Legal Services Act

Chambers blames government approach to justice system for decision to close

14 August 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on the justice system and the government’s response has led a mid-sized London set to announce its closure, saying members are not prepared to take the financial risk they are facing.

What price solidarity among legal aid lawyers?

13 August 2020

Solidarity – or not – between legal aid lawyers is under the spotlight this week, with solicitors from 200 law firms coming together to force a change to immigration fees, but criminal firms falling out.

Dentons to add non-legal services amid global growth

12 August 2020

The chairman of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, has outlined a future of continued expansion, merging with both law firms and in time non-legal businesses around the world, including the UK.

LeO: Simplest complaints could take over a year to conclude

12 August 2020

The Legal Ombudsman has warned that if its poor performance over the last few months continues, it could take more than a year to process even the simplest complaints.

Consumers “more likely to both shop around and complain”

11 August 2020

Consumers of legal services are more likely to shop around and to make a formal complaint if they do not get what they want than in previous years, new research has found.

Chambers giving notice on leases in wake of Covid

11 August 2020

Barristers may be keen to get back to work but they are not going back to chambers, and nearly a third of sets have given or are considering giving partial notice on their leases.

Judge loses race discrimination claim over litigant’s complaint

10 August 2020

A judge has failed in his claim that he suffered discrimination, harassment and victimisation due to his race over how a complaint against him by a litigant was dealt with.

Quindell saga rumbles on with claim against PwC

10 August 2020

The company formerly known as Quindell has served a £63m claim against accountancy firm PwC for allegedly using confidential information to reduce the amount Slater & Gordon paid.

Covid fall-out could lead to rush of law firm start-ups

7 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic may reverse the trend towards consolidation in the SME legal market, with start-ups emerging as effective competition, according to the former boss of Cartwright King.

Hedge fund-backed debt business launches ambitious ABS

6 August 2020

An alternative business structure has been launched by a hedge fund-backed business that finances commercial debt recovery litigation, with ambitious plans for expansion.

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