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Fast-growing law firm throws accountancy services into the mix

Michael Gahan

Fast-expanding multi-office law firm HCB has joined forces with a firm of accountants in a bid to provide “joined-up professional services”. HCB chief executive Mike Gahan has taken a 51% stake in Hatch.

April 24th, 2014

Ratings-driven legal research website goes live

my learned friend

A legal research website which relies on crowdsourcing and ranks content according to user ratings, launched this week. My Learned Friend is backed by £60,000 of funding from a local technology investor.

April 24th, 2014

Would you like a will with your beans? Supermarket law becomes a reality

Axess Law office

The prospect of law firms opening offices in supermarkets has become a reality in Canada, with a practice opening three within stores of retail giant Walmart amid plans to take the concept ‘coast to coast’.

April 24th, 2014

Is world’s largest ‘find a lawyer’ service coming to the UK?

Mark Britton

The world’s largest lawyer rating website could be heading for the UK after raising £22m in new capital, Legal Futures can reveal. Avvo, a US-based company, applies its proprietorial rating to more than 97% of lawyers in America.

April 23rd, 2014