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“No way” whiplash portal will be ready for April 2020

20 September 2018

There are considerable doubts about whether the Ministry of Justice will meet its April 2020 target to introduce the whiplash reforms, this week’s PI Futures event heard.


Solicitor and barrister both sanctioned for drink driving

20 September 2018

A solicitor and barrister have separately been sanctioned for drink-drive offences, although only the latter appeared before a disciplinary tribunal.


Bar Council slams BSB’s “dilution” of barrister brand

19 September 2018

The Bar Council has reacted with outrage to training reforms that it says would automatically ‘passport’ solicitors with higher rights of audience to become barristers.


LeO urges lawyers to ditch web email providers

19 September 2018

The Legal Ombudsman has urged law firms that use web-based email such as AOL and Hotmail to invest in a more secure corporate email solution or risk paying out to victims of cybercrime.


City lawyer “diverted client cash to own bank account”

19 September 2018

A Spanish lawyer who sent “misleading” emails to divert £183,000 intended for his client to his personal bank account, has been struck off the register of European lawyers.


Law firms losing work due to follow-up failures

18 September 2018

Personal injury law firms are missing out on significant amounts of business because of the way they handle incoming enquiries from potential clients.


NAH to unveil “small claims ready” law firm next year

18 September 2018

NAHL plc, the company that owns National Accident Helpline, is to launch its “small claims ready” law firm next year, now that the government’s personal injury reforms have been put back.


Listed law firm launches litigation funding subsidiary

18 September 2018

City law firm Rosenblatt has launched a standalone litigation funding business with an initial £2m cash injection from the money it raised from its stock exchange listing in May.


Divorcing man told: You can’t pay your lawyers without paying your wife’s

18 September 2018

The husband in a divorce dispute cannot pay his lawyers a pound without paying a pound to his wife’s solicitors, the High Court has ruled.


Solicitor struck off after income tax fraud conviction

18 September 2018

A solicitor who fraudulently claimed £37,000 in income tax repayments has been struck off. Her sentencing judge had said she was “wholly unsuitable to be a solicitor”.

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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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