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OECD urges competition bodies to help open up legal markets to disruptive innovators

Regulation of lawyers across the developed world is under pressure from technological and other disruptions, and national competition authorities should seize the opportunity to guarantee market access for new entrants, the OECD has advised.

May 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Competition and Markets Authority mulls review of legal sector

The Competition and Markets Authority is considering whether to launch a review of the legal services market, it has emerged. It was a report in 2001 by its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading, which began the process that led to the Legal Services Act 2007.

November 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

BIS mulls ban on law firms and third-party funders launching new collective actions

Law firms and third-party funders will not be allowed to initiate group actions for breach of competition law – and such cases will be exempt from the move towards allowing solicitors to work on a contingency fee basis, under proposals published this week by the government.

April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »

Minister behind ABSs warns over the threat they pose to legal ethics

Lord Falconer, who as Lord Chancellor steered the Legal Services Act through Parliament, last week warned about the challenges alternative business structures provide for “the preservation of legal ethics”.

February 20th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Spreading your wings

North Yorkshire firm Coles turned to technology to make its services more accessible and affordable, explains Epoq, a Legal Futures Associate.

February 16th, 2010 | No Comments »

Service with an e-smile

The experience of north-west law firm Farleys shows how an online service delivery capability can help law firms meet the challenges presented by the Legal Services Act, explains Epoq, a Legal Futures Associate.

February 16th, 2010 | No Comments »