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Defendant solicitors worry about PI reforms delay

19 September 2019

A leading insurance law firm has outlined worries that the Civil Liability Act reforms will not be implemented in April 2020 as currently planned.

ABS Carbon opens platform to own-brand start-ups

19 September 2019

A virtual firm alternative business structure aimed at top-end solicitors approaching retirement is white labelling entities to groups of lawyers or overseas practices looking to start up under their own brand.

Third “and probably last” ABS joint venture for NAHL

18 September 2019

NAHL plc – the company that owns National Accident Helpline – has unveiled its third, and probably last, joint venture alternative business structure as it prepares for next year’s personal injury reforms.

Exclusive: Future of BT’s ABS under scrutiny

16 September 2019

The future of BT Law is under scrutiny as the communications giant that owns the alternative business structure moves to focus more on its core business, Legal Futures can reveal.

Listed firm diversifies with £22m corporate finance deal

16 September 2019

City firm Rosenblatt has made its first acquisition as a listed business – and begun diversifying away from legal services – by spending up to £22m on a specialist sell-side corporate finance boutique.

Court modernisation still has long way to go, NAO warns

13 September 2019

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has made “good progress” in transforming some services, but there are still “significant challenges” ahead for the court modernisation programme, the NAO said today.

Acquisition fall-out led to firm being sold to consolidator

11 September 2019

An acquisition that cost more than anticipated and caused overstaffing was a primary cause of the difficulties that led to a law firm being bought by consolidator AWH Legal, it has emerged.

PI reform enthusiast joins Ministry of Justice line-up

11 September 2019

One of the most outspoken backbench supporters of the government’s personal injury reforms has been given a role at the Ministry of Justice that includes advancing the agenda.

ABS plans more growth as it sees PI firms closing

11 September 2019

Anexo Group, the listed credit hire and legal services business, is looking to expand beyond road traffic accidents and the North-West and said the demise of other claimant law firms was “great” news.

Solicitors ignoring importance of business skills

10 September 2019

There is a “fundamental disconnect” among solicitors between the skills they think they need and the ones they actually need, new research has suggested.

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16 September 2019

The Amazon effect

I have to be honest and say it still amazes me how many lawyers we come into contact with, who are still behaving like dinosaurs when it comes to technology. It’s not about chronological age.

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