The Civil Liability Bill overcame its final parliamentary hurdle yesterday as a leading insurer admitted that the £35 reduction in motor premiums might be swallowed up by other costs.
A solicitor who sent abusive emails to members of staff at the Solicitors Regulation Authority and former colleagues, and was convicted of possessing a knife in public, has been struck off.
The four lead researchers behind the Legal Education and Training Review, which paved the way for radical changes in legal education, have criticised the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
The Lord Chief Justice is optimistic that digital exclusion resulting from the government’s court modernisation programme will be a “very small problem”, he said yesterday.
Law firms are adopting new technology in wide variety of ways, contradicting the received wisdom that they have been slow to embrace change, according to a new report.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is pushing for protection for staff from criminal sanctions for disclosing information relating to transgender solicitors and other law firm staff.
The government should only reject peers’ advice about the use of secondary legislation to enact key parts of legislation like the Civil Liability Bill if there are “clear and compelling reasons”.
A Court of Appeal judge has called on legal regulators to make public who owns alternative business structures to bring greater transparency to the personal injury market.
The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.
A solicitor has been suspended for his role in his firm acting for a client that scammed elderly people out of £500,000 with so-called estate preservation trusts.
Indexing and searching in content management systems have serious weaknesses that haven’t always received the attention they need from law firms – up to 30% of documents are invisible to search.