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£1.2m in “irregular” payments made to Legal Ombudsman staff, says MoJ

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The Ministry of Justice has declared more than £1.2m of payments made to staff at the Legal Ombudsman in the years since it was established to be “irregular”.

January 30th, 2015

“I want to dominate the market,” says entrepreneur as he secures £12m funding for clin neg ABS

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An entrepreneur has revealed plans to combine a claims management company, a consumer website and the clinical negligence department of a top 100 firm to form a market-dominating alternative business structure.

January 30th, 2015

Conveyancers overtake family lawyers in complaints league table

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Conveyancers have usurped family lawyers as the main cause of complaints to the Legal Ombudsman, its annual report has revealed. But it also urged lawyers to think twice before pushing for formal decisions rather than accepting informal resolutions to complaints.

January 30th, 2015

International insurance group to launch ABS for corporate clients

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Thomas Miller, an international group of companies providing specialist insurance, investment and professional services, is to launch an alternative business structure next month.

January 29th, 2015

Legal Futures Report


This first Legal Futures Special Report, in association with Thomson Reuters, examines the changing face of City law firms. It demonstrates how far City law firms have moved in a relatively short period of time, mainly (but not exclusively) in response to the recession and the demands of their clients.

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Artful engagement


Engagement – something which brands talk about, consumers want more of and now lawyers are striving to achieve. Unlike other service industries that focus their client retention campaigns around maintaining a high level of engagement, law firms are better known for maintaining a low profile.

January 29th, 2015