75% of In-House lawyers outsourcing work

By Will Taborn | August 2020

A recent report by Big Four Accountancy Firm, EY, has found that nearly three quarters of in-house legal departments are cutting costs and dealing with increasing work volumes by outsourcing work.

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The introduction of Nightingale Courts

By Will Taborn | July 2020

10 ‘Nightingale Courts’ have been unveiled by the Ministry of Justice to help ease the pressure on the justice system. The Courts will hear family, civil and tribunals work as well as non-custodial crime cases.

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A Chambers and Law Firm view during Covid-19

By Will Taborn | June 2020

This interview by James Shorey of Actionstep with Will Taborn, MD of Taborns, gives some insight into the situations raised during Covid-19 and what the future of the legal sector could look like.

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How we will restart and recover

By Will Taborn | June 2020

This article from EY provides interesting insight into how business can restart, adapt and build a resilient recovery as we start to work through the Covid-19 crisis.

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Some firms experienced serious drops in revenue during May

By Will Taborn | June 2020

New research has shown that if there is a not an increase in new instructions to firms in June and July ‘the pain may become unbearable’ for some firms.

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The Government needs to be more imaginative to save small businesses

By Will Taborn | April 2020

Despite the Government initially being praised for their CBILs it is becoming increasingly clear that if something more imaginative isn’t done soon many will struggle. 

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Tips for restarting a business in lockdown

By Will Taborn | April 2020

This insightful article gives ten dos and don’ts to consider whilst navigating your business through the current Covid19 crisis.

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Predictions for a world post Covid-19

By Will Taborn | April 2020

In this article from Forbes read 9 predictions for a world post the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Resources

By Will Taborn | March 2020

Bob Ambrogi of LawSites has created a list of products and services that companies are offering for no cost to support legal professionals during the Covid-19 crisis we are all facing. 

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Covid19 

By Will Taborn | March 2020

As businesses deal with the current Covid19 situation we want to ensure that you have access to advice on a no obligation basis. At Taborns we have access to best in class services to help you to service your business needs under one umbrella in a tailor made, bespoke and flexible package that works with you. Please contact us to discuss any requirements or questions you may have at this time.

Taborns is here to assist your business.

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Gordon Dadds boss says traditional law firms need to adapt to survive threat of Americans and Big Four

By James Booth | July 2019

This piece highlights the shifting nature of the legal business and, away from this article, you do not have to be huge to be able to survive. With the proper processes, utilisation of technology and outsource solutions, the smaller law firm can cut costs, thrive and continue that high level of service through the ‘personal touch’.

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Leave the work to Counsel: Judge slashes solicitors’ trial costs

By Will Taborn | May 2019

An interesting article demonstrating not the fact that a barrister or solicitor are ‘worth more’ than one another, rather that the proportionality of the work was, in the judge’s opinion, badly skewed. One wonders what the charges would have been if a fixed price had been applied.

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In-House Legal spend will drop

By Will Taborn | August 2020

In a recent survey of over 130 in-house lawyers by RollOnFriday, 44% of in-house lawyers said that their 2020 and 2021 legal spend would drop due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Bar Council applies for £5m Covid loan

By Will Taborn | July 2020

There are growing concerns that nearly a third of legal aid Barristers may be considering leaving the Bar next year. This has lead to the Bar Council applying for for a £5m loan under the CBILS.

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Will cash constraints stall progress?

By Will Taborn | June 2020

Law firms across the globe are accepting that they can transform their businesses through the use of technology and enabling teams to work remotely. However, given constraints with cash, will this transformation be stalled?

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The benefit of remote hearings

By Will Taborn | June 2020

At a recent House of Lords constitution committee, which is exploring the impact of Covid-19 on courts and justice online, Professor Richard Susskind gave insight into remote hearings.

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Law firms keep ‘Stay Home’ messaging

By Will Taborn | May 2020

Despite lockdown easing and many businesses starting a staged return to work general consensus across the UK legal industry is that employees should stay home until July at the earliest.

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GCs have a key role to play in helping their businesses navigate uncertain waters

By Will Taborn | April 2020

If businesses are to survive and emerge from the Covid-19 global pandemic, stronger than ever General Counsel have a key role to play, as this article explores.

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The future for Chambers

By Will Taborn | April 2020

Without an input of government funds, over 50% of Chambers will go out of business within the next six months due to the Covid19 crisis.

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Adapting to a new way of working

By Will Taborn | April 2020

As businesses around the globe adapt to new ways of working during these challenging times, this article gives insight into how we can work in new ways.

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Free legal resources for businesses 

By Will Taborn | March 2020

During these unprecedented times we’re seeing a rise in businesses offering technology products and resources for free. This regularly updated list from Legal IT Insider provides an overview of what is available to legal teams.

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Pre-Litigation Expert Advisory Services

By Will Taborn | March 2020

We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with the Global Expert Witness and Dispute Management, Middleton MEP, to offer an innovative and forward-thinking package aimed at construction clients who find themselves in the embryonic stages of potential litigation or developing
dispute.

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Average UK law firm partner pay tops £200,000

By James Booth | June 2019

The technology was always going to take hold. However, as this article may suggest, the pressure to do more for less has meant law firms work with ‘tech’ more readily. Taborns is doing the same with law firms and supplying complimentary services in this space.

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Got the difference

By Will Taborn | October 2018

Here we examine the role of the partnership legal structure and where it sits in the modern world.

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