The draft Brexit agreement published yesterday maintains the ability for UK lawyers to operate in the EU as now, and vice versa, during the transition period that runs until December 2020.
Many law firms have failed to invest in their debt and uninsured loss recovery teams, creating a “gap in the market”, according to one looking to double its £6.5m turnover in three years.
The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice has told MPs that two of its main spending assumptions have turned out to be “fundamentally unrealistic”.
The Legal Services Board has been told by its own consumer panel that it has to share the responsibility for ensuring that consumers do not suffer at the hands of solicitors working for unregulated firms.
The Legal Services Board has approved the new SRA Handbook, including the controversial proposal to allow solicitors to provide unreserved services to the public from unregulated businesses.
Rob Terry, founder and former executive chairman of claims-handling giant Quindell, has invested £750,000 in a claims management joint venture, it has emerged.
New rules which clearly limit the influence the Law Society can have on the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Council on the Bar Standards Board, have been published.
The government was put under pressure yesterday by the Conservative chair of the justice select committee to admit that it had gone too far in its cuts to legal aid and made justice “transactional”.
Online will providers are 77% cheaper than solicitors on average, new research has found, while the value of wills and probate services is set to increase by £200m to £1.5bn by 2023.
The Ministry of Justice is among the government departments “facing further large budget cuts over the next five years” on the basis of this week’s Budget, a leading think tank has predicted.