News In Brief


In brief: latest ABS, Co-op wins contract, top firms “don’t want” external cash, SRA race probe

29 November 2012

Our regular round-up of important news nuggets includes the newest SRA-licensed ABS, an advice contract for the Co-op, a survey of top firms on how they are changing, a probe of SRA files to identify any racial discrimination, heavy fine for spam texters and much more.


In brief: Law Society gives in over reaccreditation, QS in Barnardo’s will push and much more

5 October 2012

Our regular news round-up covers the Law Society bowing to pressure over criminal litigation accreditation scheme plans, banks signing up to a new probate protocol, QualitySolicitors’ charitable partnership with Barnardo’s, the College of Law adding a Masters in Law to the LPC, an IP firm diversifying, and sluggish growth at the top firms.


News in brief: SRA launches Hillsborough probe, two more ABSs, PC renewal timetable and more

21 September 2012

Our latest round-up of news you need to know includes the SRA launching an investigation into the conduct of solicitors after the Hillsborough disaster, the latest ABS licences, PC renewal details, and a bid to ensure high standards of complaints handling among conveyancers.


News in brief: online directory launch, Scottish LPO bid, cash-flow squeeze, and more

24 August 2012

Our regular round-up of news you may have missed includes an international online directory, Scotland looking for a piece of the LPO market, worsening cash-flow at law firms, a free probate offer, and much more besides.


News in brief: pre-pack saves law firm, Pannone’s white-label arm wins contract, and more

14 August 2012

Our latest round-up includes the pre-pack sale of a Devon law firm, new business wins for Pannone and Gateley, the merger of big-hitting law firm consultancies, a new PII offering for small firms, and a bogus e-mail warning from the SRA.


In brief: ABS-in-waiting unveils strong results, barrister libel ruling, and much more

12 July 2012

Our latest news round-up reports on big turnover and profit increases at Quindell, a High Court ruling on the absolute privilege of correspondence with a regulator, new equality rules for chambers and much more.


In brief: regulators reassure firms over RBS ‘breaches’, £1m apprenticeships boost and more

25 June 2012

Our latest round-up of key news includes the SRA and CLC offering relief to solicitors in breach because of RBS/NatWest computer problems, £1m of government money for legal apprenticeships, a destination for dormant client money, the Co-op’s new will-writing partnership, and much more.


News in brief: Quindell targets CMC aggregation, “charitable referral fees”, solicitor ad wins TV award

18 June 2012

Our regular round-up of news snippets features another acquisition by ABS-in-waiting Quindell Portfolio, a solicitor’s TV ad winning a Royal Television Society award, a firm donating referral fees to charity, and ABS compensation fund arrangements.


News in brief: CIPA chief eyes ABSs, Co-op boss to bow out, law firms are “cybercrime target”, and more

11 June 2012

Our regular round-up includes strong backing for intellectual property ABSs, Eddie Ryan leaving Co-operative Legal Services, a new digital copyright licence for law firms, an “unacceptable” lack of transparency over PII commissions, and a warning that law firms are being targeted by online espionage.


News in brief: COLP/COFA advice service launched, referral fee offensive, and much more

29 May 2012

Our latest round-up of key news snippets sees the ex-chief of the CLC launch a consultancy, a new COLP and COFA helpline, a campaign against personal injury “auctions”, Lawyers on Demand goes it alone, a run-off cover boost for retiring solicitors, and a rethink on financial services ABSs.

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