Legal News

Professor Elizabeth Smart 1

University creates ABS to fuse law degree with work experience

Sheffield Hallam University has set up a standalone law firm so it can offer a law degree that incorporates mandatory work experience into every year of the course.

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“Time for quotas” to boost ranks of women partners

It is time to impose quotas on law firms for the number of women at both equity partner and management level as “years of talking” about diversity have failed to drive sufficient change.

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Government pumps £6m into legal AI and analytics projects

The government has awarded grants totalling over £6.4m to 18 legal artificial intelligence and data analytics projects. The projects span the whole range of legal services, from City firms to a CAB.

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‘New Law’ pioneer Axiom set to float

Leading alternative legal services provider Axiom Law is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange in what could prove the most significant move in the so-called ‘New Law’ market to date.

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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.


18 February 2019
John Espley LEAP

E-signatures: A sign of the times

Using the internet or a smartphone app has become second nature to most of us and handling legal transactions digitally should be no different. The emergence of e-signatures is making this a reality.

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