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Tech industry specialist barrister launches BSB entity

A barrister who specialises in advising technology companies has launched a Bar Standards Board entity to house her employment practice, while the legal group she co-founded is poised to release a product geared to helping clients navigate European data legislation.

May 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

Now BT Law provides employment advice to external clients

BT Law, the alternative business structure launched by BT in March 2013, is providing employment law services to four external clients, it has emerged.

October 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

PI firms outperform all others and are keenest on ABSs, finds ‘state of the nation’ survey

Personal injury firms have weathered the recession better than any other area of practice – and are far more likely to be looking for external investment than any other as well, one of the largest-ever surveys of solicitors’ firms has found. It said employment, family and corporate / commercial specialists also performed better than average.

January 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

City law firm to launch ABS integrating legal advice with HR consulting

A City-based law firm next week launches an alternative business structure (ABS) to offer employers a range of human resources consulting and ‘employee engagement’ services, integrated with its existing legal practice.

September 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Legal Services Board levy set to fall as it reins in costs

The Legal Services Board is planning to reduce its levy on the legal profession by 9% next year, it announced yesterday while outlining its plans for 2012/13 and wider strategic objectives for the next three years.

December 16th, 2011 | Comments Off on Legal Services Board levy set to fall as it reins in costs

Tribunal judges call for regulatory controls over non-lawyer employment advisers

The Legal Ombudsman should have jurisdiction over non-lawyer employment advisers as part of work to improve consumer protection in the field, employment judges have suggested. Their primary concern was the lack of consistency in the redress available to claimants.

December 2nd, 2011 | Comments Off on Tribunal judges call for regulatory controls over non-lawyer employment advisers

The mystery of LawVest

What is LawVest? It’s a question I’ve been asking those behind it for a bit but the information they have released to Legal Futures today has not made things a great deal clearer. They are keeping their model confidential for the time being, which is fair enough. But getting a firm like DLA Piper on board, and particularly Sir Nigel Knowles – who knows a thing or two about taking something small and making it very big – is a statement of significant intent.

October 28th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Top employment law advisers found to have unfairly dismissed legal staff

A leading supplier of outsourced employment law services to thousands of businesses has itself been found to have unfairly dismissed three legal staff after failing to follow proper redundancy procedures.

May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »