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The Gender Pay Gap in The Legal Industry

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Last month, figures published by the BBC revealed an embarrassing disparity between the salaries of its male and female employees. As a corporation whose motto is to educate, inform and entertain, it’s difficult to see the entertainment in these...

Deregulation in the Legal Industry

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360 Business Law: Deregulation in the Legal Industry: Unlocking a closed market while maintaining quality of service for consumers and businesses How did it start? Why is there deregulation in the law sector? Would I receive the...

NHS Cyber Attack - The Threat is Real and Here to Stay

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First they came for the Democratic National Committee, and you didn’t revise your cybersecurity strategy. Then they came for Netflix, and you didn’t protect your network. Then they came for the NHS, and you didn’t improve your security...

TheDarkOverlord & Other Cybercrime Trends of 2017

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Last year, a hacking group calling themselves ‘TheDarkOverlord’ released data from the California investment bank WestPark Capital. The data featured background checks on five individuals, private stock offering details related to Facebook and...

AI & The Legal Industry

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Not so long ago, a mention of AI was enough to make lawyers shake in their suits. “Will lawyers be replaced by robots?” they cried, “Is this the end of the legal profession as we know it?” Hype and hysteria ensued. What was once a...

The Cyber Threat to UK Businesses

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Getting hacked is not something you expect to happen to your business or organisation - until it does. Don’t believe me? Just ask Bangladesh Bank, the victim of a cyber-attack last year, which resulted in the theft of $81,000,000. Or even better - ask...

Brexit Begins

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The time has come for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and officially begin the Brexit process. To some, this is the beginning of the end. The truth is, it’s actually just the end of the beginning. The activation of the Article 50 divorce clause...

Preparing for the EU GDPR

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In 1998, the Data Protection Act became law in the UK. It replaced the Data Protection Act 1984, and the Access to Personal Files Act 1987. The purpose of this legislation was to regulate the storage, use and management of individuals’ personal...

Limitation of Liability: Why the L.O.L clause is no laughing matter

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Imagine that every single word you said aloud was taken literally, and if you misspoke - you couldn’t correct yourself. If you accidentally said you wanted large, not small, two sugars, not one, a single, not a return or no bag rather than one bag,...

Who owns your intellectual property?

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In 2008, Beyoncé topped the charts with ‘Single Ladies’, a song reminding single men that if they liked it, then they should’a put a ring on it. It may have been conveyed with a catchy chorus and killer choreography, but...

The Late, Great Business Rates Debate

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Cast your mind back to April 2010. Gordon Brown had just been caught calling a pensioner “bigoted.” The volcanic eruption in Iceland had just stopped 10 million travellers from reaching their destination. Business rates had just been...

Venture Capital, or: how I learned to stop pitching and start planning ahead

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So, you’ve got a business idea. It’s ground-breaking. It’s going to change the game; it’s going to be revolutionary. Brilliant! Now all you need is a bit of funding to get off the ground. After all, a start-up without funds is...

How will Brexit affect your business?

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Well, here we are. 8 months after the UK’s vote to leave, the divorce proceedings between Britain and the EU have finally begun. Brexit is officially upon us, and it looks like Theresa & The Gang have managed to put together a bit of a plan. ...

Is the Traditional Law Firm a Thing of the Past?

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In L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’, a young woman finds herself in another world searching desperately for a way to get home. She is told of a magic wizard who is “all great and powerful” and can help her do… pretty...