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Lawyers and students flock to help free legal advice CIC

9 May 2021

A community interest company set up to offer free legal advice to those unable to pay for it and not eligible for legal aid has increased the number of its volunteers from nine to 50 during the pandemic.

Latest deal for law firm consolidator as M&A rumbles on

6 May 2021

Law firm consolidator Metamorph Group has unveiled its latest acquisition, as we round up the latest M&A news and report on a major new international force launched in France and Germany.

Global network targets London with second UK law firm acquisition

5 May 2021

International professional services group ETL Global has acquired 30-partner London firm Laytons for its network, doubling its legal footprint in the UK with further acquisitions to come.

Investors back start-up that turns collaborating lawyers into virtual firm

5 May 2021

A lawtech start-up has far exceeded its target to raise funding of £120,000 for software that links lawyers who know each other so they can collaborate remotely and compete with large firms.

Immigration and civil litigation hit hardest by Covid-19

5 May 2021

Immigration and civil litigation were the two areas of legal practice hit hardest by the pandemic last year, with private client and family law “insulated” from the impact, new research has found.

Knights enters Sheffield in deal number 13 for listed consolidator

4 May 2021

Knights is to acquire Sheffield practice Keebles for £11.6m, the 13th acquisition the consolidator has managed in less than three years as a listed business.

Concerns mount over use of review websites to judge quality of lawyers

4 May 2021

The Bar Council and Council for Licensed Conveyancers have warned of the dangers of using “one-sided” consumer reviews to assess the quality of lawyers.

Keystone boss untroubled by competition from US

30 April 2021

The boss of Keystone Law has said he is “untroubled” by the ambitions of other law firms that openly want to compete with the listed business as it announced rising turnover and profit for 2020/21.

CMC numbers continue to fall as whiplash regulation clear latest hurdle

29 April 2021

The number of claims management companies continues to fall year on year and has dropped 80% over the past decade, new figures have shown.

CEO who “ran for the hills” loses appeal over failed unfair dismissal claim

29 April 2021

A well-known law firm did not fire its chief executive because he made protected disclosures about financial problems that were discovered at the practice, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

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