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Welcome to the July/August 2014 edition of The In-House Lawyer magazine, containing all the latest articles and briefings from our co-publishers, written specifically for the in-house legal market.

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Product liability and nanotechnology: an update

While the use of nanomaterials continues to grow, for some, concerns remain regarding the potential risks of using these materials and whether there is an adequate regulatory framework. Following up on ... Read more

The Water Act 2014

The Water Act 2014 (the Act) is a major step in the government’s liberalisation of the water industry and its provisions, though still awaiting formal implementation in ... Read more

Sanctions: any relief?

The Jackson reforms, effective from 1 April 2013, brought about a number of significant changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), perhaps the most fundamental of which was the amendment of ... Read more

A review of the recent changes to UK immigration law and sponsorship

In the run up to the next general election on 7 May 2015, the UK government is implementing a raft of measures intended to reduce ‘illegal’ immigration in the UK. The ... Read more

England v Scotland: the difference on divorce and cohabitation

People largely associate forum shopping in divorces with crossing foreign borders, rather than moving within the UK. The reality, however, is that the Scottish laws regulating financial provision upon divorce are ... Read more

What is your ‘purpose’?

In a contractual dispute involving a written agreement, parties can face difficulties in proving the effect they originally intended particular words of the agreement to have, perhaps ... Read more

 

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Top ten ways technology can help lawyers in small legal departments save time and reduce risk


In the world of legal departments, it’s the lawyers in small legal departments (SLDs) that face the biggest challenges. Often, they are more resource restrained and stretched, having to wear many different hats, such as processing documents and invoices, running reports in addition to performing their full-time role as a legal professional. SLD lawyers’ fragmented focus, coupled with the necessity of dealing with unfamiliar legal issues, can lead to an increased danger of something important slipping through the net. Technology can help mitigate this risk by automating alerts for vital tasks so they don’t ‘slip’ through, as well as automating routine tasks so there is more time to focus on the important matters at hand. This top ten reviews ways that SLD lawyers can use technology to better manage their ...

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Welcome to the July/AUgust 2014 edition of The In-House Lawyer magazine, containing all the latest articles and briefings from our co-publishers, written specifically for the in-house legal market.

To keep up to date with regular developments in the in-house market please follow us on Twitter or join in the discussions on our LinkedIn group.

For the latest events please visit our Events page.


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