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How much do lawyers make? Legal Salary Survey 2013 infographic published

by Legal Author June 10, 2013 Legal Careers

Wondering how much lawyers are making in 2013? UK recruitment specialists Sellick Partnership have recently published their key findings from the 2013 salary survey for the legal sector in an infographic (see below). In a rapidly changing legal market in the UK, legal salaries have shown little signs of improvement in the past three years. […]

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How to Make A Personal Injury Claim

by Legal Author June 5, 2013 Accident Claims Law

When disaster strikes and you find yourself injured through no fault of you own, the stresses of temporary disability and the inability to work can be overwhelming. Don’t forget that you may have the option of compensation. Making a personal injury claim is straightforward and can see you with financial reward that makes this difficult […]

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The Future of BigLaw – Who Will Lead the Way?

by Legal Author May 10, 2013 BigLaw

In his recent book, “Tomorrow’s Lawyers An Introduction to Your Future” Professor Susskind continues his predictions from his previous books, that consumers of legal services are forcing providers to change the way they deliver legal services. Susskind identifies three drivers for change in the legal market; the more for less challenge, liberalisation and technology. In […]

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Payroll legislation and laws in the UK – some of the key legal considerations

by Legal Author April 11, 2013 HR

Guest post regarding payroll legislation and laws in the UK, US and some of the advantages to using online payroll systems. In the UK there are many advantages of using online payslip software (advantages in respect of the United States are broadly similar and are outlined below) although the law underpinning this area is different […]

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America’s most bizarre laws (new infographic)

by Legal Author April 5, 2013 Law

Guest post, including an interesting infographic on some of the most bizarre laws in the US. Various American states would do themselves a favor to reconsider some of their silliest laws. Many were established long ago and merely seem ridiculous in our modern world, but others are strange any way you look at it. In […]

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The Rise In Cosmetic Surgery

by Legal Author April 4, 2013 Personal Injury

Post regarding the rise in cosmetic surgery and some of the risks, both practical and legal. It may seem like a quaint and old fashioned idea now, but there was a time when surgery was something which people tended to embark upon only as a last resort in the case of serious illness. Such were […]

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FTC Says Credit Report Errors Are “Significant”

by Legal Author April 3, 2013 Law

In a recently released Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report, researchers found that approximately 5 percent of U.S. consumers had errors on one of their three requested major credit reports. Those errors which are deemed “significant” can possibly affect potential auto loans or insurance costs, resulting in less than favorable loan terms if you, the consumer, […]

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5 Things To Keep In Mind When Injured In The Workplace

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

(Guest post from a US attorney and legal blogger) A person may suffer an injury anywhere, at any time. Even at a workplace, an employee can suffer an injury. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when injured in the workplace, irrespective of the cause or nature of the injury. No injury is too […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Police Cars

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

If you live in a town or city, chances are you see police cars every day patrolling the neighbourhood or rushing to the scene of a crime. We’ve become accustomed to their distinctive look, and wherever you are in the world it’s usually easy to recognise a police car, even if you don’t know the […]

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Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Just The Beginning

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law

Federal drug enforcement actions produce a high number of convictions and incarcerations in federal courts, but drug charges are often just the tip of the iceberg for defendants. Large-scale drug trafficking operations often include the importation or manufacture, transportation and distribution of controlled substances. Often, distribution routes involve many jurisdictions and may cross both state […]

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Defining Indecent Exposure

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Criminal Law

A lot of individuals don’t think that indecent exposure is a serious crime. In fact, some even believe that this is amusing. But to consider this type of activity as “just a joke” is a mistake. For one, indecent exposure can lead to mental or emotional trauma, and this can even lead to more serious […]

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Pay per click – nifty tricks and tips

by Legal Author March 28, 2013 Law firm marketing

Guest post from a tech-savvy lawyer in the UK. Pay per click, especially via google adwords, tends to polarize those who are for or against it. Some argue, with legitimacy, that ppc is not trusted as much as the organic results, and our own experience at Lloyd Green, when it comes to legal searches, does […]

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Employers Offering Lump Sum Over Annuity

by Legal Author March 24, 2013 Law

In the wise words of Jane Austen, “people always live forever when there is an annuity to be paid them.”  If she were still writing today, she might add something along the lines of, “fluctuating interest rates and premium payments also make it expense.”  An “Amen!” would follow from most major corporations (the ones that […]

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A Quick Lesson on How a Bill Becomes a Law in the United States

by Legal Author March 21, 2013 Law Blog

Guest post on how a bill becomes law in the United States. The Legislative Branch of the United States’ political system has the duty of establishing laws that govern the country. Laws are first introduced as “bills” that are reviewed and debated in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. In addition to House […]

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How the Media Has Affected the Zimmerman-Martin Case

by Legal Author March 21, 2013 Criminal Law

About the Author: Vincent Imhoff is a writer and Los Angeles criminal lawyer who acts as a managing partner at Imhoff & Associates, P.C. He earned his law degree at Chicago-Kent College and his undergraduate degree at Lewis University. When he isn’t writing or practicing, Vincent finds time to ski on his favorite slopes and […]

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Worst Medical Malpractice Cases in Recent History

by Legal Author March 15, 2013 Medical Law

Guest post regarding the worst medical malpractice cases in recent history. Medical malpractice causes injury to patients acquiring medical assistance for any number of conditions. Malpractice extends recovery time, causes new conditions and may end in death. Malpractice occurs when health care providers do not sufficiently diagnose or treat patients or professionals who do not […]

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A review of the new legal service providers targeting consumers in the UK

by Legal Author March 14, 2013 Law

(Guest post from a legal blogger in the UK regarding the new legal service providers targeting consumers in the UK). Since the introduction of the Legal Services Act in 2011 a plethora of new consumer facing legal businesses have emerged in the UK market. Many of these new entrants didn’t need the Act to commence […]

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What Happens If A Florida Parent Dies Without A Will?

by Legal Author March 1, 2013 Wills

Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of the State (Guest author Jessica Velasco works for a Clearwater probate lawyer.) Writing your will probably isn’t something you think about on a daily basis.  But if you don’t have a will, you should be thinking about it.  One you are gone, you are free from […]

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Kentucky Woman Claims Zoloft Caused Birth Defects

by Legal Author February 28, 2013 Medical Law

In January 2013, a Kentucky woman filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer manufactures the antidepressant drug Zoloft. Her lawsuit alleges that her baby boy was born with severe birth defects caused by Zoloft that she took during her pregnancy in late 2006. Her son was born in February 2007 and suffered severe birth defects.  […]

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News Alert: End of No Win No Fee in April 2013?

by Legal Author February 26, 2013 Personal Injury

Guest blog post regarding the potential end of no win no fee in April 2013. Conditional agreements (no win, no fee) were introduced in 1995 for personal jury cases, so those from lower wage brackets could afford access to justice; the plan was to lessen the financial burden on the state, that was pouring money […]

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10 things for new shop owners to take into consideration

by Legal Author February 25, 2013 Business

Guest post outlining 10 things for new shop owners should take into consideration. With the current state of the British high street one of abject decline, is it really the right time to buck the trend and open a new shop? Well, actually, there’s never been a better time to do exactly that. The focus […]

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Should law firms blog on their own website or guest blog instead?

by Legal Author February 20, 2013 Blogging

As a lawyer turned legal blogging specialist, I’m often asked whether law firms should blog on their own website or if they should publish guest blog posts instead, or indeed whether should do both. Here are some of the key considerations. Publishing only on your firm’s website For those law firms that have a website […]

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Legal tips for managing your personal finances

by Legal Author February 19, 2013 Finance

Guest legal blog post outlining some legal tips for managing personal finances. Some people think that personal finances are just that; ‘personal’. However, the government needs to know about any money that you make during the year whether that be through a freelancing role, the sale of a house or perhaps even just selling some […]

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Growing areas of law

by Legal Author February 15, 2013 Law

Guest blog post regarding growing areas of law While some areas of the law are on the decline, experts point out that others are expanding rapidly. The National Jurist met with these experts and found that the fastest growing fields currently are in bankruptcy and foreclosure. Executive director of Robert Half Legal, Charles Volkert, shares […]

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Directors’ Duties in the UK under the Companies Act 2006

by Legal Author February 13, 2013 Company Law

Guest legal blog post regarding directors’ duties under the Companies Act 2006 in the UK. Directors are open to claims for breach of duty and sanctions such as disqualification from office or a criminal offence if they are not familiar with their duties under the Companies Act 2006 (the “Act”) which codifies the duties of […]

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