Legal News

Legal Ombudsman pilots use of formal mediation

The Legal Ombudsman is running a ‘proof of concept’ pilot as it decides whether to introduce formal mediation as another route to settling dispute between lawyers and their clients.

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Solicitor misled SRA about dubious £1m funder of his firm

A solicitor who misled the Solicitors Regulation Authority about a “dubious” funder he was using to finance his new law firm has been fined £25,000.

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Consortium trials platform that helps choose legal tech

A UK-based magic circle practice is among five law firms to be the first to launch a platform aimed at simplifying the job of adopting advanced legal technology by filtering out products that are unproven,  inefficient, or insecure.

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Law Society NDA advice for public raises fresh questions

The Law Society has launched what it called “a public legal education initiative” to help employees with NDAs – but it appears at odds with both its own guidance to solicitors and that of their regulator.

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Reports

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.

Blog

13 August 2019

Managing internal and external procedures to drive success

Managing a large volume of cases simultaneously with regulation can often prove challenging. But it comes amid a shift towards a more digital approach to case management.

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