Legal News

New consolidator enters market with plans to build £100m firm

A new consolidator entered the legal market yesterday after a private equity company bought an Essex law firm with the aim of creating a £100m group over the next four to five years.

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Government promises “integrated online dispute resolution”

More “innovative technologies” and an “integrated online dispute resolution process” have been promised by the Ministry of Justice in a fresh bid to reduce the amount of litigation.

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Partner who lied to SRA and indemnity insurer is struck off

A partner who lied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and her indemnity insurer, and allowed her firm to continue trading without insurance, has been struck off.

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Phil Hodgkinson

Volume litigation business targets 30,000 new cases a year

PURE Business Group – which owns two alternative business structures – is targeting a 150% increase in new instructions to 30,000 a year after securing a multi-million-pound funding facility.

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Assessing partner profits – changes afoot

The way in which partnership profits are assessed is set to change with the introduction of Making Tax Digital, and the intention is that the basis period will change.

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.