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Firms worry about closing flagship offices post-Covid

21 September 2020

Law firms worry that closing flagship offices in big cities as part of the shift to work from home will hit their market share and damage their local reputation, new research has found.


More judges to work flexibly in latest diversity push

18 September 2020

More flexible working hours and a review of the eligibility criteria are part of the latest plan to improve diversity in the judiciary, especially in the senior ranks.


Private client lawyer targets wealthy with strategic consultancy

18 September 2020

A senior private client lawyer has launched a strategic consultancy to advise wealthy individuals and families from around the world on succession, risk, governance and dispute resolution.


SME legal services platform goes global after City law firm invests

17 September 2020

An online legal services platform for SMEs is offering its clients access to lawyers around the world following a “significant” investment from a City law firm, it has emerged.


Profits down but wills and divorce enquiries surge at Co-op

17 September 2020

Revenue from legal services at the Co-op was flat in the first six months of this year, but profits fell by a third, the group’s half-year results have revealed.


Council shuts down law firm’s offices for “flouting” Covid-19 rules

16 September 2020

A law firm linked with 18 cases of Covid-19 was ordered to shut its office with immediate effect last week after being accused of showing “disregard” for the health of its staff.


Government eyes regulating the law’s unregulated providers

16 September 2020

The Ministry of Justice is considering whether to create a register of unregulated providers of legal services and give their clients access to redress if things go wrong, it emerged yesterday.


Listed firm records good results despite Covid-19

14 September 2020

Listed law firm Keystone Law saw its turnover rise 6.5% in the first half of its financial year despite new instructions shrinking by nearly a third in the wake of lockdown.


Community Justice Fund grants hit £6m in four months

11 September 2020

The Community Justice Fund has now handed out more than £6m in grants since it was set up in May to support not-for-profit legal advice providers through the pandemic.


Demand for fraud partners “to rise dramatically” after pandemic

11 September 2020

Demand for partners who specialise in white collar crime will increase just as dramatically after the pandemic as it did after the financial crisis in 2008, a report has predicted.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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