eBay entitled ‘How to Hug’ and was galled to discover it was Volume 6 of Encyclopedia Britannica. That poor teenager could easily have been me. I once ordered The Wallis Family Global Directory via an advert in my dad’s Reader’s Digest magazine to find even my own family wasn’t in it.
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09.10.20 Strictly Legal

Success planning trumps succession planning

A friend of mine used to tell her young children that Mr Whippy vans only play jingles when they’ve run out of ice-cream.
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