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June 2008

Backing Up Your Personal Files

Have you ever searched your Documents folder for hours, looking for that old copy of your CV, only to realise that it was one of the many files you lost when you took your laptop back to the Computer Mega Store to have it fixed? You may remember the embarrassment on the techy’s face when he explained how they managed to destroy the entire contents of your hard drive while they were replacing a missing key on your keyboard.

Coping Under Pressure

Coping under pressureThe phone is constantly engaged. The taxi ignores you. Your train is late. Why do minor hassles like these have the potential to make us uptight? Maybe it's because we're tightly wound already and can't find the pressure relief valve. We all live and work in a pressured world - pressure over money, commuting, technology, looking good, eating well.

ILSPA Members' Working Lives

Legal Secretaries help with the smooth running of law firms and can work inA day in the life of a legal secretary barristers’ chambers, local authorities, law courts and with the police. They hold a wealth of professional skills and overall they must be excellent secretaries with an understanding of law and legal procedures, computer literate, have good communication and organisational skills, an eye for detail and professional acumen.

A Century Later

A Centuary LaterDNA Proves a Hanged Man Was Innocent

‘It is one of the most notorious cases in British legal history, the story of an apparently mild-mannered doctor who poisoned and dismembered his showgirl wife, then fled across the Atlantic with his young lover – only to be caught after a sharp-eyed captain recognized him from the newspaper,’ writes Martin Hodgson in The Guardian of 17th October 2007.

Hodgson tells the story thus:

Employment Law Update

Employment LawA Round Up of Recent Developments

With a new Employment Bill working it way through Parliament and expected to come into force in April 2009 we have focused on a few of the Bills main provisions. There have also been a number of recent developments in relation to protection from harassment at work.

The Employment Law Bill

Preparing to Write a Report

Everyone has to write a report at some stage in their career. A well written report canWriting a report further your career, since people see not only the content and well reasoned arguments or recommendations, but also the confidence and clarity with which it is written.