Lawyers spend years studying and working in order to reach qualification; often juggling both at the same time. What lawyers' training usually fails to prepare them for is the emotional investment, which is particularly great for those working directly with clients who have experienced trauma. Clients may need advice at the most challenging point in their lives when their legal problems are both complex and highly emotive.
Social media grips the world – 66 percent of adults use it and over 50 percent of website traffic for professional service firms is generated by it. But how do you use it to leap up the ladder of success and not to slide in the wrong direction?
The CILEx Regulation Transparency Rules came into force on 14 January 2019 and require CILEx regulated firms to publish price, service, complaints and regulatory information on their websites. But the transparency agenda is about more than just figures, says Yvonne Hirons.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our website, cilexregulation.org.uk. Browsealoud is an innovative tool from Texthelp which helps the millions of people out there who struggle to access and understand information online.
Even the best lawyers can miss the signs of money laundering if they don’t look closely enough. The Home Office's "Flag It Up" campaign, supported by CILEx Regulation, aims to ensure those in the legal, property and accountancy sectors are more aware of and prepared for suspicious activity.
Women in the Law UK has marked this year’s centenary of the lifting of the bar on female participation in the legal profession by introducing a Charter for firms that demonstrate real commitment to diversity and wellbeing. The Charter was officially launched at the Women in the Law UK Annual Dinner on 14 March, which was attended by over 300 senior legal sector influencers from around the country.