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Get solicitors to triage legal problems pro bono, says Law Society

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Solicitors working pro bono could offer a triage system to people who cannot, or think they cannot, afford a lawyer so that they can understand their options for resolving legal disputes, the Law Society has told the new government.

May 22nd, 2015

Slater & Gordon clears final hurdle as FCA approves Quindell acquisiton

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Slater & Gordon’s £637m acquisition of Quindell’s professional services division has cleared its final hurdle after regulatory approval was granted by the Financial Conduct Authority. The transaction is now unconditional and on track for completion “shortly”.

May 22nd, 2015

Judge castigates “by far the worst solicitor witness I have ever seen”

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A judge has launched an extraordinary attack on “by far the worst solicitor witness I have ever seen giving evidence in the witness box”. Edward Abenson told Legal Futures that the judge was “very harsh” on him.

May 22nd, 2015

Legal Futures Report

 

The first in our quarterly Insight series looks at the regulation of legal services and how it is changing.

It explores different reactions to four fundamental changes the profession is having to grapple with this year – the end of hours-based professional development, the arrival of a real choice of regulator, changes to the Separate Business Rule and the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plans to slim down the Accounts Rules and the Code of Conduct.

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The challenge of the always-on consumer

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Monday-Friday, 9-5, is not how the world works anymore. Nowadays customers are driving the interactions they have with businesses, demanding information when and where they want it, on their timescales and in a way that works for them, not in a way that is convenient for the business who wants to deal with them.

May 22nd, 2015