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Fidelity Fund Certificates issued to all legally compliant estate agents
South Africa - EAAB
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has successfully processed and issued Fidelity Fund Certificates (FFC's) to all legally compliant estate agents. EAAB CEO Ms. Mamodupi Mohlala met with Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (REBOSA) chairman Mr. Jan Le Roux on 10 December 2019 to discuss, amongst other things, the timeous issuing of FFC's to legally compliant estate agents.

In terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act all registered estate agents are required to be in possession of a valid FFC to be able to trade.

The EAAB is pleased to announce that by close of business on 20 December 2019, it had processed and issued FFC's to 30 483 fully compliant estate agents who paid within the prescribed period of 1 July to 31 October 2019.

The rise of Lawtech
UK - LegalFutures
Lawtech’ is an increasingly used buzzword in the legal industry as more and more firms switch on to the potential it has. Not to mention the huge amount of investment that’s driving the industry forward at quite a pace! Financial backing has almost tripled over the past two years, with £62m being invested in Lawtech start-ups so far this year.

What does Lawtech actually mean?
The Law Society describes Lawtech as ‘technologies that aim to support, supplement or replace traditional methods for delivering legal services, or that improve the way the justice system operates.’ It consists of forward looking law firms that have these technologies embedded into their operations, and vendors that are developing and providing these services to them.

How to charge what you’re worth and get it
UK - Today's Conveyancer
Christmas is over for yet another year. However, for those who genuinely aspire to become a better version of themselves, the New Year heralds a wonderful opportunity to leave the past well and truly behind. It’s a time to embrace new beginnings.

So what better time to review the often challenging subject of charging what you’re worth and make 2020 the year that you finally crack this.

Whether running your own practice or an employed fee-earner, you are undoubtedly a highly intelligent, skilled individual who cares about what you do, often working long hours to satisfy your clients’ needs.

Like other professionals, you are not immune to the challenges which the business aspect of your work may pose and with the ever-changing legal landscape, this may be even more complicated for lawyers than other professionals.

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