The Accidental Manager

The Accidental Manager

This sounds like a title of a book on management. It’s not, but could be! The article below comes from my observations in practice and since, working as a management consultant working with over 400 law firms. You start your career as a newly qualified solicitor or other professional. You’re keen and work hard. You […]

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Proclaim by Access Legal - Assistance

Do you use the Proclaim case management system?Are you planning to do some developments this year?Do you need resource to help? We can assist. We helped a number of firms last year from small 1 day jobs to a 20 day project, where we acted as additional resource to the permanent in-house developer. Contact Us […]

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Can I get GDPR Compliance Support without having to appoint a DPO?

Barely a month goes by without the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) in the UK issuing fines to UK businesses for beach of GDPR. Just this autumn fines have been issued ranging from £20,000 to £200,000. The businesses range from ones you may not have heard of to household names like Saga Insurance, Papa Johns & […]

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AML: A report from the SRA with lots us useful stuff

At the end of November 2021 the SRA produced a useful report with a summary of what it expects from the firm it regulates and conclusions from the firms it had reviewed that year. Here is a link to it. Below we have summarised the main points. If you have questions about AML please contact […]

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Preparing for an SRA Inspection

When a law firm is facing an SRA inspection, the first thing to establish is what the SRA wants to inspect, which is likely to relate to what caused the inspection. This will be the area on which the SRA will focus. Then the firm needs to consider the context, such as its practice areas, […]

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Let me tell you a story. Some while ago, in a province in India, there was a problem with too many cobra snakes. Too many people were being bitten. So, the local officials decided to offer a price on the head of every cobra brought in dead to them. The policy seemed to be very […]

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Where can I book a Covid Test Kit?

Here is the URL for the UK:

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SQE: Validating your Degree (or equivalent)

You need a degree or equivalent to sit the SQE exams. It can be obtained outside the UK. Either way it has to be checked by the SRA’s 3rd party validating service (they use Atlantic Data). You will need to give Atlantic Data this information: university/institute course classification (result) qualification enrolment and graduation years Atlantic […]

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How the SQE & QWE might impact the Economy of Solicitors Firms

There’s a quiet revolution happening which I think has the potential to bring about quite some change in how many solicitors firms operate and affect their economic model. Many firms seek to drive down the cost of production and drive up profit by employing paralegals to do less complex and lower value work. I know. […]

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IR35 Compliance - a useful resource

If you have or are a consultant solicitor the IR35 will be high on your agenda. We are not experts on this but have come across this resource for expert advice to ensure that you are compliant. Expert advice and insurance against HMRC investigations. This has been recommended to us, so we thought we'd share […]

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