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Barrister sets up BSB-regulated firm to work for City solicitors


A barrister has set up a limited company, regulated by the Bar Standards Board, to work as a consultant for a leading City law firm. Jane Walshe said she was the first barrister to be authorised to work in this way.

September 4th, 2015

Co-operative Legal Services records small profit as recovery continues

Lindsay Fowke

The slow recovery of Co-operative Legal Services remains on track after it announced a “small underlying profit” of £200,000 for the first six months of 2015. In the same period last year, the poster-child of alternative business structures recorded a £5.1m loss.

September 4th, 2015

Government-funded legal apprenticeships set to start next year

Sheila Kumar

Legal apprenticeships funded by the government are on course to start next September, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers have confirmed.

September 4th, 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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Defining the unique role of the lawyer

Ken Grady

As you work through the disaggregation process, parcelling out pieces of a case or lawsuit left and right, you should come back to a key question: what is the lawyer’s role? Whether the disaggregating entity is a law firm or law department, you must ask what that entity – and more specifically, the lawyers at that entity – should not send out and why.

September 4th, 2015