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Getting caught up in fraudulent activity is a real risk for law firms, just look at the regular Scam Alerts that are issued by the SRA to see how this is happening; in many cases criminals have hijacked the identities of legitimate law firms and solicitors to further their activities.
It’s a phrase we have almost certainly all used – lawyers or not – “have you got that in writing?” And while lawyers may stake a claim for teaching members of the public to be more savvy when settling a dispute or a complaint, we still see examples of firms suffering after falling to follow their own golden rule.
Leading legal expenses insurer, DAS has appointed Dr Thomas Jannakos as their Chief Finance Officer and board director. He takes over from the recently retired CFO Paul Gibson.
The hard-hitters were out in force at this year’s LawNet awards, with the winning firms all showcasing strategies that are putting them out in front.
It is clear that many firms still don’t consider the risks their people could pose to their businesses, especially outside of normal working hours. Riliance looks at these HR risks within law firms.
Based in Shropshire, PCB Solicitors, have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Broseley, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Knighton, Ludlow, and Worcester, offering expertise across all aspects of private and commercial law. In September 2013 the firm linked up with telephone answering specialist Moneypenny who now assist them with well over 1,000 calls every month.
The Legal Eye team has expanded once again and welcomes the newest member, Tina Gosal.
Specialist law firm Verdant Legal has opted for the Virtual Practices (VP) hosted legal software and outsourced cashiering service just months after its launch.
TM Group, the UK’s leading provider of residential property conveyancing searches has this week been named best building and property internet business in the IBA Awards 2013/14 in recognition of their innovative and effective conveyancing search platform.
Norwich based law firm, Steeles Law has today announced that it has selected ILB, a fully integrated practice and case management system (PCMS) from Advanced Legal, as its new legal technology platform.
Take action to maximise the profitability of your conveyancing transactions, says Redbrick Solutions
The volume of house sales in England and Wales is on the up. According to data published in the Land Registry House Price Index, September 2013, the number of houses sold in July 2013 was up 17% compared to July 2012. In some price bands, the number of completed house sales in July 2013 was over 20% higher than in July 2012.
Eclipse Legal Systems, the UK’s largest independently owned legal IT supplier, has reported record operating results for its 2012/13 financial year.
Team Eclipse completes charity sporting challenges in 2013
Leading West End law practice and international insurance provider to provide after the event insurance
The economy, new market entrants and the demands of the SRA Handbook, leave law firms facing a number of regulatory, organisational and financial challenges. Law firm failures are increasing as the impact of these changes are felt right across the profession.