Legal Services Act

Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB

24 May 2019

The executive director of strategy, policy and communications at the General Dental Council has been named as the new chief executive of the Legal Services Board.

Listed pioneer records strong growth with turnover and profits up

23 May 2019

Gateley – the first listed law firm – is expected to announce an 18% rise in turnover in its annual results, with profits up 10%, it told shareholders today. However, its share price dipped on the news.

UN highlights role of legal aid cuts in “immiseration” of millions

23 May 2019

The decimation of legal aid has contributed to “the systematic immiseration of millions across Great Britain”, the UN’s expert on poverty and human rights said yesterday.

Consumer panel urges regulators to act on lawtech

22 May 2019

Regulators need to monitor the development of legal technology and issue guidance to help maximise the opportunities it presents while delivering the necessary protection for consumers.

Knights shares on the rise as trading update signals strong growth

22 May 2019

Shares in Knights rose yesterday on the back of a strong trading update, with their price now doubled since the national law firm floated last June. Revenue for the financial year is expected to be up 50%.

Medical agencies need formal regulation, says MedCo

21 May 2019

Evidence of misrepresentation, dishonesty and fraud by medical agencies supplying solicitors with expert reports means the government should consider formally regulating them, MedCo has argued.

Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches

21 May 2019

New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been approved by the Legal Services Board. The changes include a new ‘early investigation’ rule.

“We do not dictate PI policy to ministers,” MIB boss insists

20 May 2019

The head of the body building the new whiplash portal has insisted that the organisation “does not dictate policy to ministers”. He also revealed that the cost of setting up the portal would be £15m.

PE investor in failed law firm set to lose £22.5m

17 May 2019

The private equity backer of failed personal injury firm Roberts Jackson is set to lose its entire £22.5m investment, while unsecured creditors will only receive pennies in the pound.

Give clients a cost benefit analysis of their cases, LeO says

16 May 2019

Lawyers must provide their clients with a cost benefit analysis so they can understand the choices available to them, the Legal Ombudsman has said, also warning lawyers to be “crystal clear” over charges.

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