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View Let’s call the whole thing off. Quickly.

Let’s call the whole thing off. Quickly.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

There are few clients more keen to bring a swift end to proceedings than a divorcing couple. With that in mind, a Canadian company has come up with an app to help couples without legal representation to navigate the tricky – not to say often rather emotional – waters of divorce proceedings.   Thistoo claims to “deliver personalised service…

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View Legal IT: the means, and not the end.

Legal IT: the means, and not the end.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

It appears the time is coming when the most misanthropic of us will finally meet our objective to never leave the house if it can possibly be helped. In a move faintly reminiscent of a movie about a dark future in which all life is conducted via laptop, one Hampshire-based firm is offering a will-writing…

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Copping on to legal tech

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Legal industry observers keenly watching the march of technological progress across the profession may well have paused to wonder when the twenty-first century was likely to alight on other aspects of our judicial system. Though some have accused lawyers of being rather slow on the IT uptake, there is nonetheless evidence that many firms and…

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Cut price?  

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The effects of the Ministry of Justice’s 30% cut to Legal Aid fees have been widely reported – and, perhaps justifiably, deplored. The historic walk-out by barristers earlier this year struck headlines with considerable force, as the public confronted the realities of a legal system no more immune to the swinging of the fiscal sword…

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Quality Assured

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Few regulatory changes have provoked quite such a stir as the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA). The ongoing row over the controversial programme (designed to assess all advocates against a set of standard criteria) reached fever-pitch this week as Sir Brian Leveson handed down a decision from the Queen’s Bench. After fervent arguments against…

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Bring Your Own Device

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Already tired of your iPad mini, or your Galaxy S4 with its photos-with-sound gadgetry? Unimpressed by the Google glass technology, and jonesing for your next IT fix? Then consider this: it’s predicted your next investment will not live in your pocket or briefcase, but will be wearable tech to rival anything sported by James Bond….

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