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SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services

The SRA today signalled what it called the ‘Uberisation’ of the legal market with the advent of the freelance solicitor. The regulator proposes to make it easier for solicitors to provide reserved legal services on a freelance basis to the public. They would not be required to register as a sole practitioner or be employed[…]

Mother, lawyer and leader: How one lawyer aced flexible working

A principal at an Australian law firm has shared how her employer supported her to stay on her career path after having a child. Catherine Brooks is a principal specialising in workplace relations at Melbourne-based law firm Moores. Ms Brooks said she was teary when she told the other principals at the firm about her[…]

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Sole Trader or Company?

Hi guys, Our accountants have produced a useful document on contracting and freelancing, and whether you should become a sole trader or a company. If anyone would be interested in meeting them to find out more information they offer a no obligation initial meeting. All contact details can be found under posts when you join[…]

Lifestyle Check for Flexible Lawyers

This article was contributed by Severine Menem, Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach. Now that you have become a contractor, can you honestly say that you are happier and healthier than ever? Here are a few starting points you may want to consider on your way to a better lifestyle. How is your work-life balance? Lawyers[…]

7 Tips for Effective Stress-Management

  This article was contributed by Severine Menem, Nutritional Coach and Therapist. Being a freelancer is an amazing opportunity to choose your projects and lead the lifestyle you want. However, it is not an easy choice and it can be hard work. The best way to make the most of it is to learn how[…]

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Legal Project Management Skills for Contract Lawyers

This post was contributed by Antony Smith of Legal Project Management Ltd     Project Management in City Law Firms I am sure that many contract lawyers working in the City of London have come across the notion of Legal Project Management (LPM) and indeed have probably worked alongside legal project managers. Most of the[…]

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How to Boost Your Energy Levels As a Flexible Worker

Let’s be honest, most of us could do with having more energy, especially with the heavy workloads that come with being a lawyer. We often rely on stimulants to keep us going, but have you noticed how they no longer seem to work after a while? A study confirmed that stimulants only work for four[…]

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How to Work Your Meals Around Your Schedule

One of the biggest challenges of having irregular schedules as a contract lawyer is the inability of having regular eating patterns. While this isn’t an issue for some, others do struggle with feeling hungry or light headed during important meetings. After all, not everyone is able to concentrate on an empty stomach. As a result,[…]