Legal News

Pioneering local authority shared legal service eyes ABS move

A pioneering shared legal service providing advice to seven councils in the East Midlands is set to create the latest local authority alternative business structure.

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SRA: Law firm harassment cases behind majority of NDA complaints

More than half of the reports received by the SRA about the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination or harassment cases relate to claims made within law firms, it has emerged.

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Solicitor fined £8,000 for second drink-driving conviction

A solicitor with a previous conviction for drink-driving has been fined £8,000 after she was caught again, having failed to learn from her first offence, a disciplinary tribunal decided.

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PI solicitors who breached referral fee ban tried to blame SRA

Two personal injury lawyers who tried to blame “unhelpful” ethics guidance from the Solicitors Regulation Authority for paying banned referral fees have been fined by a tribunal.

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No larger firm can ignore the demands of innovation – that was the clear message from our most recent roundtable: “The law firm of the future”, sponsored by LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. It comes in many forms, predominantly but not just technology, and is not simply a case of automating process. Expertise and process are not mutually exclusive.


25 April 2019

GDPR and Brexit – a view from the European Commission

I recently met with officials from the European Commission to discuss what Brexit will mean for GDPR compliance, including the current extension until the end of October.

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