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Free Online Resources for Solicitors

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Being a solicitor is hard work, or so we have been told by many clients. Many solicitors struggle to find resources that can help them develop their work, with many firms yet to embrace the digital revolution. With this in mind we have decided to round up our free essential online resources especially for solicitors.

Elexica

Offering registered users with an extensive range of legal information such as checklists, legislative updates and practical guides. Brought to us by leading international law firm Simmons & Simmons the site offers an extensive library of categorised web links, providing information from the firm’s international network of offices. Articles cover a variety of topics, jurisdictions and languages and make it easy for solicitors to find current awareness articles, case reports and practical checklists.

Wiki Mental Health

Used primarily by mental health practitioners, this internet resource looks at mental health in England and Wales. Set up by a mental health solicitor, anyone can contribute to the site which covers case law, and regularly updates commentaries on cases – with links to full text judgements. Solicitors can also read the full text of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other related legislation. The site also explains concepts and jargon used in the field to help provide solicitors with helpful, practical guidance.

Jonny Law Online

Developed by conveyancing solicitor, Jonathan Achampong, Jonny Law Online offers information on commercial property, lease extensions, conveyancing and enfranchisement. The site also offers regularly updated articles on news items and current topics of interest.

e-Bible

Designed to eliminate the everyday issues experienced by solicitors, the e-Bible makes it easy for solicitors to manage their documents. With a clear indexing system the easy to use system allows legal professionals to local specific documents in seconds. All documents are fully text searchable and allows information to be stored on single, or multiple discs meaning it will be difficult for solicitors to lose vital information.

Abuselaw.co.uk

Set up by Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors, this site provides easy to access information for the child and adult survivors of sexual, psychological or physical abuse on all aspects of the complex law area. Offering guidance and an understanding of the English legal system, the website gives solicitors working with abuse victims, information about the legal rights of an abuse survivor. It also gives an explanation of court proceedings, a guide to legal aid and a breakdown about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Adlex Solicitors

Specialists in advising businesses in all things law related on the internet, Adlex Solicitors was founded in 2002 and gives information about trading online, internet law and website law. The website includes vital information such as UK and EU data protection laws and regulation, Internet jargon and contracts and the regulations which apply when trading on the internet.

Founded in 2001 by internet and domain name lawyer, Adam Taylor the website also looks at domain name disputes, domain legal news and website hosting legal issues.

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