Legal Services Act


Self-insurance ABS plans overseas expansion within global group

25 August 2021

A niche ABS owned by a global insurance giant plans to take its service advising large companies on self-insurance schemes to other countries in which its parent operates.


No let-up: impact of Covid on Legal Ombudsman laid bare

16 July 2021

Covid did not significantly reduce the number of dissatisfied clients contacting the Legal Ombudsman but it hit the organisation’s ability to deal with them, according to figures out today.


From Cardiff to Norwich, Southampton to Newcastle – Knights eyes more M&A

14 July 2021

Listed law firm Knights is eyeing up acquisition opportunities across England and Wales after its performance rebounded strongly in the second half of the year to take turnover over £100m.


“Extraordinary things are happening” outside of traditional law firms

12 July 2021

Professor Richard Susskind’s claim that the current model of alternative legal services providers has not delivered and needs to be rethought is premature, the boss of Radiant Law has argued.


Public supports stronger ongoing competence checks for lawyers

9 July 2021

There is near unanimity among the public that lawyers should have to demonstrate more actively than now that they remain competent throughout their careers, the Legal Services Board has found.


Listed compliance and risk business snaps up another law firm

5 July 2021

Listed company Marlowe has continued the rapid expansion of its employment law business by buying law firm Cater Leydon Millard for £2.25m – its second acquisition in three months.


Consumers happy with shift to online legal services, survey finds

5 July 2021

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to the online delivery of legal services, with consumers generally happy with the experience, major new research has found.


Florida becomes latest state to move towards allowing ABSs

2 July 2021

Florida has become the latest American state to move towards allowing alternative business structures, while British Columbia has launched a regulatory sandbox to encourage innovation in Canada.


Back to the future for QualitySolicitors as Metamorph buys network

1 July 2021

QualitySolicitors is set for rejuvenation as a national network of law firms after being acquired by consolidator Metamorph Group, which aims to triple its membership.


LSB: Bar regulator “put interests of profession ahead of the public”

1 July 2021

The Bar Standards Board places “a disproportionate weight on the impact of its work on the profession” and pays insufficient regard to the impact on the public, the Legal Services Board said today.

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