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ARK prides itself on being a thought leader in its areas of expertise. Here you will find blogs written by the ARK team as well as by our external subject matter experts, speakers and authors. We hope you enjoy our short articles. Please feel free to share them with your networks.

Current awareness provision: New lawyers and emerging technology demand change

by Catherine Jackson, Knowledge Manager, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Demonstrate the benefits of sharing knowledge to fee earners

by Sophie Brookes, PSL Partner, Gateley plc

10 ways to make legal apprenticeships work for you

by Rachel Brushfield, Talent Liberator, EnergiseLegal

It's About People, Process and Technology

by Nick Stone, ARK Group Conference Producer

Frank Maher: Firms must show they are innovating to meet changes in advance

by Frank Maher, partner, Legal Risk LLP

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Is this the "uberisation" of the law profession?

by Nick Stone (ARK Group Conference Producer) and Edward Bowes (ARK Group Editorial Assistant)

Uniting your business development and library teams

by Lance Sapsford, Business Development and Marketing Director, Ince & Co

How lawyers are using disruptive thinking to deliver for clients

by Counsel Amanda Onions

Why growth is fundamental to success?

Andrew Hedley, Hedley consulting, shares his comprehensive standpoint on how growth equals success for the future of law firms.

ARK Group shortlisted in four categories for the Conference Awards 2016



Compliance, a dynamic process

Tracey Calvert explains why one-off firm level accreditation is not enough to maintain compliance

Compliance learning: Finding value in the differences 



What is the best way to gain experience of judgement and decision making in legal services compliance?

Millennials: How to prepare for tomorrow's power generation at your firm



Interview with Sarah Sladek, contributing author to ARK's book Generation Shift: Recruiting, Managing and Retaining the Millennial Lawyer 

Tracey Calvert Interview  



Interview with compliance expert Tracey Calvert ahead of her chairing Regulatory compliance for small law firms and alternative business structures conference in March 2016

Chrissie Lightfoot Interview  

An inspirational woman entrepreneur, a solicitor (non -practising), consultant and regular international keynote speaker, Chrissie Lighfoot participated in the panel discussion Leveraging digital data growth with artificial intelligence (AI) in legal services at ARK's Legal IT conference that took place on 28 January 2016.

Ahead of the conference she answered some questions on AI in legal services, how firms can be doing more and what to expect from the panel discussion.

Law firms should be agile: The future of knowledge management in law firms     

Nicky Leijtens, a Professional Support Lawyer (Innovation & Service Design) at NautaDutilh in the Netherlands discusses where she thinks the future of successful KM in law firms lies, and why all law firms should become more agile.

Anti-money laundering: The SRA and NCA encourage self-reliance    



The political context around money laundering in the legal sector is complex says Leah Darbyshire.

3 cyber security risks you need to be aware of    



What action does your company need to take to ensure your staff know the risks associated with cybercrime? Here Mark Johnson, a certified information security manager and open-source intelligence expert, identifies 3 of the most significant cyber security risks that could be affecting your organisation right now.

The future of 'Bring Your Own Device'   

by Mark Johnson, Cybercrime and Open Source Intelligence professional

Interview: Tracey Calvert  



With the publication of her book In House Ethics in Practice, Tracey provides a practical, easy-to-read guide on the ethical behaviour that is expected of in-house lawyers. As the only book currently on the market dealing with the subject, we asked for her thoughts about the current regulatory issues facing in-house counsel and what can be done to stay on the right side of the regulator.