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High Court imposes restraint order on “obsessional” litigant who targeted lawyers

The High Court has imposed an extended civil restraint order on an “obsessional” libel litigant who sent over 100 text messages to the mobile phone of a partner at Pinsent Masons acting for Google UK. She also made complaints to professional bodies.

July 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

Government not keen on more regulation, warns LSB chief – despite issues around unregulated providers

The new government is not keen to extend regulation of legal services, including will-writing, the chief executive of the Legal Services Board (LSB) has warned. Richard Moriarty said innovation was key to tackling the “trilemma” facing legal services.

July 10th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

SMEs search the internet first when seeking specialist legal help, Google survey finds

Owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses begin by searching the internet when looking for specialist legal help, a survey by Google has found. Individuals still preferred to rely on friends. Meanwhile, the use of mobile devices to search for law firms is “going bananas”.

July 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

Top personal injury consortium paying Google £8m a year

InjuryLawyers4u, the leading law firm marketing consortium, is paying Google £8m a year, it has emerged. Andrew Twambley, director of InjuryLawyers4U and managing partner of Amelans, said the consortium was spending £3m four years ago.

June 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Google: two million legal searches made every day in UK

Two million online searches on legal subjects are made every day in the UK, according to a senior Google executive, who went on to advise lawyers that their future clients would increasingly be reached through video and mobile technology.

June 18th, 2014 | No Comments »