Two QCs, Michael Fordham and Phillippa Kaufmann, have been named by US analysts Premonition as the barristers with the highest win rates in the senior courts, Legal Futures can reveal. The top law firm was also named.
The removal of regulatory restrictions on in-house lawyers could provide greater access to justice for consumers, the Legal Services Board has said. It also warned the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board that the reviews of the rules for in-house lawyers they are starting “will need to be far reaching”.
The lack of guidance on the phrase ‘public interest’ in the context of legal regulation potentially makes it meaningless and wastes an opportunity to remind corporate lawyers they are not “mere service providers”, according to an academic.
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Cloud computing is proliferating the legal sector as firms see the benefits of having effective business continuity procedures in place and being able to offer staff more flexibility around how and where they work. But while most firms strive to put the protection of client information and data at the top of their priority list, how many firms actually have full knowledge about their provider? And how many are compliant with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s (SRA) code of conduct?