New Civil Legal Aid Tender opens 18th March 2024

New Civil Legal Aid Tender opens 18th March 2024

The UK Government has announced the opening of a tender for Civil Legal Aid Contracts. Tenders must be submitted using the LAA’s eTendering system and must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 22 April 2024. Here is the link to make the submission: The contract will run for 12 months from 1 September 2024 […]

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Training Courses on LEAP by HCL

We are accredited LEAP Implementation Consultants. We have implemented LEAP into over 700 firms since starting to work with them in 2015. We also provide training to many firms outside of the implementation. Ingemar, who leads on this, is a solicitor, was an equity partner & department head. HCL assist with a lot of compliance. […]

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SRA started to do Reviews of law firms on how they provide Probate & Estate Admin services

One of our clients has received a letter of a review with 2 weeks notice. The link below is to a letter they received from the SRA giving them notice of the review & setting out what will happen, the agenda for the review and what they will be reviewing. It includes all relevant policy […]

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SQE Test Centre - How to Find the closest one to you

The SRA has created a useful tool for finding the closest Pearson Vue Centre to you. The link to the SR page is below. One simply types in the same of the country or city in the box and it will show you a map. Annoyingly, you have to run the tool from the SRA […]

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SQE2 Exemption Applications - SRA upgrades its webpage

The SRA has upgraded the web page so that you may search on the jurisdiction in which you are qualified. There is then a drop down which summarises the SRA position. Here is a link to the web page: For example, if you search on Ukraine it will tell you what the situation is […]

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HCL launches an AML & Sanctions Manual

We have launched this subscription service to help firms stay compliant in this fast moving area. This holds the policies & procedures out from the main OPM, should you want to keep them separate. It works as a subscription service so we may issue updates to take into accounts changes in the rules, regulations and […]

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Cookies & Google

In recent times, the digital landscape has seen a shift in how websites handle user data, especially with cookies. Cookies are those little bits of data stored on your browser that help websites remember your preferences and track your online behaviour. They've been around for a while, but now, with privacy concerns on the rise, […]

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To celebrate our 10th anniversary … We're planting a mangrove forest - see below for how to join us!

As many of you will know, Ingemar is passionate about environmental issues and in particular planting trees. To celebrate HCL’s 10th anniversary, we have partnered with Treekly to plant a forest of mangrove trees in Mteza Creek, Kenya. We have set up our own Treekly Community Group, and have already planted over 1,000 trees. We […]

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We are celebrating our 1st 10 years in business!

Over this time we have grown from just Ingemar to a team of 14 and have helped over 800 law firms, other businesses and aspiring solicitors all over the world. The aim remains the same – to help businesses improve the way they run their business, but we have added on the help to those […]

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AI & Data Privacy

Artificial Intelligence has undoubtedly revolutionized the business landscape, offering both exciting opportunities and potential challenges. On the positive side, AI can enhance operational efficiency, streamline processes, and even boost innovation. However, it's not all rainbows and unicorns – businesses need to navigate carefully to avoid potential pitfalls, especially when it comes to data privacy. Positive […]

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"We at Spires Legal wholeheartedly recommend Ingemar and his team at Hunnings Consultancy Ltd. Ingemar has supported us throughout our journey from new start up to established firm. It is refreshing to have a consultant that takes the time to understand your business and its priorities, stands by your side as it develops and is flexible in approach as your needs change.
The feedback we have from our team, and which we regularly hear from others is that Ingemar is an insightful and knowledgeable trainer who is comprehensive yet engaging in his approach. Still unsure? Five minutes on the phone with Ingemar and you will be sold on how much value he can add to your business!"

Arj Arul - Director at Spires Legal

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