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Automating Payroll

Automating Payroll

How Automating Payroll can enhance your business’ offering For many organisations staff costs and the administrative burden of managing staff can be the primary barrier to growing your business and providing for existing customers. Manual payroll practices are workable for smaller firms with negligible staff turnover, although for any organisation above a micro-business the time lost is simply an unnecessary cost. Building a smooth recruitment, retention and payroll capability early-on for your business, be you self-employed or part of a

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Modern Payments for Law Firms

Modern Payments for Law Firms Law Firms like any organisation in business need to be paid – ideally on time. Not being paid on time can result in your firm having to inflate costs to make up for late payment, or make significant cuts to services (be it for staff or customers) on account of a lack of cash. Using traditional methods of payment such as an invoice and BACS transfer can also leave your firm open to fraud, read more

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Legal Aid Software

Legal Aid Software: Practice Management Practice Management Systems are so much more than software, they have to plug-in to your existing systems and give you room to grow your business. When it comes to law firms who accept Legal Aid anything they use needs to be cost-effective, stable and worthwhile in the long-run. Clio for Legal Aid is Legal Aid software which enables your firm to flourish, and accept instructions in an efficient and meaningful way. One challenge which Legal

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Technology for LawCentres

Is there a ‘right’ technology for LawCentres? At Hayachi Services we firmly believe that Enterprise Open Source benefits our customers, in fact it does – it provides more relevant and cost-effective technology for many of our legal clients. There isn’t necessarily a ‘right’ technology for LawCentres but we would lean on recommending proven technologies. Designing accessible systems is a must for LawCentres because many of your service-users will naturally be susceptible to external stressors and will also often use a

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Legal Contract Automation

What is Contract Automation? Automation is often thought of as a topic far too complex for businesses to be able to benefit from without significant initial investments. This is simply not the case. As a Red Hat Business Partner we have assisted organisations of all sizes implement cutting-edge automation solutions on IT infrastructure, namely because legal services providers need to have a strong foundation before adopting a new technology. Automation often starts small and this applies equally to legal contract

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Chambers Cybersecurity: retaining business

Why your Chambers Cybersecurity posture affects retention of business The results of a GOV.UK survey(external link) released in March 2020 re-established that cyber security breaches are becoming ever more frequent. The UK Government found 46% of UK businesses and charities reported a cyber-attack during the year. Of those, 33% claimed they experienced a successful cyber-attack against their systems at least once a week in 2020 – up from 22% in 2017. This of course also applies to Barristers’ Chambers – and when you are self-employed there are two things you need to

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Agile Working and Tablet Computers

Agile Working using flexible solutions Many of our legal clients are facing significant challenges retaining their junior staff, as explored by Law and Broader founder Chrissie Wolfe. Many of these new hires are familiar with remote working, relaxed about data transfer and expect their employers to embrace more agile working practices such as only needing to be physically present in the office two days a week. Achieving this while maintaining high levels of service, accommodating for clients who require in-person

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LegalTech depends on sound workflows

LegalTech is more than just technology LegalTech (sometimes referred to as ‘LawTech’) is not just a technology – after all it is the case that anyone can install software although this does not make it useful in itself. Any Digital Transformation project requires a significant amount of listening in order to actually identify which processes work, which don’t and where things can be improved.  A culture of Continuous Improvement needs to be engendered across an organisation, otherwise IT Projects can

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The Sky’s the limit – how your legal practice can benefit from cloud services

Cloud Services and the legal industry Firstly, when we talk about the Cloud at Hayachi Services we really mean a Secure Cloud. If your Cloud isn’t secure, don’t use it. If you want to learn more about the different kinds of Cloud, please refer to this page. Many vendors now offer Cloud-hosted services and indeed they recommend it, from iManage to SelectLegal the ‘new’ or rather ‘latest’ versions of their solutions are the Cloud-delivered ones. It is important to speak

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Not investing in Digital Transformation? That’s the problem.

Digital Transformation is your future 60-80% of a company’s average IT budget goes into keeping legacy technology running. The Law Society have an excellent report on lawtech adoption that we highly recommend you read, by and large the issue is that law firms of all sizes experience a lack of oversight and expertise to adopt lawtech despite wanting to. Without an IT Refresh at regular intervals, every three to five years for example, existing systems become older, bulkier and in ill

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