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January 17, 2017

The story so far

We launched our brand new website today. While it looks great, it also tells the whole Keyhouse story, details all of our products and services and will keep you up to date with all of our news and events. While we’re in the zone, we thought we’d take a minute to reflect on how far […]

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January 6, 2017

Smith & Williamson Survey of Irish Law Firms 2016/17

Smith & Williamson are leading independently-owned providers of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. They are one of the top ten accountancy and investment management firms with 13 offices in Ireland, the UK and Jersey employing 70 people in the Dublin office. The […]

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November 10, 2016

Should you be Paying for your Employees to Upskill?

The skills of your employees represent one of the most important elements of your business. The better your employees are at their job, the easier it is for your company to attain the level of productivity that is necessary to achieve success in your field. On the other side of the coin, employee training can […]

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October 18, 2016

How to Save Hours a Day (And Your Sanity) in Your Law Practice

When you started your law practice, it was probably like any other startup service business. You do everything, and you don’t have anyone to help you. At this stage, the first (and simplest) form of leverage you’ve got is a form document. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time you need a contract or memo, […]

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September 28, 2016

Here comes the new legal services regulator

In late 2010 the government told the troika – as part of the bailout plan and a legal reform programme – we would have an independent regulator for legal services in place by the third quarter of 2011. Four years later and despite all the bravado, the legislation to allow this – the Legal Services […]

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June 3, 2016

RANSOMWARE: The greatest IT Security threat to your business at the moment!

Ransomware is a sinister threat to your computer systems, data and business continuity. It’s a computer virus that once on your system, encrypts your data files so you can’t access them. Then you receive a ransom email demanding money in return for the encryption key to regain access to your documents. In simple terms, it’s a computerised blackmail scheme you need to protect your business against.

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April 6, 2016

Succession planning is vital for law firms

It is vital that professional services firms such as law firms make succession planning an integral process within their business which can be achieved by linking it to the firm’s overall business strategy.Leading a professional services firm requires a very different approach to providing a professional service. It is unfair to ask a candidate who […]

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March 30, 2016

3 Changes Affecting the Legal Industry and How Lawyers Can Adapt

There’s no doubt that the legal industry is undergoing a transformation. Only time will tell to what extent these changes impact the future career prospects for young lawyers and law students today. Is the industry merely undergoing an “update” of sorts? Or is this a complete overhaul, where a substantial number of law jobs will disappear […]

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March 21, 2016

Why The Legal Industry Needs to Embrace Technology

The legal system is inherently behind the times. Its entire foundation is built on reactions to happenings in the outside world. When a “wrong” is committed, the legal system reacts by establishing a new rule to punish future wrongdoers for committing the same offense. When something innovative comes along, such as the proliferation of the […]

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March 2, 2016

Time to take gloves off and poach Brexit tech firms

Tech firms employ 700,000 people in London alone. Many of the bigger tech employers in that region – giants such as Microsoft and Google – are known to be uneasy about Britain leaving the European Union’s single market. They think it’s a stupid move that will only hinder business for companies like theirs. For the […]

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