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Recent Legal Changes in Stamp Duty

As of 4 December 2014, new stamp duty rates will be in place for anyone buying a house anywhere in the UK. These new rates have been introduced to reduce stamp duty for most people buying a home and to make the charges fairer for everyone. You will be affected by the new rates if you buy a residential property in the UK which costs you over £125,000.

Legal Secretaries Invited to Join New Social Media Platform

Legal Secretaries are being invited to join a new social networking site for the legal services sector.

Mootis – mootis.co.uk – has been launched by award-winning silk Bill Braithwaite QC. 

Commenting on the launch of Mootis, Chairman Bill Braithwaite QC said:

“Sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook are hugely successful, but we feel the world of legal services is large enough to warrant its own bespoke platform.”

Improve Your Memory

It is not uncommon for law students to complain that they struggle to remember all the case names and Acts of Parliament that make up the legal rules in the UK. There are lots of different kinds of memory techniques that you can try, and we have set out below a few for you to consider using.

Don’t worry if you find that a technique does not work for you, as this is a personal skill and you need to find out what suits your own individual learning style.

The Importance of Good Reading and Writing Skills

Reading and writing skills may seem a topic more suited to school children, but foundation skills like these are so important that you should always consider if there is room for improvement.

Let’s start with writing skills. Whether you are preparing a document for your portfolio or making a job application, a quick review of your basic English skills can avoid simple mistakes in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Analysing the Employment Law Updates of 2014

2014 was a year of extremely important changes in the field of employment law, with various updates having been made as well as the introduction of new legal ideas. Listed below are the most notable changes which have taken place during 2014 that you should be aware of.

TUPE Reforms

3 Law Blogs You Need to Be Reading

When working in a fast-paced industry like law, it’s vital to keep up with all the latest news, views and developments. Thankfully, there are some clever legal eagles out there who run some pretty impressive blogs filled with all the latest information. We’ve chosen a few of our favourites that you simply must be reading.

Roll on Friday

Getting to Grips with Social Media

Generally speaking, most companies use social media for marketing purposes. In addition to this, it’s worth remembering that social media can also function as an important part of your customer service and public relations department.

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