Legal News

Accountants ponder new push to regulate legal services

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is considering a new push to regulate reserved legal activities, three years after its last attempt was knocked back.

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City solicitor fails in claim for pay reduced during Covid

A City solicitor who agreed to lower wages during lockdown has failed in his claim for full pay for his last month after handing in his notice.

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Reduced legal budgets seen as biggest virus challenge

Lawyers have identified reduced client budgets for legal work as the biggest threat to the profession from the pandemic in a new report.

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Court reforms data collection progress “disappointing”

The government’s £1bn court reforms have had a “disappointingly slow” start in collecting the information required to ensure the justice system is fair, according to researchers.

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Cutting to the chase on the SQE

While it is right to raise valid concerns about the SQE, are we not a bit tired of hearing the same old tune of the beaten drum with no better alternatives being suggested and at the eleventh hour?


The inherent dilemma of the in-house lawyer

If the chief executive of a division of a massive American company is to be believed, corporations everywhere are in the process of changing to put the needs of the community alongside profits.


Reports


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.