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Budget documents indicate that whiplash reform is “coming soon”

Carson Kaye, Solicitors, London

The government’s whiplash reforms will have to be published soon to meet Treasury forecasts published with Wednesday’s Budget, a leading insurance law firm has suggested. BLM said the material “appears to indicate that government expects to implement these reforms before April 2019”.

November 24th, 2017

Solicitor who faked SRA email to help trainee qualify is struck off

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A solicitor has been struck off for dishonestly creating a false email that he sent to a law firm supervising his wife’s training contract, purporting to be from a Solicitors Regulation Authority authorisation officer. He claimed its purpose was to break a logjam preventing his wife from completing her training.

November 24th, 2017

Lawyers more concerned with access to profit than justice, says union boss

Tony Rupa LF Conf 2017

The co-founder of the only wholly owned trade union alternative business structure has described the legal sector as not concerned with the general public’s access to justice but “access to profit”. He said the legal industry still “seems to be obsessed by debt, profit and finance”, with hardly a thought for the client.

November 24th, 2017

Legal Futures Report

 

The march of the digital conveyancer continues apace, from the government planning to create the largest repository of open land data in the world, to the rapid adoption of sophisticated technology by conveyancers, such as chatbots and artificial intelligence. So, how does legal regulation keep up with this? In association with the Council for Licensed […]

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How do you choose your ATE provider?

Tony Dyas Allianz

Choosing an after-the-event (ATE) insurance provider isn’t easy for solicitors. Differentiation between products and price is not always clear at first glance and you don’t really know what you’re getting until you use it years later. And, as with all intangible insurance products, you can’t take it back. Many solicitors are very loyal to their ATE providers and often focus on price, but this isn’t the only consideration. So, as a law firm, what should you be thinking about when considering who to work with?

November 23rd, 2017