Legal News

PI firms merge to take on 2020 reform upheaval

Personal injury firms in Sheffield and Macclesfield have merged and created a new alternative business structure as they bid to ride out the upheaval of next year’s reforms.

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“Testosterone overdose” deterring women from profession

Support for diversity initiatives has come from the upper levels of the barristers’ profession, with a top QC warning of a “teststerone overdose” in the wake of criticism of how some men behave.

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From law student to partner in less than 12 months

A trainee chartered legal executive has spoken about how she is due to become a partner in a law firm less than 12 months after finishing her law degree.

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New SRA chair to dial down calls for total independence

The new chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to dial down its strident calls for complete structural independence from the Law Society. Anna Bradley was speaking six weeks into the job.

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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.


21 February 2019

The art of being honestly dishonest

The concept of dishonesty within the legal profession has always struck me as particularly inflexible. This is not without good reason, as it is a foundation of our profession that no solicitor should ever act dishonestly.

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