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Slater & Gordon share price continues to plummet, while UK-listed PI businesses also hit

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Slater & Gordon’s share price continued to tumble in the wake of the Autumn Statement, with another 27% wiped off their value overnight, while National Accident Helpline has also taken a big hit on AIM. The two listed UK alternative business structures with exposure to personal injury have fallen as well – albeit less precipitously.

November 27th, 2015

Solicitors should be able to practise from unregulated firms, SRA suggests

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Practising solicitors should be allowed to deliver advice to the public from unregulated firms, subject to restrictions, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has suggested as part of a phased review of how it regulates both individuals and organisations.

November 27th, 2015

Ex-partners fined for exchanging offensive emails

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The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has fined three former partners who sent each other emails containing offensive comments about colleagues over several months. It said the emails contained “derogatory and hurtful comments about individuals, including some colleagues, which were based on gender, sexual orientation and/or race”.

November 27th, 2015

Legal Futures Report


The fourth issue of Legal Futures Insight takes on arguably the biggest issue in the market today: what technology means for legal practice.

The purpose is not to look at what has become commonplace technology, but instead to look to the future, such as to artificial intelligence. We investigate how advanced data processing and contract analysis have delivered some spectacular results already, while virtual assistants could lead to a new breed of ‘knowledge worker’, who will not be a lawyer or accountant. Is AI the end of the lawyer, or actually liberation from more routine work?

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Where now for PI lawyers?

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It is two years and one month since the coalition government decided not to raise the small claims limit for personal injury from £1,000 to £5,000. The then justice secretary, Chris Grayling, told Parliament in October 2013 that there were “good arguments” for increasing the limit “to raise incentives to challenge fraudulent or exaggerated insurance claims”.

November 26th, 2015