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Business services giant blames SRA rules for scuppering ABS plans

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Peninsula Business Services, one of the largest unregulated providers of legal services in the country, has blamed Solicitors Regulation Authority rules for scuppering its plans to set up an alternative business structure. The company provides employment law, HR and health and safety advice to over 30,000 small businesses in the UK.

July 31st, 2015

Growing medical negligence marketing collective launches £1m TV campaign

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A growing medical negligence marketing network has launched a £1m TV advertising campaign that aims to differentiate itself from other firms that “lack transparency when dealing with clients”. The first instalment of the campaign premiered during an ad break for Coronation Street.

July 31st, 2015

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

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