The top three reasons law firms outsource their admin functions to Intelligent Office UK

Resource - 03/08/2018 : Business Process Outsourcing, law firm outsourcing, outsourcing, secretarial support, transcription services, Human Resources, Practice Management

The Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that 20% of what you do will generate 80% of your results. Therefore, a law firm should inevitably focus greater attention on the 20% of activities that generate revenue....

What is mindfulness and could it really help your law firm?

Resource - 03/08/2018 : Law firm start-up, legal accounting, Setting up a law firm, Software for new law firm, starting a law firm, Human Resources, Practice Management

Employers have a duty of care to their employees, and many are exploring different ways to try to ensure that work is not an unbearable source of debilitating anxiety, stress and depression. Some employers have been...

Common questions we’re asked about our services by Intelligent Office UK

Resource - 03/08/2018 : Business Process Outsourcing, law firm outsourcing, outsourcing, secretarial support, transcription services, Human Resources, Practice Management

Law firms are becoming increasingly aware that they need to look for ways of improving efficiency in all areas of their organisation, including their administrative support functions.

A recent report on the trends and...

Are your law firm's offices too hot?

Resource - 03/08/2018 : case management, Legal accounting software, legal accounts software, Legal case management software, practice management software, SOS, Human Resources, Practice Management

Summertime – and the living can be less than easy if you have to work in a hot office. And with 80 per cent of UK office workers thought to complain about the temperature in their workplace, it’s hardly a trivial matter, with...

Leading figures pledge to improve wellbeing at work

Resource - 02/08/2018 : HR software, HR systems, performance reviews, sra diversity reporting, Human Resources, Practice Management

Only 13% of business leaders have an effective “wellbeing” strategy in their workplace, despite growing concerns that stress-related conditions are causing misery for many workers, a business event was told.

Around 75% of...

Women in legal business series: Part one – Every day sexism, and are we our own worst enemy?

Resource - 30/07/2018 : anthem, Finance, finance jobs, marketing, marketing jobs, recruitment, Finance, Human Resources

We have spent the last few months meeting with a number of senior women in law firms to discuss what challenges they feel that they face as women, exploring areas such as discrimination, gender pay gap, and returning to work after maternity leave...

How do I … create a great office culture without relying on gimmicks?

Resource - 30/07/2018 : HR software, HR systems, performance reviews, sra diversity reporting, Human Resources, Practice Management

As the hunt for talent becomes ever tougher, many employers are searching for increasingly unusual ways to stand out from the crowd. But what is the secret to attracting and retaining staff and is it possible to create a great office culture...

Legal finance systems hiring market analysis: 2018 report by Balance Recruitment

Resource - 27/07/2018 : accountancy jobs, finance systems, financial analyst, legal accounts recruitment, revenue controller, Finance, Human Resources

Our ‘Legal Finance Systems Hiring Market Analysis’ returns for 2018, providing up to date analysis on the levels of supply & demand and reviewing the common challenges of hiring within this niche field.

As the leading...

A booming locum market: the time to employ locum lawyers

Resource - 26/07/2018 : conveyancing, employment, fee earner, lawyer, legal recruitment, legal secretary, litigation, office manager, paralegal, solicitor, Human Resources, Practice Management

As a legal recruiter, we are seeing a wealth of locum talent taking up short-term assignments at law firms who are in need of temporary fee earners during this summer holiday season. For employers, the benefits of employing quality locum lawyers...

The Hearing, episode seven – A legal podcast featuring Tory MP Ken Clarke

Resource - 25/07/2018 : legal research, legal research assistant, legal research databases, legal research methodology, legal researcher, Human Resources, Knowledge Management

In this episode, Tory MP Ken Clarke reveals why he has occasionally dressed up in women’s underwear. The former Lord Chancellor and current Father of the House of Commons also tells Kevin what he thinks of his new-found fans – drawn...

The Hearing, episode six – A legal podcast from Thomson Reuters featuring Yasmin Sheikh

Resource - 25/07/2018 : legal research, legal research assistant, legal research databases, legal research methodology, legal researcher, Human Resources, Knowledge Management

In this episode, Kevin is joined by Yasmin Sheikh. Yasmin is the founder of Diverse Matters, vice-chair of the Law Society’s Lawyers with Disabilities Division, consultant, coach, actress, comedian and TEDx speaker. 

During...

Quill invests in future cashiering talent with re-launched trainee scheme

News Article - 25/07/2018 : case management system, document management system, legal cashiering, legal software, outsourced cashiering, Finance, Human Resources

The UK’s largest outsourced legal cashiering bureau, Quill, is re-launching its trainee scheme designed to breed the next generation of cashiers for its growing Pinpoint team. Quill’s purpose-built, unique-in-the-industry trainee...

Moving up the pay scale: How to secure the pay rise you deserve

Resource - 24/07/2018 : anthem, Finance, finance jobs, marketing, marketing jobs, recruitment, Finance, Human Resources

When looking for a new role, one of the top two reasons for leaving is financially motivated, which is understandable given the high cost of living and the long hours often required in the legal sector.

Added to which, the last few years...

New senior associate strengthening residential property litigation at Brethertons

News Article - 23/07/2018 : brethertons, jobs, law firm, top 100, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

We are thrilled to welcome Bukola Obadun-Craigs as a senior associate to the residential property management team, underpinning our strategy to deliver excellence to our customer base within this growing sector. 

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Brethertons annual staff conference 2018 strengthens employee engagement

News Article - 23/07/2018 : brethertons, jobs, law firm, top 100, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

On Thursday 5th July, Brethertons held its second Annual Staff Conference. It was a fantastic opportunity for employees across all practice areas and all regional offices to come together to discuss strategy, customers and get involved in team...