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Litigation specialists to become fourth firm to list on AIM

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City law firm Rosenblatt is to become the fourth law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, it announced today. The 19-partner commercial law firm, best known for its litigation work, is to be admitted on 8 May, joining Gateley, Gordon Dadds and Keystone Law.

April 23rd, 2018

Big law firms, Law Society and top academics back launch of major lawtech incubator

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A host of leading law firms, the Law Society and universities have teamed up with Barclays Bank to launch the most significant lawtech incubator in the UK to date. The ‘Eagle Lab’ will open soon in Notting Hill, in west London, with the aim of creating a centre of excellence.

April 23rd, 2018

Legal market “inept” at dealing with vulnerable consumers, says watchdog

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The legal market has proven “inept” at responding to the needs of vulnerable consumers and its regulators are not coming up with a strategy to tackle the problem, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has said. The watchdog said it was also concerned that regulators were not thinking about consumer confusion sufficiently as they looked to make the market more flexible.

April 23rd, 2018

Legal Futures Report

 

The working practices of property lawyers have changed little since the 19th century. Many aspects of the conveyancing process remain offline – documents are still on paper and the data entered manually. The commercial transaction process is laborious, slow and expensive, and both the client and firm are losing out as a result, a maddening […]

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Why your firm should support working mothers to the hilt

Georgina Hamblin

If you are going to balance the demands of work and childcare, and stay sane, you need to adapt, and with any luck your firm will adapt with you. In doing so you will both win, and your respective productivity will soar. When I had my son, I realised just how lucky I was. Not only did I have the incredible support of my, and my husband’s, family through this life-changing time, but I had a firm that offered me complete flexibility and control over my return to business life.

April 19th, 2018