Further than Paperless? How about Email-less?

Monday, January 29th, 2024

This blog looks at good processes and tech implementation as a safer alternative to email.

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Legal Software; Stick or Twist? How to avoid a software change being too much of a gamble!

Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Hi I’m Alex Simons, I’ve been working in legal accounts since 2000, where I started with a small company called JD Legal Accounts which evolved into The Law Factory LLP. We provide legal cashiering services to legal practices across the UK.

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New financial year and a freshen up of the accounts.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

The new financial year is only a few months away but it will be upon us before we know it! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how the accounts should look at the end of the year, but also how we want them to look moving forward into 2023/24.
There are some key areas that need to be reviewed now for the year-end itself.

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COFA’s, are you reviewing your bank reconciliations properly?

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

This blog explores the relationship between the COFA and the accounts department and the importance of giving the monthly bank reconciliation more than just a cursory glance.

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An End to Cheques and Cash

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

To many, the use of cheques and cash in 2021 seems almost alien. In the legal profession however, it is still quite common.

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Safety in Banking and Dual Authority – How to ensure bank payments are made correctly and securely

Monday, August 9th, 2021

In 2021, internet banking is something most people and firms use to manage their daily needs. For law firms it is a core part of their infrastructure. The ability to be able to make quick decisions and pay monies promptly is not only crucial for the firm but is expected by the firm’s clients and third-party suppliers.
There is however a danger with internet banking which can be taken for granted and that is the security aspect. This article explores the advantages and pitfalls of the different systems.

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Conveyancing; the Unseen Pressure in a Chaotic Market!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

This blog explores the effect of the pandemic and the Stamp Duty holiday on the housing market and solicitors working in conveyancing. It offers thanks for the hard work in difficult conditions they have put in and the challenges still to be faced.

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Can I increase efficiency by becoming a paperless law firm?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

The thought of going paperless may at first seem very daunting, especially when a firm has been running paper-based files forever. The change itself can sometimes seem like a summit which is impossible to climb. The key however is to ascertain what resources are available and how we gain easy access to digital files.

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Legal Cashiers: A Necessity for Every Legal Practice

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

In this article, I explore some of the reasons given by firms for not using a legal cashier.. I will explain why I believe this course of action is flawed and assert that every practice should have a legal cashier no matter it’s size.

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Remote Working during Lockdown 2020! Immediate change for the long term?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

How to turn the Lockdown into a positive by researching ways to make your business work smarter in the future.

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