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Big personal injury firms “to merge as market shrinks”

23 September 2020

Some of the larger personal injury firms are set to merge while others will have to restructure, with the market set to reached a “watershed moment”, a report has predicted.

Second time unlucky as sham marriage solicitor is struck off again

23 September 2020

A solicitor recorded by an undercover TV reporter giving advice on what he knew was a sham marriage has been struck off for the second time by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Exclusive: PI newcomer saves 100 jobs with Yorkshire firm pre-pack

22 September 2020

The jobs of more than 100 staff at Yorkshire firm Heptonstalls have been saved by a start-up personal injury practice that aims to expand as others leave the market due to next year’s whiplash reforms.

Law firm principal reported by solicitor for improper transfers

22 September 2020

A law firm owner whose practice of making improper transfers from client to office account was reported to the regulator “with a heavy heart” by a member of staff.

“Hardest six months ever” for National Accident Helpline group

22 September 2020

Revenue and profit have fallen sharply at NAHL plc – the owner of National Accident Helpline and ABS National Accident Law – after “the most challenging six months” in its history.

SRA Innovate “must work even harder” to combat digital exclusion

22 September 2020

The SRA must work “even harder” through its Innovate programme to encourage technology that helps reduce digital exclusion, its new executive director for strategy and innovation said yesterday.

Law Commission targets smart contracts and digital assets

22 September 2020

The Law Commission has launched new projects to ensure that English law can accommodate smart contracts and digital assets.

SQE decision delayed as legal academics urge rejection

21 September 2020

The decision on whether to approve the Solicitors Qualifying Examination has been delayed amid a call from groups representing more than 4,000 legal academics to reject it.

Firms worry about closing flagship offices post-Covid

21 September 2020

Law firms worry that closing flagship offices in big cities as part of the shift to work from home will hit their market share and damage their local reputation, new research has found.

City giant throws weight behind domestic abuse helpline

21 September 2020

City giant Hogan Lovells has endorsed the launch of a charity’s government-backed advice line to help employers support staff experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.

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