Legal News

Treasury rejects SRA and Law Society pleas over economic crime levy

The government has rejected a call from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that small law firms should have to pay its new economic crime levy.

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Ashurst elevates ‘New Law’ tech roles to careers alongside lawyers

The ‘New Law’ arm of City firm Ashurst has created a formal career pathway for legal technology specialists to run in parallel with the traditional roles available to lawyers.

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“Positive action scheme” bids to improve diversity of Treasury Counsel

A “positive action scheme” for advocates who have the potential to become Treasury Counsel in the future – aimed to address a lack of diversity in their ranks – is to be launched next month.

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SRA launches investigations into 10% of firms checked for AML compliance

More than 10% of law firms whose compliance with anti-money laundering rules was checked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the last year have been referred for investigation

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How could instant messaging transform your law firm?

The vast majority of law firms have no instant messaging capability. In what other sector is that the case? Most stick to traditional communications channels. In 2021 there’s no good reason for that.

From cost saving to revenue making – post-pandemic commercial success

Commercial success is the driving force for ambitious law firms and it should come as no surprise that many have a renewed determination to re-evaluate their businesses in the wake of Covid-19.

Success in-house – what people don’t tell you about how to get there

TV dramas have made many people think that the legal profession consists of heroes (or villains) in high-flying firms or public prosecution. In reality, nearly a quarter of solicitors work in-house.