The following Practice Management practice note produced in partnership with Dr David Smith of JMW Solicitors LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Choosing a cloud service provider is only part of the equation; you must also ensure you use the services effectively. This Practice Note explains some of the issues you should consider when choosing and using cloud services.
The first step in choosing a suitable cloud service provider is to consider precisely which services you are proposing to place in the cloud. All cloud services run the risk of downtime. So, choosing an email provider, which may be able to survive periods of downtime, differs from choosing a provider for critical services like a case management or telephone system.
The market is constantly evolving, so it makes sense to consider an overview of what is on offer. IT consultants are available, but it is worth keeping in mind that their choice may be influenced by referral or work arrangements. Ask your consultant to give you two or three recommendations to choose from.
When making a final selection the cloud provider contract will set out the scope of the relationship and services offered. Some key areas will need to be considered carefully, including availability, data control, and security.
Availability or up time is a critical factor in selecting a provider.
Availability needs to be considered in the context of a service that needs to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may be impressed
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
Issue estoppel is a sub-species of the res judicata doctrine (see Practice Note: The doctrine of res judicata). In addition to the general key requirements for establishing a res judicata (see Practice Note: Key requirements to establish a res judicata), this Practice Note considers the specific
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U. For guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For a client letter on
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
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