Legal Services Act

“Ageism” of virtual law firms not being confronted

6 December 2019

The “ageism” of new-breed ‘virtual’ law firms, with their focus on senior lawyers at the expense of younger ones, has not been confronted, an analysis has argued.

Exclusive: “Impossible” for insurers to meet whiplash deadline

3 December 2019

A “growing number of insurers” believe there will not be enough time for them to prepare properly for launch of the whiplash portal in April 2020, the new head of FOIL has warned. One said it was “impossible”.

City firms circling Irish counterparts for EU foothold

3 December 2019

Most of the large Irish law firms have been approached about a merger with a UK counterpart in the past year as City firms look to establish a foothold in the post-Brexit EU, it has emerged.

Investors “eager to back law firms”

2 December 2019

Investors are poised to buy into the legal services sector to capitalise on recent regulatory changes, with corporatised law firms best placed to benefit, according to an expert in external investment.

Exclusive: Consumer law consolidator eyes public listing

29 November 2019

Metamorph Law, which has bought eight law firms in the past three years, is planning to list on the stock market in 12-18 months – the first move of its kind for a UK consumer law firm.

Ince eyes opportunities from new SRA rules

28 November 2019

Listed law firm Ince Group is examining how it could take advantage of the new rules allowing solicitors to practise from unregulated businesses, it said today as it announced strong half-year results.

Shareholders target Quindell legal action

28 November 2019

Shareholders who claim they were misled by one-time alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell have began legal action over the losses they suffered as a result.

Four in ten claimants would use whiplash portal

27 November 2019

A minority of personal injury claimants, 43%, would be willing to use the government’s new portal for road traffic accident claims worth up to £5,000, a report has found.

Private investor helps fund litigation boutique launch

26 November 2019

A private investor has provided £1m in start-up funding for a Liverpool litigation boutique and alternative business structure specialising in complex and high-value commercial cases.

Time’s up on big law firm model, says Dentons

22 November 2019

The traditional big law firm model is “backward looking” and the Big Four accountants pose “a seismic competitive change to practices of all types, sizes and locations”, Dentons has warned.

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