Legal News

Law firm overturns costs bill misconduct ruling

The rules on misconduct in the CPR do not apply to solicitor/client costs assessments, the High Court has decided in overturning a finding against a Manchester law firm.

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Rugby and football club boss sanctioned by SDT still “fit and proper” owner

The rugby and football club owner sanctioned by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last week says he will be able to continue in those roles as he remains a ‘fit and proper person’.

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Legal Futures Innovation Conference November 2021

Virtual practice rescues firms with insurance and succession issues

A legal business that runs regulated and unregulated law firms alongside each other has made two acquisitions, with up to four more planned in the coming months.

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S&G eyes sale of property, group actions and financial planning arms

Slater & Gordon may sell off its conveyancing, collective actions and financial planning departments as it undergoes a major structural and management reorganisation.

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Microsoft 365’s dirty little secret

Microsoft 365 (formerly called Office 365) is one of the most widely used cloud services in the world, controlling around 48% of the market share for major office suites.

A new route to practice rights for chartered legal executives

Following approval from the Legal Services Board in May 2022, CILEx Regulation has launched an alternative route for chartered legal executives to obtain independent practice rights.

NFTs, the courts and the role of injunctions

In May, news broke that a non-fungible token was the subject of a successful injunction made by the Singapore High Court. The NFT in question is part of the very valuable Bored Ape Yacht Club series.