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DOES YOUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) KNOW THE RULES…..?

Data protection and compliance has become quite complicated over the last few years. There are four pieces of legislation affecting the area of data protection and they are all governed by the ICO (Information Commissioners Office): GDPR 2018 – General Data Protection Regulation PECR 2003 – Privacy in Electronic Communication Regulation UK Data Protection Act 2018 UK Data Protection 2018 ...

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Are Mailroom Service Eating Into Your Bottom Line.....?

How to run a successful mailroom Running a mailroom can be an expensive business! Along with staff running costs, the outlay on equipment required to be effective and professional and the expenditure on hosting the mailroom itself can be substantial – and then you have a considerable electricity bill each month to complete the picture. No wonder businesses are looking ...

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Why you need to take some time off this summer

Whilst many of us sadly won’t be jetting off on holiday this summer, it is still important to take some annual leave over the next couple of months, even if just for a staycation. Yes we’ve all been at home for weeks on end, but taking some time off at home is very differentto trying to work from home through ...

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How to Successfully Implement New Technology into Your Practice

Implementing new technology in the workplace Technology in legal industry The final instalment of a three-part series by estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal You have now chosen the right technology partner, you are happy, you have agreed pricing. Everyone is ready to start implementation, but how do you do this? What are the key elements that make up a successful ...

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Crypto Time For The Paralegal Probate Practioner

Safe way to invest in cryptocurrency Ten years ago if someone were to mention cryptocurrency you might be forgiven for thinking they were discussing the cost of a tomb. Fast forward ten years and we now live in a world where the mention of digital gold or cryptocurrency is barely escapable. It’s here and judging by the new digital currencies ...

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National Paralegal Awards 2021 are now OPEN for entries!

Paralegal awards uk The Institute of Paralegals are delighted to be supporting the National Paralegal Awards for the third year and encourage all of our members and paralegals based in the UK to enter. Individual Awards Paralegal of the Year (South) Paralegal of the Year (Midlands) Paralegal of the Year (North) Best Newcomer of the Year * NEW * Community ...

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Partner News: Key Considerations when Choosing a Technology Provider

Technology in legal industry The second of a three-part series by estate planning software specialist, Arken.legal Part one of this series shared some considerations that should be taken into account prior to implementing technology – the most important of which, is to have a clear objective. What is the problem you’re trying to solve? How will the technology make your ...

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How Secure Is Your Digital Data…..?

Digital data security Data security is becoming more and more important and that is probably a massive understatement! Whether you are storing this data in the cloud, on servers somewhere offsite or even on IT hardware within your premises, there is a huge responsibility to ensure the correct level of security is in place to protect your “soft data”. Measures ...

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Are you getting enough sleep?

Sleep is absolutely crucial to our wellbeing. Research shows after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. While we can cope fairly well with a day or two of late nights, regularly getting less than 7 hours sleep has a significant negative impact on performance. In this article So what can you do to get ...

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Networking from Home

A professional network is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any Paralegal, and there is no reason why yours should suffer while many of us continue to work remotely. Boost your network and enhance your career prospects from the comfort of your own home with these top tips from specialist job board TotallyLegal. Key to the success of any ...