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Signs of recovery as conveyancing firm sets up academy and Law Society predicts strong growth

Nick Masheder

Yorkshire’s largest conveyancing firm has set up a £150,000 training academy after its workload trebled in the past two years. It comes as the Law Society has predicted increased turnover growth in the legal sector this year and next, in part because of the recovering property market.

August 29th, 2014

Lord Chancellors should be judges, APIL argues

Chris Grayling

Lord Chancellors should be recruited from the judiciary and no longer combine the role with that of justice secretary, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has argued.

August 29th, 2014

Former Law Society conveyancing chief to face disciplinary tribunal

Richard Barnett big

Richard Barnett, former chair of the Law Society’s land law and conveyancing committee, has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

August 29th, 2014

Listed Australian PI firm “well placed” for UK expansion

Simon Morrison

The ‘other’ listed Australian personal injury firm – Shine Lawyers – considers itself “well placed” to take advantage of the changing UK legal market, it said yesterday.

August 28th, 2014

Legal Futures Blog

End of an era

Legal Futires

Eight years is a long time at the helm of an organisation like the Law Society, and so as he departs Chancery Lane as its chief executive for the last time, Des Hudson takes a lot of baggage with him. But what is the legacy of a man who started off as a breath of fresh air after taking over from the unpopular Janet Paraskeva, and ended up on the wrong end of a vote of no confidence from the profession?

August 29th, 2014