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Here we have created articles on law, technology, mental health and history which we believe you will find engaging, interesting and surprising.
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The Seventh

The complicated story of "Tokyo Rose," the seventh person convicted and sentenced for treason in the United States....

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The Bequest

Who is John Smithson? And what does he have to do with preserving history?...

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Convert PDF to text on the fly with OCR

Right now, new technology is making it easier for lawyers to work with digitised documents. Most lawyers are familiar with pdfs: the standard file format for storing scanned documents, as...

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She Did It Her Way

Suffragist and Temperance Movement leader Amanda Way predated many better-known figures of both movements...

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Digital Detox

Casedo is a tech company, and so more than most we can suffer from 'overtech' and find that we spend most of our time on screens, gadgets and other 'labour-saving'...

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PDF types – How many are there?

Depending on the way the file originated, PDF documents can be categorised into 3 different types, however we found 8 different pdf data types. How the PDF was originally created...

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You are what you eat.

Katie McKenna delves into what we're all made of: In my case, I must be chocolate.  In all honesty, our reality is driven by what we consume daily and I’m not...

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What kind of work do you do?

Part One in the series "You need the right tools to minimise the document admin you’re not aware you’re doing, and get on with your actual work, your deep work"....

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Manumission Before Emancipation

Robert Carter III did something the Founding Fathers never did - he manumitted his enslaved people almost 100 years before the Emancipation Proclamation....

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Legal Legerdemain

While Houdini was a magician by trade, he had several other interests such as film and aviation. He was also an innovator, seeking to improve existing items with an escapist...

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Counsel on Trial

On April 18, 1857, Clarence Darrow was born in Kinsman, Ohio.  The name is likely familiar, as Darrow was one of the most famous lawyers of his day.  In his...

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A Reluctant First

In the early 1800s, as settlers from the newly-formed United States set forth into the lands west of the original colonies, their plans of manifest destiny were delayed by the...

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From Barrister to Legal Tech Innovator

Ross Birkbeck talks about his unconventional journey from video editing to law. After realising something was missing in his work flow, Ross talks about his story of designing Casedo. ...

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How to build an argument

How to build an argument

It doesn’t matter what the context is – a court submission, an advice to a client, or a letter to a colleague – building a convincing argument involves some fundamental...

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BAME at the Bar

Black Lives Matter in 2020 highlighted the disparity in our society and the legal profession is not exempt. An old boys club underpinned by uneven playing fields; the legal sector...

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Recent Changes in the Law

The legal sector has evolved rapidly in recent years. Gizem Akilli writes that there have been particularly significant developments in areas of employment law, GDPR and the legal tech landscape....

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5 Best Tools for Law Students

Gizem Akilli made law students and legal professionals a list of invaluable apps that she thinks can help. Here are the top 5 tools that she relied on throughout her...

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