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Legal News Wales, with the help of our special guests, explore the tools, insight and processes that can help law firms in Wales become more resilient, competitive and operationally efficient - whatever the climate throws at us. From technology, wellbeing, pricing, compliance, marketing and leadership to recruitment and retention, this podcast covers it all and is ideal for SME legal practices - including barristers chambers.
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Discover how the Wales office of The Law Society of England and Wales is paving the way for a future-ready legal sector in Wales with Jonathan Davies, Head of Wales. Jonathan talks to our host, Emma Waddingham, editor of Legal News Wales, about the ambitious "Reimagining Justice in Wales 2030" initiative, and shares behind-the-scenes details about the extensive policy work and member engagement strategies shaping the future of legal practices in Wales. Learn about the significance of the...
Conveyancing is known for being a fast-paced, customer-focused area of law, which relies on experience and a whole-team effort. Over the past few years, headlines have focused on wellbeing issues and the impact of new processes and technology for residential property lawyers but what is the reality of a career in Conveyancing in Wales today? In this episode, Emma Waddingham, Editor of Legal News Wales is joined by Hannah Williams and Harry Watson-James from TSR Legal Recruitment to hear ...
In this Conveyancing Week 2024 podcast special, we sat down with Rob Hosier of inCase (and 'recovering conveyancer') to hear how conveyancers are fairing, what conveyancing practices are doing well, the realities of tech adoption, and whether there's more to be done to support this pressured area of legal services. Emma Waddingham, Editor of Legal News Wales asked Rob about the state of play for conveyancers right now, their aspirations, use of technology, what to ask suppliers, and wha...
In this episode, we speak to Dan Kayne, Founder of O Shaped, and Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, Partners at Browne Jacobson about the value lawyers and in-house lawyers can offer organisations beyond legal advice - how this works in practice, the freedoms that need to be given to offer problem solving solutions and the benefits to clients and employers as well as the legal sector itself. Join us for a fireside chat with O Shaped and one of the first law firms to fully embrace its principles...
Join Legal News Wales and accounting and tax specialists from Azets, as we ask how law firms faired financially in 2023, and what they're preparing for in the 2024 - from tax changes to succession planning, join our Editor Emma Waddingham, who sits with David Holden and Iain Sanderson from Azets Cardiff office for this short round up podcast. An ideal listen for business owners and financial directors in the legal sector.For more information and signposting, visit the insights section on lega...
Karen Jones, Director of TSR Legal Recruitment, joins Emma Waddingham, host and Editor of Legal News Wales, for a fireside chat about the legal recruitment market in Wales at the end of 2023 - an exclusive and candid roundup of what employers and candidates have learned about post-pandemic working realities, how the legal sector recruitment landscape has changed in the past six months and the impact this may have on hiring approaches as we head into 2024. For more information and signpos...
In our first podcast with our Community Partner, Azets, our host Emma and her guests Katherine Broadhurst and David Holden, share their first-hand knowledge of the operational and financial challenges that law firms in Wales face – and what lies ahead. In this whistle stop tour of some of the key trends and issues currently affecting legal practices, we also explore the corporate transaction market in Wales and our guests from Azets share their own experience of consolidation and what t...
This episode is ideal for residential conveyancers as we speak to the founders of Welsh-born ntitle - the multi-award winning title investigation specialists. Nicola Davies and Nicola Ashley launched ntitle in 2020, to simplify the title investigation process, to support conveyancers and empower them to do more for their clients, without the added strain of time-consuming title investigation work - often undertaken on evenings and weekends. Our Editor, Emma Waddingham, is joined by the founde...
This episode of the Legal Sector Resilience podcast is with PEXA and it's ideal for property lawyers in Wales. It's one we’ve been looking forward to hosting to explore how PEXA aims to transform the remortgaging and home buying process in Wales and England and specifically its support for law firms and lenders in Wales. With James and Heather from PEXA, I explore what the solution offers to professionals and consumers, and how PEXA addresses the many challenges conveyancers face and help the...
IDEAL PODCAST FOR JUNIOR / ASPIRING LAWYERS! In this episode, Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales, is joined by Ella Watts, award-winning founder of the Ladies of Law network. Ladies of Law aims to empower, support, empower and celebrate all women in law, at all stages of their career. It's nationwide success earned Ella an Inspirational Women in Law Award in 2022. Shortly after, Ella's career shifted from working within the law, to supporting those who work in the sector, and...
In our latest episode, Emma Waddingham, Editor of Legal News Wales & Damon Rands, CEO, PureCyber aim to can the jargon surrounding cyber security, to help the legal sector make sense of what's important when it comes to keeping their data safe and reassuring clients. Understand the common mistakes, and gain the strategy to get your law firm cyber confident and resilient.Damon is known for his passion for raising awareness and understanding of cyber security at all levels, demystifyin...
As 2022 draws to a close, Emma Waddingham, editor of Legal News Wales, invited Karen Jones, Director of our exclusive legal recruitment partner TSR Legal, to join her for a chat; to understand how law firms have approached recruitment this year - what’s been different, the challenges and achievements of the Welsh legal sector (and why it's a victim of its own success), and what she thinks employers and candidates should consider over the winter break as we head into the new year. For mor...
Are you charging for the value you add? In the second episode of our Legal Sector Resilience podcast, we explore a fundamental element of legal services - putting a price on the value lawyers and law firms add, and having the confidence to charge for it. From the client's perspective, their 'outcomes' are based on the problem you solve for them - so if value to the client isn't a time-based measure, and they are happy to pay for the value you bring, why are law firms not considering value bas...
The legal sector in Wales made great gains with the during the pandemic but to sustain the pace of change to help build thriving, competitive and resilient law firms, those investing in tech need to feel confident their investments by knowing wha's best for them, and where to look for help. In our first Legal Sector Resilience Podcast, host Emma Waddingham, Editor of Legal News Wales, speaks to Ieuan Leigh, CEO, Validient to help SME law firms in Wales identify their process problems an...
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