Legal News

Fee-share law firm eyes major domestic and international expansion

A consultant-led law firm has tripled the number of its lawyers in the UK to 90 during the pandemic and opened hubs in Exeter and Dubai as it targets rapid domestic and international expansion.

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SDT chief defends role in policing solicitors’ personal conduct

It is “impossible for solicitors to leave their practising certificates at home completely” when it comes to behaviour in their personal lives, the president of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has said.

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High Court warns uncooperative parties against “litigation warfare”

A High Court judge has warned against “litigation warfare” as he pleaded with the parties in a construction dispute to co-operate in the face of spiralling costs.

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Law Society: Solicitors must not use AI without clients’ consent

Clients should be put at the heart of legal technology by law firms, including being asked for consent before artificial intelligence is deployed, solicitors have been told.

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Another nail in the coffin of solicitors’ undertakings?

Every solicitor knows that an undertaking is serious stuff. Arguably it is the greatest power available to a solicitor – a promise, if broken, that will lead to immediate and serious consequences for the giver.

Litigators reap the benefits of technology adoption

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged many litigators head-first into a new world of digital case management, and virtual and hybrid hearings.

Can data analytics unlock the potential for diversity in the law?

Data, equity and inclusion analytics can play a pivotal role in increasing diversity and inclusion efforts by enabling organisations to effectively identify gaps, prioritise action and measure progress.