Legal News

BSB outlines concern over post-virus ‘virtual’ chambers

Some chambers may choose to continue operating virtually once the Covid-19 crisis passes, with “significant implications” for their support services and collegiality.

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Law firm unlocks new funding to develop redaction tool

Weightmans has become the first law firm to secure Bridging for Innovators funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, which will help it develop a legal redaction tool.

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Signs of market “stabilising” but listed firms cut dividends

There are “early signs” that the market is stabilising after the initial impact of lockdown saw instructions fall 20%, listed firm Knights has said. But it will not pay a dividend, while Rosenblatt has cut its payout.

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Shut-down firm ordered to pay former staff £375,000

A law firm shut down by its regulator last year has been ordered to pay former staff £375,000 for multiple employment law breaches.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO. We are at a time when insurers, solicitors, clients and litigation funders work ever more closely to create funding packages that work for all of them, with conditional fee and even damages-based agreements now part of many law firms’ armoury.


22 May 2020

Reform delay gives time for issues to be resolved

The announcement that the Civil Liability Act, and the changes which come with it, will not now be implemented until April 2021 is sensible and welcome.

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