Over 1,000 lawyers embrace remote-working ‘gig economy’

This article was written by John Hyde for the Law Gazette and can be found at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/over-1000-lawyers-embrace-remote-working-gig-economy/5068266.article More than 1,000 lawyers in the UK now work remotely in practices outside the traditional firm environment, new figures suggest. Research by accountants and business advisory group Hazlewoods showed the number of lawyers working for so-called ‘platform’ firms has[…]

How to overcome a bad first impression

A New Yale Study Says You Can Overcome a Bad First Impression By Doing This 1 Simple Thing This article was written by Scott Mautz  for Thrive Global and can be found at https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/47744-a-new-yale-study-says-you-can-overcome-a-bad-first-impression-by-doing-this-1-simple-thing We all want to manage impressions of ourselves (except for those who truly don’t care or who appear on CBS’s Big Brother). We don’t[…]

WeWork appoints new global GC

This article was written by Gabriella Kane for TheLawyer and can be found at: https://www.thelawyer.com/jared-dematteis-wework-general-counsel/ WeWork continues to rejuvenate its legal team, appointing a new global general counsel just a month after it took on Sarah Nelson Smith as its first ever European GC. The collaborative workspace giant has found its new GC within its in-house team,[…]

In-house lawyers expect artificial intelligence to cut firms’ bills

This article was written by Michael Cross for the Law Gazette and can be found at https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-house-lawyers-expect-artificial-intelligence-to-cut-firms-bills-/5067832.article 75% of GCs expect to benefit from lower fees, improved quality and faster turnaround times – report. Three quarters of in-house counsel expect firms to cut their bills by adopting new technologies – but more than a third do[…]

Law firm experience boosts in-house pay

This article was written by Monidipa Fouzder for the Law Gazette. The original article was found via: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-house/law-firm-experience-boosts-in-house-pay-report/5066856.article A couple of years’ experience in a law firm could result in a better overall pay package for in-house lawyers than going straight into an in-house role, latest sector research by a major international body suggests. The Association of[…]

In Germany, Risk Management Needs Prompt Law Departments to Keep Work In-House.

This article was written by Phillip Bantz for Corporate Counsel on September 10, 2018. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/09/10/in-germany-risk-management-needs-prompt-law-departments-to-keep-work-in-house/ Growing concerns about risk and transparency have been driving German companies with international footprints to rely more heavily on their legal departments. And when the companies have to use outside counsel, the work is[…]

Is Flexible Working Too Focused on Female Talent?

This article was written for Lawyers Weekly. The original article was found via: https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2018/05/is-flexible-working-too-focused-on-female-talent/.  Organisations must proactively encourage a culture of flexibility across the entire workforce, or risk negatively impacting employee engagement levels and the ability to attract and retain top talent. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions. The call[…]

The Cost of Interruptions for Lawyers

This article was written by Willie Peacock for GoClio. The original article was found via:  https://www.clio.com/blog/true-cost-of-interruptions-for-lawyers/ Whether it’s intrusions by infants or tremoring technology vibrating its way across your desk, staying focused is a big problem for legal professionals. 68% of legal professionals surveyed in the 2017 Legal Trends Report agreed with the statement that there are not enough[…]

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[…]