Legal News

“Formal periodic reaccreditation” for lawyers back on the table

The Legal Services Board is set to begin work on a a review of continuing competence that will revisit the possibility of formal periodic reaccreditation for lawyers.

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Eversheds uses ABS to build £100m alternative legal services venture

Eversheds Sutherland is to hive off three of its ‘alternative’ legal services teams into an alternative business structure, from which it will seek external investment to help more than double revenue to £100m.

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£13k fine for ops chief who resold firm’s mobiles highlights ABS anomaly

The former head of operations at well-known media law firm Schillings has been banned from working for solicitors after reselling the firm’s used mobile phones and pocketing the proceeds.

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Accountants bring the one-stop shop to Cornwall with new ABS

An accountancy firm in Cornwall has set up an alternative business structure to provide will writing, trusts and power of attorney services – which it says is the first one-stop shop of its kind in the county.

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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.


26 June 2019

In conversation with a diversity and inclusion specialist

Most businesses have got challenges around their gender pay gaps. Some are still viewing the process as simply being a yearly reporting requirement, and are not really looking at the effects.

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