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Exclusive: Ground-breaking ‘win rate’ research reveals top-performing litigators

Toby Unwin

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.

July 30th, 2015

Reform of in-house lawyer regulation could improve consumer access to justice, says LSB

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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”.

July 30th, 2015

Public interest duty makes corporate lawyers “more than mere service providers”

Steven Vaughan Birmingham Law School

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.

July 30th, 2015

Legal Futures Report

 

The second issue of Legal Futures Insight explores some of the big changes shaping the future of conveyancing. With award-winning marketing, massive investment and a later than expected launch, Veyo has finally arrived. Leading conveyancers, including the head of a top five firm, the new president of the Law Society and licensed conveyancers myhomemove give their very different reactions.

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The questions law firms should be asking their cloud computing providers

Nigel Wright

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?

July 29th, 2015