Government must regulate ‘gig economy’ – Lib Dems

UK employment rights fall behind that of other European countries and the “gig economy” is allowing for job insecurity, a Liberal Democrats conference heard on Tuesday the 17th of September. Head of policy at Essex Law Clinic and perspective parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Callum Robertson, told a fringe event: ‘There needs to be a legislative[…]

IR35 – Key Findings

Kingsbridge IR35 Insurance The stated purpose of the private sector IR35 reforms is to tackle avoidance and ensure that contractors and PSCs are paying the right amount of tax. It is not there to disadvantage “genuine” contractors, that represent a vibrant and increasingly important part of the UK economy. In order to obtain a better[…]

What’s hindering your career?

What’s hindering your career? Flexible working opportunities, career confidence, work-life balance, tight budgets? DO YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES TO TELL US HERE? https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ContaxLaw Contax Law is delighted to be supporting a new piece of research looking at career confidence and the path to leadership. The research, which is open to men and women, is being[…]

Managing Director,Charlie Harris – New addition to the Contax Law team.

With over 12 years’ experience in the legal market, Charlie has built up an unrivalled network of contacts, candidates and market knowledge to assist with any recruitment needs or career advice. Charlie is best placed to assist you in your recruitment needs, providing in-depth industry intelligence as well as fast and effective recruitment solutions, from[…]

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With over 12 years’ experience in the legal market, Charlie has built up an unrivalled network of contacts, candidates and market knowledge to assist with any recruitment needs or career advice. Charlie is best placed to assist you in your recruitment needs, providing in-depth industry intelligence as well as fast and effective recruitment solutions, from[…]

Majority of in-house teams will take to AI

This article was written by Michael Cross for Law Gazette. The Original article can be found via: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/majority-of-in-house-teams-will-take-to-ai/5069250.article Well over half of corporate legal departments will have artificial intelligence systems for analysing and reviewing contracts in a year’s time, a survey of global businesses has predicted. However, it warns GCs to beware of claims that[…]

Ashurst becomes latest firm to launch NewLaw graduate training scheme

Ashurst has recently launched a graduate scheme known as Ashurst Advance, this is within its NewLaw legal operations division. This scheme is known as the Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme or Pathway. Those who are chosen for this scheme gain the opportunity to train in regions such as Legal operations, legal project management, legal technology and[…]

Will AI replace lawyers? Assessing the potential of artificial intelligence in legal services.

Certain parts of this article was written by Tim Watkins for Computer weekly. The Original article can be found via: https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Will-AI-replace-lawyers-Assessing-the-potential-of-artificial-intelligence-in-legal-services It is obvious that lawyers do not expect AI to replace them, however the potential for the technology in law and other professional services must not be underestimated.  A US study conducted in 2018[…]

Top litigation funder says sector has undergone ‘sea change’ as profits surge

This Article was written by John Hyde for Law Gazette. The Original article can be found via: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/top-litigation-funder-says-sector-has-undergone-sea-change-as-profits-surge/5069618.article Lawyers trust Burford is the world’s most experienced, transparent and well-capitalized provider of finance to the legal market. With a team of over 80 in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Burford focus primarily on the London Stock[…]

EY’s legal march stepped up with outsourcing acquisition

A member of the big four accountancy firm EY took a step worthy of attention towards the legal market with the acquisition of a legal process outsourcing business from Thomas Reuters. On Wednesday the 3rd of April, it was confirmed by EY that an agreement to purchase the Pangea3 Legal Managed Services business was set[…]