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Legal Researcher features in ACQ magazine

January, 06, 2012 • Posted by 0 Comments

Legal Researcher featured in the November / December issue 2011 of ACQ Magazine, one of the leading publications serving the finance sector since 2003 with over 32,000 subscribers globally. Our team discussed Legal Process Outsourcing and why there’s never been a better time to harness the power of this service for increased profitability and a […]

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Should you outsource offshore?

November, 29, 2011 • Posted by 0 Comments

Outsourcing parts of your legal operation offshore looks like an attractive option and with ‘everyone doing it’ to cut costs, it’s one you can’t afford to ignore. A few days ago, popular legal mag The Lawyer reported that US-based international law firm White & Case was planning to overhaul its offshore operations, transferring a substantial […]

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Outsourcing – why you should stay UK

October, 27, 2011 • Posted by 0 Comments

In a recent speech delivered on 23 June 2011 at the Hague Institute of International Law’s “Law of the Future” conference, Ian McDougall discussed how the profession of law might change to meet the needs of a changing world.

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The problems with outsourcing legal work to India

February, 01, 2011 • Posted by 0 Comments

Legal process outsourcing is on the rise, with many US firms looking to outsource to India. UK firms are slowly but surely picking up on the trend. Outsourcing to India typically means your legal work will be carried out by (usually) a trained person who can expect to earn between $6,000 and $30,000 annually for […]

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Law legal research – the basics

January, 07, 2011 • Posted by 0 Comments

In his article ‘Legal Research Skills: The Basics’ (NLJ, 151 NLJ 1528), Peter Clinch explains that legal research comprises three elements: problem analysis, finding relevant law and presenting the results of your analysis and research in an appropriate form. Under ‘Finding the Law’, Peter reminds us that citing up-to-date law is extremely important. He advises:

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Learning law research: top tips from a top city firm

December, 17, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In her invaluable article for ‘Legal Information Management’, ‘Law firm legal research – what trainees need to know’, Caroline Tuckwell gives us the best legal research tips that are taught to trainees by top city firm Herbert Smith. These are based on asking partners, associates and professional support lawyers within the firm for their criticisms […]

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Law research at Melbourne Law School

December, 17, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In her article ‘Life-long learning’ for Legal Information Management, Natalie Wieland examines how legal research is taught at Melbourne University. “Melbourne Law School recognises that teaching legal research is just as critical in the computer age as it has always been. In September 2008 I was employed in the position of Legal Research Skills Adviser, […]

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Law research skills on the LPC

December, 17, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

When starting the LPC, students are expected to have a good level of legal research skills attained during their studies on the LL.B or Graduate Diploma in Law. The Solicitors Regulation Authority publishes useful guidance on what a student is expected to know and understand on starting the LPC, including in relation to legal research:

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Law research skills for barristers

December, 17, 2010 • Posted by 1 Comments

What law research skills do barristers require? Mark Haines explains: To succeed at the bar, a barrister will need to be a confident and accomplished independent legal researcher. Whereas solicitors in commercial firms will often have trainees or paralegals to perform basic research tasks for them, the norm at the Bar is for most barristers […]

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Legal research skills for newly qualified lawyers

December, 15, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

What legal research skills do newly qualified lawyers need when joining a firm? Mary Rumsey proposes the following:

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