The future of work: what hybrid means for the legal industry
The legal industry finds itself in the midst of a huge upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic proved that remote working in law works, and the "Great Resignation" has seen legal professionals leaving their firms in search of better life / work conditions. As we rebuild, we must ask if this new hybrid model is here to stay? Read this longform article to find the answer to this burning question.
IR35: what you need to know
The forthcoming changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) are a tricky area to manoeuvre. Fortunately, Flex Legal has you covered!
December 9 2020
Get Ready for Brexit: The Future of UK Data Protection
Following the end of the transition period, Data Protection in the UK will change significantly. Whilst a lot of the details remain unknown, there are still important steps legal teams and businesses should take to prepare. In this post, we break down how you can brace for the rapidly changing tide of data.
November 2 2020
F-LEX to Flex Legal - why we changed our brand
After four fantastic years of F-LEX, it was time to shake things up. We gathered our team and put our heads together. With a new name and a new mission - Flex Legal was born!
July 31 2020
The F-LEX Tech Update: uploading documents yourself
At F-LEX we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for law students looking to break into the legal industry. As such, a lot of the praise we receive is reserved for those closest to our paralegals, the Bookings Team. However, there is so much that goes on behind the scenes that enables the Bookings Team to perform as they do. We have always been proactive in seeking out innovative ways of using technology to increase efficiency. So in this new series of updates, we wanted to give praise to our fantastic team of Tech Gods.
April 23 2020
Joining F-LEX in a pandemic
So I’m now six or so weeks into my new role at F-lex. WHAT A TIME to start a new job! When I said I was looking for a new challenge, this wasn’t quite what I had expected but I’m so pleased to have made the move. Here are some reflections on the first 30 days:
January 31 2020
F-LEX News Bulletin
Round up of F-lex team news and views for January 2020
December 5 2019
F-LEX News Bulletin
Round up of F-lex team news and views for December 2019
July 12 2019
The F-LEX News Bulletin
We have really exciting news for all our Flexers that are looking for a career at the bar. We have a brand new podcast just for you.
May 3 2018
Interviewing the founder of F-LEX, Mary Bonsor
For the first interview, we thought we would ask the Founder of F-LEX, Mary Bonsor, 3 questions about how she set up F-LEX:
Delivering Net Zero and in-house lawyers’ pivotal role
The legal sector has an opportunity to be on the right side of history in helping keep a liveable planet for all. When it comes to delivering climate action, the most important part of the sector are in-house lawyers, due to their direct interface with their organisation; a trusted advisor who can act as a moral compass.
December 18 2020
2020: a big year for Flex Legal!
2020 has been a surreal year for everyone - and Flex Legal has been no different. Despite the challenges, we've emerged stronger than ever. In this retrospective blog post, we reflect on the achievements of 2020 and look ahead to 2021.
November 26 2020
This is me: Harry
Harry Mellor is a multi-talented member of the Flex Legal Sales and Marketing team, and has experienced more sides of the company than perhaps anyone else. In this edition of our 'This is Me' blog series, Harry answers some questions about himself, his work with Flex, and his ambitions for the future.
September 23 2020
Principles for a successful remote paralegal placement
This year our business flipped from paralegals in offices to remote supervision and we’ve learnt a lot from this experience. In light of the recent news that office workers should ‘work from home’ where they can for the next six months, we wanted to share some of our principles for a successful remote paralegal placement
June 5 2020
Black Lives Matter
We all have a responsibility to tackle racial inequality and to try to make a difference together.
March 19 2020
A message to our F-lexers and Clients
January 30 2020
This is me: Ally
Hi! I’m Ally – an Associate on the Commercial Development Scheme here at FLEX. I started out as a paralegal through FLEX at Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). I then moved to working for FLEX part-time while completing the LPC and currently work for FLEX full-time until I start my training contract with Mayer Brown in February!
November 1 2019
F-LEX News Bulletin
This month we are pretty quiet in terms of the comings and goings of team members but we do have some very exciting news!
April 30 2019
F-LEX Commercial Development Scheme
The Commercial Development Scheme is a program for future lawyers, either with or without training contracts, who are looking to hone their commercial skills before they start their legal careers.
Our SQE Journal is now open to everyone!
We've taken the bold decision to make our SQE QWE Journal available to everyone - regardless of whether or not you're on the Flex platform. Learn more about how your SQE Journal can help you qualify!
December 16 2020
What the UK legal industry should know about Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery is a more prevalent problem than we in the UK legal industry might initially think. There are more slaves in the world today than there have ever been. This post explores why this problem is so prevalent, and what we can do about it.
November 10 2020
Flex Legal are partnering with Hyperscale Group Limited!
Two flexible scaling powerhouses - Flex Legal and Hyperscale Group Ltd - have joined forces to offer a one-stop shop to their clients.
August 28 2020
The Flex Legal Tech Update: Availability
We are back with another tech update for you. This month we are letting you know all about our new Availability feature that we hope will improve efficiency and speed.
May 19 2020
Things we've learnt in coronavirus lockdown
At F-LEX, one of our values is positivity so with this in mind, we asked the F-LEX team:What have you loved during lockdown?What have you learnt during lockdown?What will you do differently after lockdown?
March 3 2020
This is me: Louie
Hello! I’m Louie and I’m part of the Commercial Development Scheme here at F-LEX. I am an LLB and LPC graduate working while I apply for training contracts in London.
January 17 2020
For our users....by our users
Having attended the Legal Geek Legal Design conference for the past 2 years, it got us thinking about our users. Had we really had asked our paralegals if they understood what they were signing up to when they joined F-LEX?
August 23 2019
F-LEX News Bulletin
F-LEX turns 3! Yes guys, three years ago two intrepid entrepreneurs began the journey of a life time and a jump into the unknown. From Shoreditch to London Bridge and Manchester, F-LEX has gone from strength to strength.
January 22 2019
Meet the team - James Moore
My background is in software - I previously helped grow a company called Red Gate Software from about 20 people up to 300+ people with offices all around the world.