Legal Services Act

Brexit deal maintains lawyers’ position during transition

15 November 2018

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.

Law firms have “failed to invest” in debt recovery teams

12 November 2018

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.

“We got it wrong on spending”, MoJ mandarin tells MPs

7 November 2018

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”.

LSB told to share responsibility after SRA Handbook decision

7 November 2018

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.

Legal Services Board approves new SRA Handbook in full

6 November 2018

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.

He’s back: Ex-Quindell chief Terry invests in claims manager

6 November 2018

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 to bolster legal regulators’ independence

5 November 2018

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.

Admit LASPO went too far, Neill tells justice minister

2 November 2018

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 77% cheaper than solicitors

1 November 2018

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.

Think tank: MoJ budget “to keep falling for years to come”

31 October 2018

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.

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14 November 2018

How accessible is your recruitment process?

Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.

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