This year's Children in Need annual appeal looks set to be the biggest yet and we're in on the act. Tomorrow's fundraising activities include the great Mancunian buffet, guess the weight of the cake, quiz, raffle and various games. Plus, some of our staff are taking on their own personal challenges in the name of charity. Read more and check out photos from the day on our Facebook page.
Data storage regulations are already onerous. Now, your data storage requirements are set to get even harder. The EU General Data Protection Regulation was adopted in May 2016 and will be introduced in May 2018 after a 2-year transition period. With due diligence, you can tackle any compliance and privacy risks, and allow enough time to prepare ahead of deadline. Find out how.
The SRA Accounts Rules are under review again. In this final, third phase, the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s proposing reducing the length and complexity of the Rules and relaxing deadlines. If the changes go ahead, law firms will still have a professional obligation to protect client monies but they’ll have greater freedom and flexibility over how they look after their finances.
For this month's dress down Friday funds, we've chosen to support the charity Autism Together. More specifically, our £62 donation has been made to Autism Together's The Ferns appeal. Read more about The Ferns project including comments from Autism Together's Fundraising Manager, Lindsay Tilston-Jones, and our MD, Julian Bryan.
In our latest case study, James Parry at Parry Welch & Lacey LLP explains how he's a strong advocate of change which, in his opinion, almost always leads to positive improvements. Here, James offers advice on how to embrace change by switching to hosted software and outsourced cashiering support, amongst other things, in order to work more efficiently, reduce costs and focus on what matters most - fee earning and business development.
The legal industry is markedly different to how it was just a few years ago and there's more change afoot. While any law firm recognises the ongoing need for change, many are unsure how to do it. That's why your Autumn-Winter Readit covers all things change related. Read how to react to evolving legislation, use technology for best commercial advantage, utilise free DMS functionality, adopt an outsourcing model to operate leaner and integrate your core systems.