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Weekly round-up: ABSs, ABSs and more ABSs

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Our weekly round-up of other relevant news from elsewhere finds alternative business structures on the minds of virtually everyone, whether in England, Scotland, Canada or the USA. If one theme emerges, it is that everyone is waking up to the threats and possibilities inherent in them.

September 26th, 2010

Weekly round-up: aptitude tests, Susskind, firms squeezed and overblown reputations

financial squeeze

This week’s round-up of other relevant news and comment on the web takes in reaction to our story on an aptitude test for LPC students, Professor Richard Susskind’s thoughts ahead of an updated version of his book coming out, fears of big financial pressures on law firms, a survey that shows solicitors think too much of their own reputation, and much more.

September 17th, 2010

Weekly round-up: e-commerce, outsourcing, negligence and law firm websites

e-commerce

Our weekly round-up of other interesting regulation/Legal Services Act type stories begins with the Law Society Gazette’s ever-interesting Euro blog by Jonathan Goldsmith, secretary-general of Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. He looks at a European Commission consultation on how it can encourage e-commerce, with lawyers one of the key targets.

August 27th, 2010

Current open consultations

Only two approved regulators currently have open consultations – the Solicitors Regulation Authority on transitional arrangements to its new practising fee arrangements, and the Bar Standards Board on developing authorisation to practise arrangements

March 29th, 2010

Legal Futures Blog

How to protect your firm from ransomware

Adam Curtis Hoowla

One news item has dominated the headlines over the last week – cyber-attacks and, in particular, the WannaCry ransomware. It is a well-known and well-documented fact that the legal industry, and conveyancing in particular, can be a vulnerable and high value target. This ranges from property hijacking – where fraudsters pose as legitimate owners of a property and sell it on without the real owner’s knowledge – to ‘Friday afternoon fraud’, with criminals contacting a busy law firm to ‘update’ their bank details to redirect funds.

May 22nd, 2017