Legal Services Act

Listed group eyes PI acquisitions as lawyer directors cash out

1 June 2020

Anexo Group plc – the listed business which combines legal services with credit hire – has raised £7.5m with a view to acquisitions, while two of its lawyer directors have sold shares for £3.2m.

Lawtech products “may need direct regulation”

1 June 2020

Lawtech products may need to be directly regulated as they become more complex, and it is harder for lawyers to understand how the underlying algorithms work, new research has suggested.

Virtual legal business launches US subsidiary

29 May 2020

A virtual law business that uniquely combines regulated and unregulated legal practices, with lawyers in the UK and across the world, has launched a subsidiary in the USA.

Shock change at the top of listed law firm DWF

29 May 2020

The man who steered DWF onto the public markets as the first law firm to be listed on the main London Stock Exchange has suddenly stepped down in the face of the firm’s Covid-19 difficulties.

ABSs in US move closer in wake of Covid-19

29 May 2020

The Utah Supreme Court is pressing ahead with plans to become the first US state to introduce ABSs, saying the Covid-19 crisis underscored the need for innovation in the legal market.

Gina Miller takes on new campaign: wills reform

28 May 2020

Businesswoman Gina Miller has turned to the “outdated” wills legislation in her latest campaign, calling for emergency measures to help people make wills during the Covid-19 crisis.

Firms “avoiding radical staff measures” during crisis

27 May 2020

Most law firms have continued to resist radical measures to cope with the Covid-19 crisis, taking “moderate steps in the short term to ensure resilience in the long term”, new research has found.

Crisis gives firms “platform to accelerate change”

27 May 2020

The coronavirus crisis has given law firms a “platform to accelerate change” in promoting equality, the chief operating officer of Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has said.

Gateley redeploys staff to “busy” counter-cyclical areas

27 May 2020

AIM-listed law firm Gateley has moved underemployed staff to support counter-cyclical services that are “extremely busy”, it reassured investors yesterday.

Conveyancers lobby for furloughing flexibility

26 May 2020

Conveyancers and other property stakeholders have called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to allow them to move staff in and out of furlough on a weekly basis as the home-moving market recovers.

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1 June 2020

Marketing through the Covid-19 outbreak

Sadly, there is a demand for wills due to the implications of Covid-19, so the need to communicate your services to help those looking to organise their affairs is still very important.

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