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September 2007

E-mail Essentials

One of e-mail’s greatest benefits is that you can communicate quickly and easily withemail essentials just about anybody. However, one of its biggest challenges is that we think we can write quickly and easily without checking. As a result, our e-mail is often badly composed, too long or too brief, contains spelling and grammatical errors and even goes to the wrong person if we pressed the wrong button too quickly!

Managing Your Boss

manage your bossHow to build a productive and mutually beneficial relationship with your manager

Your manager is the single biggest factor in determining whether your working life is a joy or a misery. It is often said that people do not quit organisations, they quit bosses.

Common Will Problems - Part Two

Witnessing and Execution of Wills - How to avoid disappointing theCommon will problems beneficiaries

In the second of a series of articles which look at best practice tips we will consider how simple administrative errors in the witnessing and execution of Wills can give rise to negligence claims against legal practices.

Witnessing a Will

A Virtually Perfect Partnership for Legal Secretaries

The ever-increasing rate of technological advances means that we can access information and communicate with each other at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day. This round-theclock and remote or online access opens up a world of possibilities for those of us involved in a full-time career, who perhaps want to expand our skill set, enhance our ability to perform in a current role or are thinking of starting our own business.

Improving Profile and Visability

In a perfect world, people would judge us by results and the quality of our work.Improve your profile However, life isn't perfect. People who work hard and are loyal can be overlooked for promotion or pay rises – while those doing a good PR job on themselves tend to be thanked and appreciated more often.

So here are the top ten tips to get yourself noticed:

HIPs are here

Home Information PacksHow Home Information Packs (HIPs) are affecting the house-buying process in England & Wales

Searching the Web with Google

The Web is a big place, harbouring at least 70 million websites consisting of at least 19 billion individual pages and that's just an estimate. With so much information floating around it can be quite difficult to filter out the noise from the good stuff.