News In Brief

News round-up: would-be ABS expands, HSBC publishes panel criteria, and much more

5 April 2012

Our regular round-up of news includes Quindell Portfolio’s latest acquisition, Simmons & Simmons moving City work to Bristol, the SRA’s City adviser joining Obelisk Legal, the Law Society withdrawing its PII broker list, and much more besides.

News round-up: financial stresses hit lawyers, slander case struck out, and much more

22 March 2012

Our latest round-up of news in brief has a breakdown of calls in 2011 to legal support charity LawCare, better news on PII, a defamation battle between two employment law consultancies, developments over conveyancing panels, and SIFA launching a consultancy.

News round-up: firm overturns £100k wasted costs order, record number of law firms, and much more

13 March 2012

Our latest round-up of news includes Fisher Meredith winning an appeal against a big wasted costs order, SRA figures on the number of firms and solicitors, the first law firm to ‘pin’ on growing social media service Pinterest, fee income up at the largest law firms, and more.

News round-up: expands, firm recruits COLP, will-writer training boost, and much more

9 March 2012

Our regular round-up of bits of news you may have missed include new locations for the network, a firm recruiting its COLP, firms launching joint ventures and targeted services, professional training for will-writers, money laundering warning, and more.

News round-up: Kennedys eyes investment, run-off cover call, Manchester firms’ growth stalls, and more

27 February 2012

Our latest news round-up reports on City firm Kennedys’ likely need for external investment, Law Society lobbying over run-off cover, Mishcon’s new private client service, a review of Manchester firms’ financials and an anti-HSBC petition.

News round-up: barrister jailed for chambers theft, another mySRA extension, and much more

13 February 2012

Our latest news round-up reports on a barrister jailed after stealing £72,500 from his chambers, more problems with the SRA’s online PC renewal system, surveys on fixed fees and compliance, and the appeal court upholding a ruling against a firm innocently caught up in mortgage fraud.

News round-up: SRA caution over HSBC undertaking, slowdown in law firm closures, and much more

9 February 2012

Our latest news round-up cover the SRA’s view of HSBC’s conveyancing undertaking, a fall in the number of firms closing ahead of PII renewal, a warning over merger failures, the Co-op seeking legal apprentices, and key appointments at Irwin Mitchell, the Law Society and CIPA.

News in brief: solicitors, accountants and IFAs join forces, "ABSs are future for conveyancing", and more

1 February 2012

Our latest news round-up takes in an innovative partnership to combine financial, taxation and legal advice, an update on ABS applications, the role for ABSs in the conveyancing market, growing fraud claims against solicitors, support for provisional assessment, and new blood at the OLC.

News in brief: jailed solicitor loses appeal, PC renewal progress, onshore LPO boost, and much more

30 January 2012

Our regular news round-up reports on a jailed solicitor’s appeal against his seven-year sentence, an SRA update on PC renewal, Integreon’s new LPO facility, the new Law Society advocacy section, pressure on HSBC over conveyancing and Herbert Smith expanding in Belfast.

News in brief: LSC wins overpayment test cases, City lawyers’ bonuses on the up, and more

19 January 2012

News round-up takes in an important court victory for the Legal Services Commission on legal aid payments, a major survey showing that City lawyer salaries are very much on the up and partners borrowing more to pay tax bills.

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