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Go back to the drawing board, Susskind tells conveyancers

Future for Lawyers conference at RBS

Conveyancers should set up a project to plan the future of their industry and start with a “blank sheet of paper”, Professor Richard Susskind has said. Conveyancing would look “radically different” a decade from now, he argued, and it was a mistake to think that this would be achieved by “leisurely evolution”.

December 9th, 2016

CJC group urges government to consider online system for PI small claims

Man Helps Injured Woman with her Neck Brace

Personal injury claims that fall into an enlarged small claims track under government reforms should be dealt with online rather than in court, an expert Civil Justice Council group has suggested to the Ministry of Justice. It said that moving cases to the county court would be the “worst answer” to the many problems the idea could cause.

December 9th, 2016

News in brief: Solicitors in hot water over dodgy investment schemes, disqualified barrister disbarred and much more

Dr Jane Martin

We round up news stories from the week we haven’t had room to cover, including more sanctions for solicitors caught up in dodgy investment schemes, a new chair for the Legal Services Consumer Panel, a barrister being disbarred over payments to himself, advice on price transparency, and much more.

December 9th, 2016

Legal Futures Report


This Legal Futures roundtable report, published in association with LexisNexis, looks at what we call ‘the value proposition’ – how innovative firms have set upon a distinctive path and are ploughing them with vigour and success.